Update: The Race will take place on Sunday, March 18th. Registration is open now: Click here to register. Updated with Video of the course
The Hobie City SUP Race will take place on the weekend on March 18th in Port Grimaud, France. The event is part of the “PACA beach race series” and organized by La Cigale Surf Club / Yannick Pinaud, which most of you know from the St. Maxime Race already. It’s a 7km race, 3 in the canals and 4km on the ocean. The board class is 12’6″.
Port Grimaud, began to rise out of the sand dunes on the north shore of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez in 1966. It is a controversial, extraordinary architectural experiment of Alsatian architect François Spoerry. He wanted to create a completely new Venetian style lagoon village where each house had its personal boat mooring space at the end of the garden.
The houses, all of them different, are painted in traditional pastels, ochre, pink and turquoise, adorned with shutters and wrought iron balconies with roofs of traditional terracotta Roman tiles.
The Race begins and end on the beach, but 3km of the race will be through the waterways of Port Grimaud, which look very much like Venice canals. Have a look at the videos below:
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