Germany's SUP World Cup Cancelled
One of the oldest, largest and best established event in Europe, the SUP World Cup in Fehmarn, Germany, was reported cancelled this morning. The report comes in the wake of last week announcement that this year's Battle of the Paddle—probably the biggest event in SUP racing—had lost its backing from Rainbow Sandals and will also likely be cancelled. Within a week's time, the SUP community lost two of the biggest and most favored international SUP races.
The SUP World Cup, which first ran in 2009 as Europe's first international SUP race, was schedule for the first week of August before its former sponsor, Camp David, announced the cancellation. Beyond the effects the SUP World Cup cancellation has on individual racers, its absence is also detrimental to the Standup World Series. The World Series already suffered the cancellation of its opening event in Dubai and the rescheduling of its second event in Brazil earlier this year, and losing the SUP World Cup marks the third major shift in the World Series tour.
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