Please find below the event information as it currently stands. We are constantly reviewing all information and the final event information will be shared as a race information pack in advance of the event.
Race Start / Finish: The start and finish location of the on water disciplines is Ouaisne Beach. There will be a registration area near the Ouaisne beach slip. *Start times will be confirmed in due course.
Distances – The SUP challenge is roughly 40 miles long
SUP Route – The course will follow a predefined route by the Jersey Paddle Club, including a series of check points through which competitors must pass.
SUP Categories – The SUP challenge will consist of single entry and a relay team of two or five entry. Board length is unlimited and Outrigger Canoes will also be allowed within the SUP discipline.
Safety Boat – the event, with the support of Le Mourier – Swim, Sea, Save; will be providing safety boats and first aid cover on the water and on land.
Live Tracking – Each SUP participant (where feasible) will be allocated a tracking device allowing us (and your family and friends) to track your location at any given time. SUP movements will be displayed on a live moving map.
**UK PADDLE ENDURANCE SERIES**
The 2019 JRIC is now part of the UK Paddle Endurance Series. The Paddle series brings all paddle sports together with the aim to challenge the body and mind in the pursuit of achieving your goals.
Points for finishing places at JRIC 2019 will be added to their 2019 Series table.
More information on the UK Paddle Endurance Paddle Series can be found here: https://www.ukpaddleenduranceseries.com/?fbclid=IwAR36q_8me7hIIbGR-BRTakiR99kAuk7UAbikmrJwkx_uCF2KaAR45Lx6uvM
Important Event Information for sign up
The event is around 33 miles / 50km. At times you will be paddling 1 mile or more from the shore. Please see the record times for:
SUP: 5hours 20minutes
Outrigger solo: 5hours 18minutes
You need to be able to paddle in sea conditions along a stretch of coastline with some areas where it is not easy to land but there will always be straightforward land points a maximum of two nautical miles apart. Up to 2-3 Knots of tide (but not involving tide race or overfills). Wind strengths up to Beaufort force 4. Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height).
All participants must read the criteria and agree to the competitor statement before participating. This is important for each paddlers safety!
Qualifying Criteria and helpful information to Participate
- Previous completion of the RIC or Certificate from own club certifying capability
- Known to committee of JPC and provide evidence of capability (gps track etc)
- Paddlers must be a minimum ag of 16 years unless doing the relay and if under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who takes responsibility for their capability and safety
- Any medical conditions that affect in anyway a paddlers ability must be declared to the organisers (French paddlers must have licence from their governing body)
We advise new SUP participants (living in Jersey) to first join the Jersey Paddle Club. You can find the club on www.jerseypaddleclub.org.je, and on Facebook (Jersey Paddle Club) or you can email direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
- The club have no set training for this event, however they do have races every 3 weeks during the summer, details for these can be found on their Facebook page. All scheduled distance training events will be detailed here.
- All participants should only enter this event if they have good medical fitness. To assist in the events preparations with safety the Jersey Paddle Club will certify (where they have knowledge) which members have either completed a round the island paddle or have raced a certain distance in open water. Any visiting paddlers from off island should get their clubs to do the same.
- The Jersey Paddle club must receive a letter from all participants club to confirm that the paddler has completed 20 miles on open water/Ocean prior to our event.
- The event organisers have the right to refuse entry to participant who’s experience is deemed inappropriate for this challenge.
Carry a VHF marine radio or mobile phone which is accessible and useable at all times on the water in addition to any tracking devices provided by the race organisers).
- Carry a flare (day-smoke or laser flare or laser strobe) to assist any rescuer pinpoint
- your position.
- Provide personal food and water for energy and full hydration throughout the event.
- Have their race number visible to the on-water safety team and the event organisers at all times when on the water.
Comply with all directions from safety staff both on and off the water
- All competitors must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) approved by the race committee from before the start until after the finish of every event. Please note competitors who finish the race without their PFD on will be disqualified.
Please see the 2019 relay distances below:
|Relay Legs||Distance Information||Cut off time*|
|1: Ouaisne to Green Island||tbc|
|2: Green Island to St.Catherines||tbc|
|3: St.Catherines to Bonne Huit||tbc|
|4: Bonne Huit to Fisheries||tbc|
|5: – Fisheries to Ouaisne||tbc|
*Cut off Times will be determined and communicated in race brief
Post Race Prize-giving and Drinks
Our event is all about supporting the community and celebrating the Jersey lifestyle – our event HQ will be open to all throughout the day. All participants of all five-race categories are invited to join us from 4:30pm to celebrate achievements which is based in Grouville, Long Beach mound (overlooking the beach, to greet our swimmers and runners!!).
The organisers would like all participants to join us from 6:00pm for the prize giving where all competitors will receive their medals and top performer awards will be given out. Finger food will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors and a bar and hot food will be available to purchase.