The 10th edition of the Open Water Challenge which will take place from September 20th to 22nd in Torregrande (Oristano), on the Italian island of Sardinia, will host a regional stage of the continental circuit that gathers some of Europe’s largest Stand Up Paddle Racing competitions.
It became clear that the 10th edition of the Open Water Challenge was destined to become an international event ever since the announcement of it hosting the Formula Kite European Championship. And now Torregrande and Oristano double it with the introduction of the Sinis SUP Marathon as one of the Euro Tour stages! A great novelty that makes the OWC all the more the flagship event in the calendar of Oristano European City of Sport 2019.
“JOIN THE SARDINIAN SPIRIT”… the Open Water Challenge 2019. A “classic” and iconic SUP Festival on stage at Torregrande, Sardinia, from September 20th till 22nd, running alongside the Oristano OWC, an international Watersports event, celebrating its 10th anniversary!
“THE ULTIMATE S.U.P. EXPERIENCE”… a “non-stop-the-action” event program for 2 days of pure SUP activities proposing… “RACING AND CRUISING FOR EVERY LEVEL”
“WITH THE WORLDS’ VERY BEST S.U.P. RIDERS”… join the PRO-AM Long Distance. A special Pro-Am format proposed for those who want to try an exciting and unique experience, participating in the race side by side with resonant names of this discipline. The race is open to everyone, professionals and amateurs, with boards of all racing lengths (14”/12.6”) aiming for the prize money.
“FUN”… Tharros Cruising is the Amateurs cruising/fun-race, along the ancient settlement of historical Tharros (now an archaeological site) and natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea, bordered by the imposing Capo San Marco lighthouse. The 8,0 Kms cruising track is open to everyone (kids included) who would like to participate, or just want to go out on the SUP in a fun and sporty environment, without aiming for the podium. With no boards’ restrictions and a prize for everyone!
“INNOVATION”… an innovative racing format too, CRONO Team Racing will be part of the competition program. A trial time race where teams of 3 riders will be battling for their best timing on a 4,0 kms course. Get your team-mates together and “beat the clock”! Best time wins the prize money!
“NO-LIMITS”… test your strength on the speed track of Torregrande Sprint Race. A 200 meters breath-taking racing format for those who like to challenge anyone on a SUP board!
“ENTERTAINMENT”… this year the competition will be part of the OWC SUP Festival, a party inside a party! Three days dedicated to the world of Stand Up Paddle with lots of side activities, music and entertainment, all framed by a festive atmosphere and the famous Sardinian tradition. Clinics will also be held with professional athletes, and a SUP test village, where you will be able to test the equipment of all the main Stand Up Paddle brands.
“MASS PARTICIPATION”… the historical S.U.P. happening, which over the years has carved out an important place on the national scene, it’s beginning to establish itself internationally, so much so that in 2018 it was chosen for the EuroSUP 2018, the Absolute European Championship of Stand Up Paddle, which saw the strongest pro riders on the continent competing.
Distance approx 16 km. (8.64 n.mi) from San Giovanni di Sinis to Torregrande (Eolo beach SportS). Beach start and finish with point to point course. The route will be configured based on the currents e security conditions.
Distance approx 8 km. (4.31 n.mi)The Long Distance race will go along Tharros, an ancient settlement (now an archaeological site) and natural amphitheater overlooking the sea, bordered by the imposing Capo San Marco lighthouse.
Distance approx 4,0 km. (2,15 n.mi) in the gulf of Oristano in Torregrande (Eolo beach Sports). Beach start and finish with two lap of route. The route will be configured based on the currents e security conditions.
The Sprint Race consists of a round-trip route between 100 and 500 meters, in which athletes compete in knockout batteries. A speed race that is decided at the photo finish.
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