Skyline SUP Series at Lincoln Park Boat Club

Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015 @ Lincoln Park Boat Club

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A day of stand up paddle races, clinics and fun.

08.29.2015 7:30am-4pm @ Lincoln Park Boat Club

7:30am to 8:30am .......... Race Registration and Staging
8:30am to 10:30am .......... Race 1: 6 Mile Elite Class
11am to 1pm .......... Race 2: 3 Mile Under 12'6" Class
2pm to 3pm .......... Race 3: Team Relay
12pm to 3pm .......... Open Water Demos/Clinics
3:30pm to 4pm .......... Winners Circle Celebrations/Raffle

From seasoned SUP race pros to start up paddlers looking for a good challenge, we have a race for you. Race 1 and 2 have a cash purse for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners which is split up by gender and board class. Registration is open until the day of the event. Pre-registration closes on Thur, Aug 27th.

2015 Skyline SUP Race Map

Race 1: WPA Elite Class

Distance: 6 Mile

Time: 8:30 am launch - 10:45 am last finish

Craft: 12'6" and 14'0"

Purse: see reg page for details

Entry: $50 pre 8-27 - $65 post 8-27

A challenging test of speed and endurance. Qualify for WPA Great Lakes regional points. Advanced paddlers only. Classes: 12'6", 14'.

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Race 2: Recreational Class

Distance: 3 Mile

Time: 11 am launch - 1 pm last finish

Craft: single class 12’6” and under

Purse: see reg page for details

Entry: $50 pre 8-27 - $65 post 8-27

The perfect race to get into SUP racing. Open to all skill levels and requires a SUP 12'6" and under. WPA members qualify for points.

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Race 3: Team Relay

Distance: 1.5 Mile

Time: 2 pm launch - 3 pm last finish

Craft: single class - open

Purse: Gear Prizes

Entry: Free - Limited Space

Teams of three battle to the finish a 1.5 mile relay race. Entry is per team of three and space is limited.

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In addition to the races, a series of free clinics will be taking place. You'll find a wide range of knowledge sharing sessions for all rider types from beginner sessions to advanced race technique sessions. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot early to participate. Board, leash and PFD will be provided for all participants.

Intro To Stand Up Paddle Boarding Clinic - Skyline SUP Series

Intro to SUP

Time: 12pm - 30mins

Entry: $5

We will show you everything you need to get started with Stand Up Paddle boarding. This beginner class includes an overview on the gear you'll need, finding the correct size board and paddle and getting out on the water.

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Intro To Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Skyline SUP Series

Intro SUP Yoga

Time: 1pm - 30mins

Entry: $5

The paddle board makes for a perfect yoga mat, it's wide, stable and challenging – yet suitable for all levels. Try out our intro to SUP Yoga to find a unique and fun way to get in shape. Beginners welcome.

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SUP Race Techniques - Skyline SUP Pilaites

SUP Fitness & Race Techniques

Time: 2pm - 30mins

Entry: $5

Seasoned SUP racer, Matt Lennert, will guide you to become a SUP pro in no time. This class will cover intermediate to advanced turning, paddle and endurance techniques. Basic paddle experience suggested.

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Lincoln Park Boat Club

Lincoln Park Boat Club was organized on June 8, 1910 when the Catlin, Iroquois, Union and Chicago Rowing and Canoe clubs merged. LPBC has been in continuous operation ever since, serving Chicago’s rowing and paddling community for 100 years.

LPBC continues to set new goals as an organization, including expanding our community outreach initiatives. Recently, they began celebrating national Learn to Row Day and Learn to Paddle Day by offering free introductions to rowing and stand up paddleboarding for beginners interested in learning more about the sports. Learn to Row day and Learn to Paddle Day give LPBC the opportunity to open their doors to the greater Chicago community. LPBC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

On beach raffle tickets will be available at the beach on the day of the event. 3 tickets for $5 or 10 tickets for $10 with no limit on how many you want to buy. The winners will be announced during the winner's circle celebration that will begin at 3:30pm. Winners must be present to claim prize.

On Beach Raffle

These are the people that make this thing happen. Take some time and click to learn more about each of these companies who do their part in helping build the Chicago Stand Up Paddle Board scene.

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BlkBox World Paddle Association

The event will take place at Lincoln Park Boat Club in Chicago, IL. The boat club is located in Lincoln Park at 2341 N Cannon Dr. (Fullerton & Cannon Drive) Main parking is available in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot just west of of the club.

You can find parking rates at the Lincoln Park Zoo's website.

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Chicago's Only WPA Sanctioned Stand Up Paddle Board Race and Free Demo Day

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