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SAI KUNG

ECO TOUR Blue Sky Eco Tour brings you to the tranquility side of Sai Kung Peninsula and offers you a trip that you will never forget. Our six-hour leisure journey takes you to the Sai Kung Peninsula and its coastal islands. Our coach would then lead you to have a closer look with SUP / Kayak. 藍天生態旅遊將會帶您離開 喧嘩鬧市,一天之內體驗香 港大自然生態、傳統歷史、 點心美食及潮玩水上活動。 我們的六小時休閒舍意旅程 會帶你先乘坐快艇前往到西 貢半島及其沿岸的島嶼,再 由教練教授基本直立板、獨 木舟或浮潛技巧等及於島上 享受午餐或晚餐。

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TABLE OF CONTENT HKSUPBA Background Organizational Profile and Trends

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Messages Chairman OF HKSUPBA VICE Chairman of HKSUPBA

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Event Information Event RUNDOWN COURSE MAPs Race Venue Prize

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Event History Past RESULTS

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Other Information Rules & Regulations Important Notices Special Thanks Photos of past Events

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HKSUPBA

Organizational Profile and Trends The Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association (HKSUPBA) is the Hong Kong regional representative body of the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the only organization in Hong Kong that is serious about promoting the development of stand up paddling (SUP). We are proud to announce that we have achieved all the goals that have been set up in the previous year. The completed projects including the promotion of stand up paddling through the enhancement of athletes training, cooperation with various surf and SUP organizations in mainland China, Tai Wan and Hong Kong. We also organised SUP league races in Hong Kong and hosted the Hong Kong International SUP Championship for internationally renowned athletes to come to Hong Kong and compete with lead local athletes. In the past year, The Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association (HKSUPBA) has strived to become a member of the Sport Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and hopes to receive support and funding from the Hong Kong Government for SUP athletes. However, the SUP movement has been able to grow healthily and move forward in the past year before we received any good news from the Hong Kong Government. We want to express our deep gratitude to the following units who have been supporting and contributing for the past few years. Among the sponsors, we are especially grateful to MVISION, Sharelife Sports Equipments, WHATZSUP Standup Paddleboard Pro Shop, and Regal Earn. In terms of human resources support, thanks to a group of committee members who have been dedicated to promoting and assisting in organizing and preparing SUP events. Everyone’s effort

has enabled the general public to learn more about SUP and to participate more in the SUP events. We are very proud of the outstanding results and achievements of “the Hong Kong International SUP Championships” has reached. There were many current world champions joined in our Championship races, including Mr. Kai Lenny, the Super Waterman; Mr. Michael Booth, the current World Paddle League’s No. 1 Australian player; Mr. Casper Steinfath , the Champion of ISA SUP Sprints 2017; Mr. Mo Freitas, the Champion of ISA Technical Race 2017; Mr. Bernd Roedi 2017 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Elite Downwind Champion, Japan’s No. 1 player Kenny Kaneko for five consecutive years, and more professional players on the leaderboard I have not participated in the competition in this event. It is the fourth in this year’s competition in 2018. It is also a good one to be one of the Paddle League’s global elite scoring points, one of the two-star events in the rankings. We will continue to work hard and hope that one day will become one of the major sports events in Hong Kong.

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Welcome everyone to take part at our 4th Hong Kong Sup International Championship presented by Mvision. In 2018, hksupba has continued the growth of sports in athletes development, instructor program and event development. Our youth program has increased over 200 young athletes who took part into training and more than 80 become new generations of sup racers. Our instructor program went well and developed a group of new ISA sup instructors who are internationally recognized. And the new group of instructors are already helping more people to enjoy the sport. In terms of our racing events, we have already completed 3 Hong Kong Sup league races with one more to find out who will be our best paddlers in Hong Kong. Our international sup championship has been recgonized by the Paddle League as a 2 stars event, so athletes who compete in this event will get ranking points with the top 100 male and top 50 female leaders points. We are also aiming to send a team of atheletes to represent Hong Kong and take part in the ISA sup world championship during end of November. We have worked closely with Asia Sup Tour early on in June to developed the first Asia Sup Championship in Mahalo Club, China. The race was a success with top Asian paddlers take part in event. The beach at Mahalo Club has surfing waves which allowed athletes to learn and trained to take part in technical racing. We will use the club to set up more open ocean training along side with sup surfing training for Hong Kong athletes.

Good Luck to everyone who are racing today, and have fun paddling!

