The Goat Boater SUP Race Series, located in Tega Cay, South Carolina is an extremely unique 6 event summer race series. This series will consist of sprints, mid-range and longer distance paddles for all level paddlers. Each race of the series will be different, unique and ALWAYS a 1 mile social paddle afterwards!
Come challenge your skills over the season as we travel back and forth from two beautiful locations in Tega Cay, South Carolina. 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 will be given each race and series awards will be given at the end of the season to those who have the most cumulative points.
Testimonial: "The Goat Boater race series was an excellent opportunity to improve in every way. Mixing with the other boaters has enhanced my knowledge of SUP and I’ve made some good friends that I would not otherwise have had the chance to. I applaud Megan and her helpers who have spent many hours planning and holding this series. Look forward to 2022"
The best of up to 4 of the 6 races will go towards season standings. https://canadianpaddleleague.ca/club-races/goat-boater-series/ Those who complete 4 of the 6 races will be rewarded. We have some monster prizes lined up for our season winners for both male and female categories.
Standup paddling has evolved to multiple distance races including sprinting, mid-range and longer distance paddles. We will be hosting a 200M Sprint with heats, 2000M Technical Sprint with heats, a 5K, a 10K, a Pirate Treasure race and the ultimate finale a 6K, 3 lap paddle battle with season awards following. 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. This is a SUP (standup paddleboard) only event.
Testimonial: "Good people. Good fun."
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 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. Official race start is 8:45AM on Sundays.
Please keep in mind that although many of us race and are highly competitive, this is a fun series and 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.
Board Divisions: All Boards 12'5 and Under 12'6 + 14' Combined
All participants will receive finisher medals each race and a special award for all who make the podium.
Sign up for 3 races and get your Goat Boater Race Series T-Shirt! Complete up to 4 races and be eligible for big awards at the end of the season.
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. Total cumulative points win the season!
This race series has been well thought out, vetted and meticulously planned, yet low key. We plan to race, have fun, do it all season long, and socially paddle 1 mile after each race. We typically wrap things up by noon. Afterward all are invited to join us at a local restaurant for great food, drinks and socializing!
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!