Preview: Race the Lake of the Sky

Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky
Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky

Preview: Race the Lake of the Sky

The annual Race the Lake of the Sky event in Lake Tahoe, Calif., kicking off Saturday, June 28, is easily one of the best SUP events of the summer, and we expect this weekend’s event to be one for the books. Regardless of the amazing scenery Tahoe encompasses, the Race the Lake of the Sky has a history of big wins by pros, hundreds of competitors in attendance each year, and offers a variety of competitive races and fun events for everyone.

This weekend’s racing starts with the 5-mile short course, followed by the technical SUP Cross race. Last year, Tahoe local Jay Wild took the victory in the short course, while Candice Appleby defended her 2012 title. Appleby went on to win the SUP Cross later that day, alongside Men’s champ, Slater Trout of Maui. With Appleby’s consistent wins recently, we expect she’s going for a three-peat in the short course this year.

Sunday’s events include the 14.4-mile Long Distance, a high jump/limbo contest, “Sweet” Move contest, and relays. The Long Distance will take competitors from El Dorado Beach into Emerald Bay and back, for a scenic, yet challenging race, before paddlers show off their best SUP moves in the “Sweet” Move Contest. Check out the full schedule of events below:

Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky
Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 28, 2014

6:00am – On site event registration opens
8:00am – Rider safety meeting followed by the National Anthem
8:30am – El Dorado 5-miler
11:00am – SUP Cross
2:30pm – Grom Race
3:15pm – SUP Cross Finals
4:00pm – Award Ceremony
Join us after the award ceremony at the Lake of the Sky Cafe for HAPPY HOUR and MUSIC!

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

6:00am – On-site event registration opens
8:00am – Rider safety meeting followed by the National Anthem
8:15am – Emerald Bay Distance Race 14.4-miler
12:30pm – SUP High Jump/Limbo Contest
1:00pm – Best "Sweet" Move Contest
1:30pm – Team Relay Race
3:00pm – Raffle and Award Ceremony
Join us after the award ceremony at the Lake of the Sky Cafe for HAPPY HOUR and MUSIC!

Register here.

Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky
Photo courtesy of Race the Lake of the Sky

For more information, visit: Racethelakeofthesky.com
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