Paddlers unite this weekend in Newport, R.I. for the 2nd Annual Newport SUP Cup presented by Coastal Urge. Elite and recreational paddlers will have the opportunity to race in beautiful Newport Harbor around Goat Island.

The course for both Elite and Recreational divisions will begin and end at the Newport Shipyard. The Elite Race will be a 6-mile course circling Goat Island twice. Recreational paddlers will follow nearly the same course as those competing in the Elite Race; however, Recreational paddlers will only complete one lap around Goat Island.

Elite racers will compete for a $1,000 cash purse while paddlers in the Recreational division will compete for over $3,000 in prizes. Vendors will be setup in Newport Shipyard throughout the day with SUP City offering demos. All proceeds will benefit SUP Cleanup. – Shari Coble

9:30 a.m. — Racers Meeting
10:00 a.m. — Race Starts
10:30 a.m. — Sponsor Village Opens
1:00 p.m. — Awards Ceremony

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