The EuroSUP Sardinia 2018, European Championship of Stand Up Paddle Racing and SUP Wave comes to full life. Yesterday, in Oristano took place the traditional Opening Ceremony! The athletes and delegations from the ten participating countries marched through the streets of the city up to Piazza Roma, where the local institutions and the highest representatives of the continental Stand Up Paddle welcome them.
The event will start with the Technical Race. On Wednesday 5th September from 9.30 am there will be the warm up. At 3 pm it will be the Women’s category turn, with 16 participating athletes, and to follow the 24 champions in the Men’s category.
The race, for both categories, will take place in a single heat on a 4.6 km course, passing twice on the beach.
The EuroSUP Sardinia program schedules a stop for Thursday 6th September in order to enable the athletes to rest for the Long Distance on Friday.
As far as the SUP Wave is concerned there are good chances that it will take place over the weekend. Should the swell arrive any earlier it will have a call priority over the other disciplines.
Source: Roberto d’Amico
Translate: Daniela Meloni