The third race of the 4 Lake Trophy Series took place this weekend in Tutzing, Lake Starnberg. First Results:
We already know Bavaria has 307 Lakes and is a great destination for paddling. Check out these photos for some inspriation….
In 2011 there were races on Lake Starnberg and Chiemsee, 2 very popular lakes in the Munich area. This year this will be extended into the “NP SUP 4 Lake Trophy” with races additional races on Ammersee and Brombachsee.
The NP SUP 4 Lake Trophy is organized by German Windsurf Legend Alois Mühlegger, who has already successfully organized last years races. The event series will be sponsored by Neoprene brand NP. There will be price money for the top 3 male and female racers of each race. You don’t have to compete in all 4 races, but the overall winner (men&women’s) will receive additional price money at the end of all 4 races.
The sprint distance races will be in Knock-out format on Allround Boards provided by Fanatic, JP-Australia, Mistral, Naish und Starboard. The long distance races will be on your own race boards.
- 14′ class for rankings and prize money
- seperate rankings for 12’6
Aside from the races there will be a SUP Expo and a Chillout Party for each event.
There will be 4 races:
May 12th: “Steinlechner CUP” in Utting at Ammersee (Report and Results)
June 7th: Seehof CUP, kleiner Brombachsee, Langlau, Strandhotel Seehof & Lost Mills International SUP Race on June 9th
September 23rd: SUP Nordbad Contest, Lake Starnberg, Nordbad Tutzing
October 6th: SUP Chiemsee Insel Marathon, Chiemsee, Prien/Harras
More Information can be found on the 4 Lake Tropy Event Website www.sup-special.de will go online soon.
Location Details for Starnberg Race:
Lake Starnberg (German: Starnberger See), 25 kilometers southwest of Munich in southern Bavaria, is Germany’s fifth largest freshwater lake and, due to its large average depth, the second richest in water. The lake, which was created by ice age glaciers from the Alps, extends 21 km (13 mi) from north to south and has a width of 3-5 km (2-3.5 miles) from east to west. It has a single, small island, the Roseninsel, and a single outlet, the Würm river (because of this river the lake was called the Würmsee until 1962). The lake’s water is of excellent quality and the paddling there is very beautiful due to the mountain backdrop (when paddling south).Strandhotel Seehof Seestraße 33, 91738 Pfofeld, Germany
There is no campground nearby, but it should be easy to find a nice place to park and sleep near the lake. Otherwise you can to go www.campingplatz–seeshaupt.de
Here are some photos of the 2011 Race:
Report and Pics from the 2011 Lake Starnberg race:
Photos from the Chiemsee SUP Marathon:
More upcoming SUP races are here.