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SIPPY CHIC EARTH’S FINEST WATER.™


Thank you to all who have participated in The 4th Hong Kong International SUP Championship 2018! In a blink of an eye, we have successfully organised the third edition of our annual competition all thanks to everyone’s support and the team’s hard work and dedication. It has been humbling to see our competitions generate international attention throughout the years, with an increasing number of pro-athletes worldwide coming to our shores to compete. 2018 has been a fantastic year for HKSUPBA: our competition has officially entered The Most Competitive Races of the Year 2018 (The SUP Racer World Rankings system), we have also seen vast improvements amongst our very own Hong Kong athletes, and standup paddleboarding in general has significantly gained in popularity across Asia — this has really made the organisation’s commitment and hard work all worthwhile. This growing momentum has greatly encouraged us to continue giving our all in spreading our passion for the sport even more extensively. In 2019, we look to increase our efforts in grooming home-grown athletes, as well as expand our reach to the masses. Ultimately, we commit to participate and collaborate with the other Asia and international SUP competitions. We hope to seek your continuous support! Once again, I sincerely thank you all for being part of this special occasion; may SUP continue to bring you immense fun and joy like it has to us!

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RUN DOWN

International SUP championship 2018 Athletes Registration & Bib No. Distribution 08:30 Opening Ceremony

Chairman opening Speech group photos Pre-RAce Warm Up for Everybody - 1.8km

09:00 09:05 09:15

Mvision 18km Elite Race & Whatzsup 6km Short Course Race

Marshall & Race Briefing

09:40

DIVISION: Male & Female Open, Male & Female Adult (Over 35) Male & Female Youth (Under 18)

Time of Race 10:00 - 14:00

Cut Off Time: 18km - 240 mins 6km - 80 mins

- Lunch Time -

12:30

1km Inflatable Race

Marshall & Race Briefing DIVISION: Male & Female Open , Male & Female Adult (Over 35), Male & Female Youth (Under 18)

14:00 14:20

200m Sprint Race DIVISION: Male & Female Open , Male & Female Adult (Over 35), Male & Female Youth (Under 18)

14:35 14:55

Prize Ceremony

15:30

Marshall & Race Briefing

* The schedule and content may be subjected to change. HKSUPBA has the final decision.


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COURSE MAP Mvision 18km Elite Race Whatzsup 6km Short Course

Frequently Asked Questions What kind of equipment should I bring with me? 18km Elite Race All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil. 6km Long Distance Race All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil.

1km iSUP Race Open and Adult: All participants can use their own iSUP board (inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil. Youth: SUP board provide by HKSUPBA. 200m Sprint Race Open and Adult: All participants can use their own SUP board (composite or inflatable) which is 14 feet and under in length. Fixed fin, no rudder or foil. Youth: SUP board provide by HKSUPBA. ​Paddle Only one blade is allowed for all paddles.

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COURSE MAP

1km Inflatable SUP Race

Frequently Asked Questions Is board rental available? Yes, HK$200 for inflatable board or HKSUPBA SUP race board. HK$1,500 for specific brand of SUP race board (e.g. SIC, ONE Sup, Naish, Starboard) What will the 18km elite race - course look like? Mainly Flatwater, three 6km laps (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition). What will the 6km course look like? Mainly Flatwater (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition).

How is the weather in Hong Kong in August? The weather in Hong Kong would be hot and humid in August, with average temperature above 30 degree C and humidity around 70-90%. You can find the weather forecast here. Where is the starting and finish point of the race? All races will be set to start at Victoria Recreation Club Sai Kung (water start and finish). Including 18km Elite Race, 6km Long Distance Race & 1km Inflatable SUP Race, (changes could be made by HKSUPBA depends on condition)


COURSE MAP 200m Sprint Race

Frequently Asked Questions Do we have to buy insurance by yourself? Public liability is covered by organizer; participants can get their own insurance if they feel necessary.

What should I wear to race? Please put on proper water-sports wear and water shoes. Remember to put the official bib number T-shirt on at all times during the race which is pick up on the race day to enable race officials to identify your race Adverse weather arrangement? The race will be cancelled if the tropical storm warning number. signal No. 3 or above or if a red or black rainstorm What should I bring with me on race day? warning was hoisted by HK Observatory department Please bring your ID card for identity verification. Please do at 05:30 a.m. on the race day. Therefore, participants not deposit valuable item(s). The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage. of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast one night before the competition or Participants should prepare a set of clothes for change after the activity. You may prepare the gears listed below for the at 5:30am on the race day. activities: Water-sports wear, water shoes, towel, water bottle (drinks), light snacks, sunscreen...etc

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RACE VENUE

Victoria Recreation Club (Sai Kung) In 1849, on the shoreline of Hong Kong Harbour where the City Hall stands today, the original Victoria Recreation Clubhouse was established. Having been in operation in Canton since 1832 the VRC is distinguished as the oldest sporting and recreation club in the territory. The primary functions of the club were water sports, with rowing in the main. Early members also enjoyed social gatherings in a congenial colonial setting in the spacious and well-appointed clubhouse, highlighted by an annual Grand Ball.

