DRAGON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The sand was sandy, the water was wet, and the mighty Dragon boards were officially conquered! Marking the start of the first ever dedicated team SUP event, the 28th – 30th October 2017 will forever remain a momentous occasion in paddle board history.
Final leader board
DRAGON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TOP 10:
Fireballs / SUPer Women
Puffins / Team Ted
DRAGON RUN 9KM DOWN WIND RACE:
Artur Barreiros – 1st individual paddler
Red Sup Ladies – 1st Dragon team
Paddle Barbados – 2nd Dragon team
Georgie Paige – 2nd individual paddler
DRAGON WARRIOR SRINT:
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
the Weekends Events
On the 31st of August – 2nd September 2018 the Dragon World Championships, the world’s only team SUP racing event, arrived on the mystical mountain lined shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria.
The Dragon World Championships 2018 promises to be the most entertaining SUP event on the planet with headline partner Nike Swim joining the ride and a total prize package of over £7,000/$9,000 up for grabs, this event will be a true celebration of SUP and style.
One regular Saturday morning in the middle of Latvia in Vaidava, Koceni parish the largest dedicated SUP event "SUP Fests 2018" took place. With the weekend dedicated to SUP fun, racing and music, excitement was high for the ultimate team SUP race on the 22ft inflatable Red Paddle Co Dragon. Some teams had been training for months, some were formed on the spot (having to test their team spirit in just a few hours time), but all 11 teams were ready to take on the challenge to unleash the dragon.
Photo - Viesturs Lācis
The winter weather in Sydney did not stop Dragon Slayers from across New South Wales competing in the first ever Australian Dragon World Series event. Despite 25 knot winds, 14 teams battled it out to become the ultimate Dragon champions.
The countdown has officially begun for the Dragon World Championships 2018, the world’s only dedicated SUP team racing event, where anyone can enter. Red Paddle Co Racing are inviting paddle boarders from all over the world to come together and join them in Lake Fuschl, Austria and with entries flooding in we decided to catch up with the team on everything Dragon!
Tuesday 1st May 2018 fourteen teams from across Russia descended on Novorossiysk to battle in the ultimate SUP race to be crowned the Dragon World Series Novorssiysk champion.
With teams from Moscow, Tomsk, Tuapse, Sochi and Novorossiysk having victory within their grasp, anticipation was high as the semi-finals began. Following a burst of speed at the start and a neck and neck race, team Four Axes disappointingly fell into the water at the finish line. This led to them facing team Zmey Gorynich in the race for 3rd place which proved to be an epic battle.
'My favourite saying when getting a job done is "Team work is dream work" and it was never more true than the finals of the Red Dragon World Championship. Adrian, Tremayne, Jacob and I who regularly compete against each other joined forces and crushed it. Dream work indeed. Thanks Red.'
- Jason, Team Paddle Barbados
“At the Red Paddle Championships, I had the most fun and excitement I could have ever imagined at a race. I met and bonded with friends that share the passion for the sport from all over the world and came home with precious memories. The location was absolutely amazing and the event was super organized. The staff couldn't have been more supportive in helping me not only have the best race I could have had, but also an incredible experience of a lifetime. I've been impatiently going back to their website to check whether this year's schedule have been posted yet!”
- Noriko Red SUP Ladies