We got this email from Cheance:
I come to you by way of Chris Koerner who suggested I give you the calendar for the SoCalOceanRacing series.
We are a 9-race winter series open to all types of paddlecraft. We started about 10 or more years ago- some of us did anyway, hosting races for surfskis, then solo outriggers joined the parade, and then the tandem outriggers wanted to play, then paddle boarders trickled in, and now along comes the SUP brigade! It’s awesome!
We welcome the SUP and paddlboard athletes to join our winter racing efforts. This year we will trial the points awards for both disciplines. That means that depending on how many people show up consistently we will award points starting with 12–1 for the top 12 finishers. The person who earns the most points in 6 out of the 9 races will boast the Series Point Winner for that craft. Seeing as how we are new to this effort we will not split it out this year by board type- it will be first 12 over the line.
We will award divisions that maintain 3 or more racers on the line- so consistency is valued.
Currently we are giving awards as follows:
In the paddleboard division
Masters men 1-2-3 over the line non-board specific
Sr Masters men 1-2-3 over the line noon-board specific
1-2-3 over the line
We ran SUP as 1-2-3 over the line last year for the men as we were not aware of board type/divisions
We acknowledged the SUP women awarding when we could- but they weren’t as plenty or consistent.
What do you think we will see this year? Your feedback is welcomed.
Costs generally are 15-25$ per race, and include lunch, some have t-shirts, awards, great racing and your name in the end of season raffle.
All paddleboards and SUP racers race the short course which is approx 5 miles.
Nov 8th La Jolla Shores Invitational
Dec 6th Oceanside Becky Stuart Memorial
Dec 13th San Diego Tecolote 5000
Jan 17th Santa Barbara Pier Back to Pier
Jan 31st Mission Bay Hanohano Ocean Challenge
Feb 7th NAC Hal Rosoff Classic (Newport)
Feb 21st Lanakila- Carpet Beach Race
March 7th Dana Ocean Challenge
March 21st Marina -Paddleme.com Championships