Emerald Bay could well be considered the crown jewel of the Sai Kung Peninsula and the VRC Clubhouse is blessed to sit high atop at its peak on the waterfront. Enjoying stunning panoramic views across from Sharp Island in Port Shelter, it will make one easily forget that they are living in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.

Transportation - How to get there? Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung

DD 252 Lot 316 Tai Mong Tsai, Sai Kung

By taxi : from Sai Kung to the Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung. By bus # 94 (every 30 mins) : from Sai Kung to Au Kung Wan, then 5 mins walk to the Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung. By minibus #7 or #9 (every 30 mins) : from Sai Kung to Outward Bound School, then 5 mins walk to the Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung.

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HONG KONG

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PRIZE HONG KONG STAND UP PADDLE BOARD ASSOCIATION is glad to announce that the total prize money award for all prize winners at this year. The 4th Hong Kong International SUP Championship is worth up to HK$86,000 (see below for break down). In support of gender equality, the winners of both Men & Women in the Elite Category will award equal amount of prize money. BELOW IS THE BREAK DOWN OF THE PRIZE MONEY: MVISION 18km Elite Race (Men & Women) WINNER $ 20,000; 1st RUNNER-UP $10,000; 2nd RUNNER-UP $ 5,000 Whatzsup 6km Short Course Race (Men & Women) WINNER $ 5,000; 1st RUNNER-UP $ 2,000; 2nd RUNNER-UP $ 1,000 Other categories’ winners will receive trophies and medals.

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EVENT HISTORY 1st - 3rd Hong Kong SUP International Champions

Men Kenny Kaneko

2017

Women Makino Kiyomi

22nd in Paddle League world rankings

Men Kenny Kaneko

2016

Women Charlotte Spicer

22nd in Paddle League world rankings

Men Michael Booth

Team Rider of ONE SUP

2015

1st in Paddle League world rankings

Women Kate Baker 9th in the Paddle League world rankings

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Rules

Rules & Regulations 競賽條例及規則:根據香港直立板總會之本地比 賽條例及規則,以及國際衝浪協會賽例及規則撮 要(2017年2月版) ,詳情請參閱本會網頁:www. hksupba.com。 所有參賽者有責任熟悉競賽條例及規則。 本賽事附例:

1. 所有參賽者必須於賽事開始前不少於30分鐘前報到及 出席「賽事及規則說明」 。 2. 所有參賽者必須依據大會分派之號碼作賽,並於比賽期 間戴上連板腳繩或救生衣。 3. 參賽者可自備直立板、划槳及個人救生器材,但必須合 乎大會比賽規格。

All races shall are run in accordance to the HKSUPBA Rules and Regulations and ISA Rule-book (version released on Feb 2017). Please check the race rules and regulation from HKSUPBA website: www.hksupba.com. All participants are responsible to familiar themselves with the race rules and regulations.

Race By-Law: 1. All participants must register for their race entry at the registry and attended the “Safety Briefing” 30 mins before the race start time published in the official race run-down. Failure to comply shall result in disqualification from the race.z 2. All participants must wear their own Bib No. assigned by HKSUPBA during the race. Leash, Personal Floating Device is mandatory and must be worn during the race. 3. Participants who use their own SUP board, paddle and PDF for the race should meet the requirement of HKSUPBA

4. 當精英及充氣板長途賽於水中起步時,所有參賽者必須 坐於直立板的中央位置,雙腳放於水中等待開賽。

4. If the Elite & iSUP Distance Race is water start, all participants should get ready in the sitting position at the middle of their SUP board, with both of their feet in the water before the race start.

5. 當200米短途賽於水中起步時,所有參賽者必須以企立 姿勢待於直立板上等待開賽。

5. If the Sprint Race is water start, all participants should get ready in standing position on the SUP board before the race start.

6. 起步後,所有參賽者必須使用直立板單槳及以站立姿勢 賽畢全程。

6. All participants should use single blade paddle and should be in standing position on their board during the race.

8. 所有參賽者應注意使用手勢信號。如需協助、遇到受傷 或危險,參賽者應高舉並揮動槳(緊急情況)或雙手以示需 要安全人員協助。

8. All participants should mindful of the hand signals to be used. Paddle or hands up in the air and waving to the safely staffs if in need of help, injured or in danger.

7. 所有參賽者若在比賽開始或在比賽期間不慎掉進水中 後再爬起時,不可伏划、跪划或坐划多於5槳。

9. 若任何組別的參賽人數不足3人,本會保留取消該組別 決定權。

10. 本會有權要求參賽者出示有效身份證明文件供大會工 作人員查核。

7. All participants are not allowed to take more than 5 strokes while laying, kneeling or sitting on their board during the race. All participants should note the hand signals to be used when attention of race official/ safety staffs in emergency. Paddle or hands up in the air and waving to the race official/safely staffs if help is required incase of injury, illness or in distressed situation.

