BARBADOS, 28 - 30 OCTOBER 2017 

The Dragon World Championships will be unlike any SUP event you’ve ever experienced, mixing fast, fun racing with a party vibe like no other. It is the first ever SUP team racing World Championships meaning no matter what your ability - this event is for you! 

Taking place in Carlisle Bay, Barbados on 28-30 October 2017 the event will see fun and fast races taking place over the course of three days. Each race will vary in length and format - designed to not only test speed and power but team camaraderie, coordination and determination as well.

To enter, all you need to do is take part in one of your local Dragon World Series events. You can find your local event here. All entrants will receive a Red Paddle Co Racing goodie bag at the event to take home as a momento. 


There will be classes to suit all: Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, Family and Junior. Everyone is welcome at the Dragon World Championships, regardless of whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional. All you need to do is think of a memorable team name.

the dragon run

Although this is not an elitist event we will be running a more advanced race for experienced teams on the Sunday (29th). This will be a 10km downwind race in rough seas - not for the faint hearted! Teams will be able to register for this during the main event registration on Saturday and may be asked to complete a qualifying paddle to confirm their spot. Prize giving for this event will be on Sunday evening. 


Whilst we would encourage teams to purchase their own board for training purposes, there will be a limited number of Red Dragon boards available to hire for the event.  Please note; you may be required to travel with these from your country of residence to the event site. For all enquiries please email the team.  


There will be a prize giving for the winning teams during the closing ceremony as well as an award to one lucky team chosen at random simply for just entering the Dragon World Championships!


We will be working with a number of hotels to provide a limited number of reduced room rates of up to 20% for competitors and/or supporters for the duration of the competition. If you would like to know more about the partner hotels we'll be working with, and to get an exclusive discount code to secure your booking please email the team

Draft event itinerary

*Please note this is an example itinerary only, dates and times will remain the same, but the event structure is subject to change. 

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