Tuck Fest - U.S. National Whitewater Center

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King/Queen of SUP

Think you have what it takes to be crowned the Tuck Fest King or Queen of SUP? Compete in all three Tuck Fest whitewater SUP events (Last Man Standing … Up, SUP Cross, SUP Half Dozen Race) to vie for the coveted title. Points will be awarded in each race according to finishing order (first place is awarded one point, second place is awarded two points, etc.) with the lowest overall score being crowned the King and Queen.

SUP Cross

Know your way through the whitewater on a SUP? Ready to put your stand-up skills to the test? This head-to-head, single elimination race will feature up to six racers per heat navigating their way through a minimum of three mandatory gates on the Wilderness Channel. Scores will be calculated based on finishing order and gate completion, with the winner advancing to the next round. For all whitewater races, participants must have prior experience on similar whitewater in the same discipline (kayak or SUP). Participants must provide their own equipment.

Friday, April 20 – 3:00 pm

Mandatory pre-race check-in and pre-race meeting will take place at the Kayak Center 30 minutes prior to the race.

SUP Half Dozen Race

Pick up your paddle, strap on your PFD and helmet, and hop on your board for the SUP Enduro race. Similar to the format of the Kayak Bakers Dozen Race, participants will complete six laps navigating the various whitewater features of the Wilderness Channel. This will be a mass start, head-to-head race. For all whitewater races, participants must have prior experience on similar whitewater in the same discipline (kayak or SUP). Participants must provide their own equipment.

Saturday, April 21 – 2:15 pm

Mandatory pre-race check-in and pre-race meeting will take place at the Kayak Center 30 minutes prior to the race.

Last One Standing … Up

Who will be the Last One Standing…Up on their board? In this single elimination race, SUP’ers must navigate the Competition Channel while standing (only the soles of their feet may be touching the board). Farthest distance achieved along the course will be crowed the winner. Any competitor who kneels, sits, swims, or puts a hand down on the board will be eliminated. If more than one competitor completes the challenge, a head-to-head round will determine the winner. For all whitewater races, participants must have prior experience on similar whitewater in the same discipline (kayak or SUP). Participants must provide their own equipment.

Saturday, April 21 – 5:00 pm

Mandatory pre-race check-in and pre-race meeting will take place at the Kayak Center 30 minutes prior to the race.

Flatwater SUP Race

Tuck Fest’s Flatwater SUP Race is perfect for the new paddler and the elite racer alike. Choose between the recreational three mile or the pro six mile distances, both of which start and finish on the Catawba River. This lap based race around Sadler Island will begin with a mass start from the USNWC flatwater dock. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. Board lengths for the recreational three mile race must be below 12′. The pro six mile is open to all board lengths. A limited number of SUP gear packages are available for rent on a first come, first serve the morning of the race. Racers renting equipment will need to do so at the Kayak Center prior to race start, plan accordingly.

Sunday, April 22 – 9:30 am

Race starts and finishes at the Flatwater Dock.

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org

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