The 2012 Paddle around the Pier Maritime SUP Marathon will take place on the weekend of July 7th. UPDATED INFO!

It is within the biggester watersports¬†festival in beautiful Brighton, UK. Last years event was great, perfect weather, great people, me and Annabel staying in a Campervan named “Chrysal” as in “Carrington” right on the beach, thanks to Brightonwatersports. Don’t miss this great race!


  • This is a race of 26 miles, 365 yards.
  • Set over a triangular course (13 miles, 2 circuits) with last leg downwind.
  • Experienced Paddlers only and all entrants will be vetted.
  • Individual and team prizes, 12’6 and open categories.
  • Safety boats and GPS tags already set up.
  • Part of the Paddle Round the Pier festival which is an amazing weekend, the largest paddle festival in Europe.
  • Details of entry and sponsorship requirements from Paul Clarke¬†

Here are some impressions from last year’s event:

And here is an interview with Annabel Anderson after the 2011 race: