14-mile pro SUP team race through the British Virgin Islands. Start is at Trellis Bay on Beef island and the finish is at the Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Each team must have at least one female paddler. There is a total of $11,000 with first prize to the winning team worth $5,000!

One of the stars of the 2014 Painkiller Cup will be Kai Lenny, who is just about the best SUPer in the World. You might have heard that Kai injured himself surfing Jaws but we’ve been given word that he’ll be back in fighting form for our event in just over 1-months time. Kai will be racing with America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill and his mother Paula and we expect his to be a formidable team!

The report of the 2012 Painkiller Cup can be found here.
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Prize money
  • 1st = $5,000
  • 2nd = $2,500
  • 3rd = $1,250
  • 4th = $650
  • 5th = $325
  • First team to Guana Island – $750
Trellis Bay, Beef Island to Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. The start will be in waist deep water at the Easten tip of Trellis Bay, near Bird Shit Rock. The finish shall be on the beach in front of the Soggy Dollar Bar.
Teams of 3-racers; at least one racer must be female
Any board 14′ and under. Teams must use the same board for the entire race
It is recommended that teams have their own safety boat.
Approximately 10:00am
Racer meeting
8:00am at HIHO shop in Trellis Bay.
Entry fee
Team price is $250. Fee includes lunch at the Soggy Dollar Bay, race jersey and HIHO clothing.
There is a late fee of $50 if payment is made on January 25th. Please note that we will offer an entry refund as follows:
8 or less teams – full refund to the last place team
9 teams – the last two teams will pull straws to see which gets their fee back
10+ teams – final three teams draw straws to see who gets their fee refunded.
Race Format
Race starts in shallow water at the mouth of Trellis Bay. Racers must switch off their board every 30-minutes. This is mandatory. Racers must paddle in a rotation that is submitted to the race marshal at the 8:00am registration. There is no need to switch racers at the 30-minute interval once your team has entered White Bay.
Racers must wear the supplied jersey at all times during the race.
Mini-Painkiller Cup
Sandy Cay to Soggy Dollar Bar. This is a solo event, not a team race. The start will be at approximately 11:45. It will be times to start as the lead teams pass Sandy Cay. This course is 3-miles. Start is off the beach. There will be plenty of trophies and prizes. Entry fee for the Mini-Painkiller Cup is $50 and includes lunch, race jersey and HIHO clothing.

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