The Blue Chip SUPer Club hosted the 2015 Battle of the Thames last weekend on the River Thames, London. This event was also the 2nd race in the UK SUP series, so points will contribute to the competitors overall score at the end of the year. This was the most well attended event in the UK to date. 162 paddleboarders took part in a range of classes, including 10 mile 14′ mens/ladies, 10 mile 12’6”mens/ladies, 10mile all-round surf shapes, 6 mile Naish One Design (N1SCO) and a 2mile fun race. The weather stayed dry but a strong wind made it tough on the return legs. But this didn’t stop competitors completing the course and crossing the finishing line with big smiles on their faces.
This is a fantastic event for all racing levels. Great fun and well organised. So if you’re thinking of getting into racing then this could be a good race to get involved in next year. Well done to the Blue Chip crew for organising another cracking event.
Cover feature image : Dave White.
Full event photos to follow on SUPboarder soon.
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