Naish is pleased to introduce a weekly Recreational Race Series that will be held in 10 to 15 Cities across the US and Canada (stay tuned for more details!) between now and August 31st. The series will include both men’s and women’s classes, and boards will be restricted to 12’6” and under to provide a level playing field, and keep the event centered around the surf culture. The top 3 men and women from each city will be invited to compete with racers from across North America for the Championship race in San Diego, CA on September 13th, 2009.

The races are designed to be fun for paddlers of all levels, with the goal of increasing the visibility of the sport. The general format is as follows:

Series Length: 4 to 6 weeks total duration, with 1 race per week

Course: Either course or downwind run

Length: Races will typically last 30 to 45 minutes

Divisions: Men, Women

Entry Fee: $20 Series, $5 Race

A cumulative point scoring system will be used to determine the qualifiers for the Championship in San Diego, and winners in each division at the Championship race will receive a 14’ Glide and a trip to Maui, Hawaii for the 5th Annual Naish Paddle Championships, a 9.54 mile race from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

For further information please contact Nick Stuart at: supchampionship@naishsails.com