9. Category with less than 3 participants to take part in the race, HKSUPBA reserves the right to cancel the race. 10. HKSUPBA committee reserves the right to check the identification of any participants.

11. 本會有權拒絕任何參賽者參賽,而不需作出任何解釋。 11. HKSUPBA committee reserves the right to refuse entry into any races at its sole discretion.

12. 任何參賽者,如有嚴重違反競賽規則或紀律行為,可被 取消參賽資格及所獲之獎項。 13. 本會對賽事成續保留最終決定權及不設上訴機制。

14. 所有參加者授權予大會及其代理商使用任何有關賽 事之相片, 錄像及賽事紀錄作任何合法用途包括活動宣傳 之用

15. 如活動過程中出現意外或受傷,大會優先顧及人身安 全,並盡快提供援助,大會將會因應當時情況而作出暫停、 延遲之決定。 * 如資料於英文及中文版本之間有任何衝突,將以中文版 本的資料為準

12. Any participant who severely contravenes rules and regulations of disciplinary code will be disqualified, and are not entitled for any prize and awards. 13. HKSUPBA has the final decision on race results and will not accept any dispute or appeal of the race results at any time. 14. All participants grant permission to the organizer or its agent to use any photograph, videos or any others record of the event for any lawful purpose including advertising the event. 15. The event will be suspended or cancelled if any accident or injury occurred when the organizer deem necessary where participants safety as its first priority. * In case of conflict between the Chinese and English version of the information posted in the Official Bulletin, the Chinese version shall be the final.

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Important Notice 參賽者須知

參賽者必須仔細閱讀『比賽規則』 。報名申請一經遞交, 即代表參賽者確認及同意接受一切賽事的規則、條款和 安排。 參賽者必須確保其身體狀況適宜參加比賽。如有疑問, 請先諮詢醫生的意見。

參賽資格一經接納,報名費將不獲退還及不可轉讓。重 複的報名,將被算作1個單一的報名。額外的報名費不予 退還,並不能轉移到其他申請人或賽事。提交的報名資 料將不予退還。 所有禮品不可兌換現金。

保險

大會將購買第三者保險如有需要的參賽者可自行購買 個人或相關保險。 安全提示

請留意活動當日的天氣做好防曬或禦寒措施,例如防曬 用品或穿着合適衣物等。 緊記於比賽期間飲水為身體補充所流失的水分。

由於比賽在沙灘範圍進行敬請各參賽者保持安靜及場 地清潔。

惡劣天氣安排

若比賽當天早上5時半香港天文台已發出3號或以上熱 帶氣旋信號紅雨或黑雨暴風信號比賽將會取消。 參賽者敬請在比賽前一天留意天氣情況, 有關賽事安 排,請於比賽當日早上5時30分留意各大電台或電視台 之廣播。

大會保留是次活動的最終決定權,任何有關活動臨時改 動或消息將以大會公布為準

Participants Notice Participants must read the ‘Rules and Regulations’ carefully. Participants who completed the registration process is agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that they signed up for. Paddlers are responsible that their health condition is suitable to take part in the race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice before entering the race. Once the entry is accepted, entry fee and submitted materials are non-refundable & non-transferable under any circumstances. Repeated entries to the same race will be counted as a single entry. The extra entry fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant or race. Also, the submitted materials will not be returned. All prizes are not redeemable for cash.

Insurance Public liability is covered by organizer, participants can insure themselves if they feel necessary. Health & Safety Advice Participants are advised to take appropriate measures against sunburn and hypothermia/hyperthermia by applying sunscreen and wearing appropriate clothing. Keep your body hydrate by drinking non-alcoholic/caffeine free beverage to recover the water lost during the race. As the race will start at beach or near residential area, participants are advised to minimize the noise level and keep the area clean by disposing the rubbish appropriately.

Adverse Weather Arrangement The race will be cancelled if tropical cyclone warning signal no.3 or above or if a red or black rainstorm signal is hoisted by Hong Kong Observatory at 5:30am on race day. Therefore, participants of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast on night before the competition or at 5:30am on the race day. The race organizer is not responsible to inform participants that the race is cancelled due to aforementioned weather condition.

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Special Thanks 特別嗚謝

李太 吳小姐 徐小姐

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Event History

The 3rd Hong Kong International SUP Champhionship


Event History

The 3rd Hong Kong International SUP Champhionship

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Event History

The 2nd Hong Kong International SUP Champhionship


Event History

The 1st Hong Kong International SUP Champhionship

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