The Goat Boater Stand-Up Paddleboard Race Series #4 of 6 - The 200M Sprint Heats.
Sprinting has become its own specialty in paddle board racing and this is the day to test your skills. Racers will learn to manage their energy by completing 2-4 heats to win (Quarters, Semi and Finals), some racers may only race 2 heats. Each heat is a 200M straight sprinting course with a standing start and standing finish.
View a virtual run of the course here: https://www.relive.cc/view/vLqeGxMmMdO
The Goat Boater SUP Race Series, located in Tega Cay, South Carolina is an extremely unique 6 event summer race series. This series consists of sprints, mid-range and longer distance paddles for all level paddlers. Each race of the series is different, unique and ALWAYS a 1 mile social paddle afterwards!
Come challenge your skills over the season as we travel back and forth between two beautiful locations on Lake Wylie. These locations were strategically picked as they have great high up views where spectators and family are able to view most of the race. Come to one race or come to all. Individual awards/participation medals are given at each race and series awards will be given at the end of the season to those who have the most cumulative points.
Standup paddling has evolved to multiple distance races. The Goat Boater will be hosting a 200M Sprint with heats, 2000M Technical Sprint Heats, a 5K, a 10K, a Pirate Treasure race and the ultimate finale a 6K, 3 lap paddle battle in 2022. Our races test all aspects of paddling with water, sitting and beach starts along with water and beach finishes! All Goat Boater races are capped at 60 racers and are SUP only events.
Race Series Schedule:
April 10th - 5K - Windjammer Park May 15th - 2000M Technical Race (Heats) - Tega Cay Beach Club June 12th - 10K - Windjammer Park July 10th - 200M Sprint (Heats) - Tega Cay Beach Club (This Race) Aug 14th - 6K Pirate Treasure - Choose your own path race - Windjammer Park Aug 28th - Make Up Date for Race 1-5 - Tega Cay Beach Club Sept 18th - 6K- Paddle Battle 3 laps - Windjammer Park (Season awards celebration) All of our races take place on beautiful Lake Wylie, SC. This is a flat water lake 26 miles long, with lots of natural shoreline. Our races start @ 8:45 AM on Sundays.
Please keep in mind that although many of us race and are highly competitive, this is a fun series meant to be about community, good vibes and sharing something we love. Whether you have a paddleboard in your backyard and want to come for your first race or want to go for the gold, this series could be for you.
New Board Divisions and Age Divisions for 2022
Age Divisions: Men: (17 & Under, 18-49, 50+) Female: (17 & Under, 18-49, 50+) Board Divisions: All Boards 12'5 and Under 12'6 + 14' Combined Racers will accumulate points based on a relative scoring ratio, tracked by our good friends at 'The Canadian Paddle League.' Racers will be tracked all season long in both male and female categories. Paddlers with the most cumulative points win the season! The best of up to 4 of the 6 races will go towards season standings.
This race series has been well thought out, vetted and meticulously planned, yet low key. We plan to race, have fun and do it all season long. Learn more & Register @ TheGoatBoater.com/Race-Series
Thank you in advance for your support, patronage and best efforts to have fun and paddle hard. Whether you live down the road and have never been in a race, or are traveling from hours away, you will be warmly welcomed. To date we have paddlers that travel from 5 different states! We may all become best friends, yet when the air horn sounds we will be leaving it all on the water!
Testimonial: "The Goat Boater race series turned out to be an excellent grass roots paddling series. It was a no pressure series that welcomed and encouraged all levels of experience to participate. The series includes various distances and courses. Everything is very well organized. Good people all around, from the organizers to the participants!"