A Square Course
¼ km by ¼ km
All four teams start together.
The slowest team to reach the 2nd buoy gets knocked out.
At the 3rd buoy, the same thing happens.
The remaining teams sprint to cross the finish line.
(There will be a boat by each buoy to say who is knocked out. For smaller courses teams may be knocked out after a full lap to leave just two remaining.)
Time trials to be running on the Sunday 11.30 – 15.00.
Teams start on the beach to create a running start line.
Simple point-to-point sprint against the clock .
Teams get 3 attempts. Fastest time is counted.
Night exhibition race on Sunday at 18.30.
An out and back course. A single paddle boarder tackles a Red Dragon Team.
The Red Dragon may be delayed at the start to give a head start for individual board (if necessary).
It may be done with multiple single and Red Dragon Team paddle boarders depending on day.
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 9km 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.
An advanced 9km downwind, open water race from Miami Beach to Carlisle Bay.
Red Dragon Teams will start first followed by individual paddle boarders.
Participants will start on the beach, paddle out to a buoy and then head downwind to finish at Paddle Barbados.
In the event of bad weather there is an alternative race which will take place in Carlisle Bay.