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SUP Suisse Flatwater Championships

Richterswil

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

Who will be Swiss Champion 2022?
The SUP Suisse Flatwater Championships for both 
Swiss Canoe and the Swiss Surfing will take place in Richterswil again.

CATEGORIES

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Rivella Refresh

Our Rivella Refresh Race is for everyone having their first experience on the SUP Suisse Tour. No board nor paddler per board limitations, dress up if you like. Simply, have fun on the water!

For everyone having fun SUP paddling

  • 2 km course, 1 lap of the technical course

  • No Board size or paddler limit (iSUP, tandem, SUP Squatch, Monster SUP)

  • No race boards please, it's a fun race Only

  • Price lottery between all finishers

  • No ranking, no podium

Fee is CHF 40 | CHF 50 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

Intermediate

You don't need to be a "pro" to race. This discipline is for all our advanced paddlers, who enjoy a shorter distance race but are not racing for the Swiss Championship title.

For everyone with a race board or inflatable

  • 6 km course, 3 laps of the technical course

  • Boards up to 14ft

  • Podium for rank TOP 3

  • Separate podium for inflatables

Fee is CHF 40 | CHF 50 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

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Fanatic Junior (U16)

The race for all teenagers. All juniors race on 12'6 Fanatic Rippers. Board, paddle, PFD, and leash are provided. However, you are allowed to use your own paddle.

For all paddlers 16 years of age and under*

  • 2 km course, one lap of the technical course

  • The provided board must be used

  • Podium for rank TOP 3, boys and girls mixed

  • Maximum 20 juniors

Fee is CHF 20 | CHF 30 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

* last year to compete in the year the paddler turns 16

SIC Kids (U12)

For our next SUPerstars to be. A fun race made for kids. A course over 500 m, easy to master even for first-timers! The kids will race on SIC Okeanos Air 10’6 boards. Board, paddle, PFD and leash are provided. However, you are allowed to use your own paddle.

For all paddlers 12 years of age and under*

  • 500 m course

  • The provided board must be used

  • Podium for rank TOP 3, boys and girls mixed

  • Maximum 20 kids

Fee is CHF 20 | CHF 30 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

* last year to compete in the year the paddler turns 12

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Elite & Swiss Championship

Championship races are divided into three separate races (distance, sprint and technical). A Swiss Champion title will be awarded to each race winner, while the TOP 3 in the distance and the technical race automatically qualify for the national team. See our FAQ for further questions.

Requirements

SUP Suisse Active or Active Plus membership  

The Distance Race and the Technical Race are open to everyone. However only Swiss passport holders or people living in Switzerland for more than 2 years will be rated in the Swiss Championships. E.g. a foreign paddler can participate in both races but will only collect points for the tour rating. Sprint is limited to Swiss passport holders (or the two year rule Swiss residence) only.

Distance Race
  • 12 km distance course (as in 2021)

  • Podium TOP 3 and Swiss Champion

  • Award for fastest inflatable and each age category (u18, 40+, 50+…)

  • TOP 3 qualify for the Swiss National Team 2023

Fee is CHF 30 | CHF 35 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

Sprint
  • 50 m – free turn – 50 m

  • Podium TOP 3 and Swiss Champion

  • Limited to 8 women and 8 men

  • Swiss Passport | 2 year rule

Fee is CHF 10 | CHF 15 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

Technical Race
  • 3.5 km distance course

  • Podium TOP 3 and Swiss Champion

  • Award for fastest inflatable and each age category (u18, 40+, 50+…)

  • TOP 3 qualify for the Swiss National Team 2023

Fee is CHF 30 | CHF 35 on-site

Registration deadline:

Online: September 22, 2022

On-site: until 1h before the race

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

We will have a food truck (artisan pizza), and a cake stand with drinks at your service.

SCHEDULE

Registration

08.00 Welcome Desk opens

Elite Distance Race 

09.00  Skippersmeeting

09.30  Start women
09.35  Start men

12.00  Price Ceremony

Elite Sprint Race

13.00  Skippersmeeting
13.15  Start heats

13.31  Start semifinals

13.39  Start finals (B)
13.43  Start finals 

13.50  Price Ceremony

 

Technical Course

14.20  Skippersmeeting

15.03  Start Intermediate

15.06  Start Elite men & women

15.08  Start Rivella Refresh

Fanatic Juniors

14.20  Skippersmeeting
15.00  Start

SIC Kids

16.00  Meet at Welcome Desk

16:15  Start

Price ceremony
afternoon races and
over all winners
SUP Suisse Tour 2022

 
17.00 Uhr

Questions? All you need to know you find at FAQ.

AMENITIES

Board hotel

For paddlers travelling from further away, we provide board storage. Available from Friday to Sunday. Only with pre-registration by email. Limited spots are available. Boards must be stored in a bag.

Cost: CHF 15 per night

Parking

Underground parking is available below the venue. There is plenty of space to drive in and safely unload your board even for vans. An all-day* parking card can be booked onlineUnload your board at the designated area. Find further public parking here.

* Cost: CHF 8 per day

Sports Village

We will have partner brands on site for participants and spectators to test. Spectators buy their access at the welcome desk for CHF 10.

LOCAL ORGANISER

Our partner on-site is taking care of the organization and execution of the event. Read more about the background of WVR.

The watersports club Richterswil (WVR) was founded in 1975. For over 45 years, the club has united polysport enthusiasts in the sections sailing (windsurfing), SUP/kayak (paddle sports) and motorboat. The WVR is a member of Swiss Sailing and the Lake Zurich Sailing Association.

 

In addition to an active club life, the WVR provides its members with sailing boats, SUPs and kayaks/paddle boats. In addition, the WVR has an excellent infrastructure in the Shedhalle Horn with club room, checkroom and storage space directly on the lake at the Horn Richterswil.


The WVR has an active youth group with regular sail training (J+S), the regatta group also participates in regattas and training on other lakes. In the SUP/kayak section there are regular technique workshops and joint excursions. In addition, the WVR supports the adult sports instructor training SUP and canoe. The SUP section is in the process of being established and is the WVR member group that has grown the most in recent years. Find out more about WVR here.