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Epic Bay Oceanski Race

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 11:30 to 14:30 (BST)

Epic Bay Oceanski Race

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Ski 81 Tickets 16 Jun 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Double Ski 50 Tickets 16 Jun 2017 £20.00 £0.00
Under 18 50 Tickets 16 Jun 2017 £10.00 £0.00

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Welcome to Exmouth's very own surfski race, hosted by Exmouth Beach Rescue Club and kindly sponsored by Epic Kayaks.

 

 

The Race:

The Epic Bay Oceanski Race is a challenging and fun 'round-the-buoys' race suitable for those new to ski races and experienced racers.

  • Check in from 1130, briefing at 1230 and the race start at 1300.
  • The course will be a triangle, longest leg aligned with the waves and an offset mark to keep those paddling upwind clear of those surfing back down!
  • There will be a mass start for all competitors. If the surf conditions are large then there will be a deep water start.
  • It will be 3 laps for the fastest paddlers, all others will finish on the lap they are on when the leader completes 3 laps.
  • Exmouth has a number of sand banks, which, with the event being timed to coincide with the ebb tide, will give the waves a boost (but with plenty of water depth to ensure there is no chance of skis coming into contact with the sand).
  • The tide should also give assistance for the upwind legs, while making the downwinds last longer!
  • Food and prizes will follow as soon as practical after racing.

In the event of extreme conditions making conditions offshore unsafe, there is the fallback option of holding the event within the protection of the estuary (where there are still rideable waves in N and S winds).

 

 

Safety:

Approved buoyancy aids, whistles and leashes are compulsory. We strongly recommend you carry a means of communication (Radio/Mobile Phone/EPIRB/Flare).

Categories:

All competitors will start together, but results and prizes will be offered for the following:

  • Open                  
  • Open Ladies               
  • Age  - U18 / U30 / U40 / U50 & 50+            
  • Doubles                                                             
  • First Season Competitors (not raced a ski before 2017)
  • Ultimate Class (skis of length / beam ratio of 11 or less)

Single and double OCs are welcome within the categories above - if sufficient entries are received then separate results and prizes will be offered.

Don't forget for insurance reasons you have to be a member of the SLSGB. Join (day ticket is £5).

On-line entry £15, £20 Doubles, ONLY £10 for under-18s. Online Entry closes at 1200hrs (Midday) Friday 16 June 2017.

Parking:

There is extensive parking along the whole beachfront at Exmouth, including the area around the event location.

Accommodation:

Exmouth is well served for B&Bs and hotels, with Sidmouth and Exeter only a short drive away with even more options. There are a number of campsites around Exmouth, some of which overlook the race area.

 

 

Thank you for your entry. When taking part in this event you agree to abide by the GB Ocean Ski rules.

Do you have questions about Epic Bay Oceanski Race? Contact GB Oceanski
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Exmouth Beach Rescue Club
Queen's Drive
EX8 2AY Exmouth
United Kingdom

Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 11:30 to 14:30 (BST)


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