Scotland Island 6km/ Sydney SUP Expo

March 10, 2014

Monday March 10th 2014

Vaikobi's Grant Hardiman takes out 2nd place

The Sydney SUP Expo/ Scotland Island 6km SUP Race was held yesterday at Royal Motor Yacht Club under brilliant conditions and was hailed as a roaring success!

With legend paddlers, Chuck Patterson (Naish Team Manager) and Hawaiian Riggs Napoleon in attendance, there was an air of excitement at the race briefing run by Rob Brown at 9am.

Under the watchful eye of race director Sam Williams, the day kicked off with the Scotland Island 6km Race & 1.5km short course at 9.30am. Fifty eight (58) competitors lined up off the Royal Motor Yacht Club start line awaiting the starters instructions and after a short wait the elite racers were off at a solid pace!

Vaikobi's Grant Hardiman led for most of the race before being pipped by a charging Toby Cracknell in the last 100 metres. Andy Davis took out the remaining spot on the podium. Tammy Montgomery took out the Ladies division whilst Riggs Napoleon did not disappoint and took out the U/19's. Riggs is a weapon!

Marty Cole took out the SUP ATX Short Course.

Grant was pretty pleased with his 2nd place after taking out the Pittwater Challenge the day before capping off a pretty good weekend for him. Awesome work Grant!

 

Full Results can be found here:

6km SUP:http://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=19311&did=23090

SUP ATX Shortcourse: http://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=19311&did=23091

Back on land, there was action aplenty with non stop demo's and the SUP time trial challenge (taken out by Riggs Napoleon again!). The demo's were a huge hit with kids, adults and families all getting into a Vaikobi Race vest and getting out on the water to test out the latest and greatest boards from Bic, Naish, JP, NSP & ATX.

It was fantastic to see so many kids out on the pond at RMYC and getting out on a SUP board. More than one future champion was bred yesterday for sure!

Photo Credit: Australian Paddle Surfer Magazine

Photo Credit: Australian Paddle Surfer Magazine

Balmoral Paddlesurf's Jill Wong giving a bit of advice

BicSUP's Bevan McKavanagh taking a Young Bic racer out for a spin.

 

A big congratulations to the event organisers and in particular to Andrew Allen from Balmoral Paddlesurf, Rob Brown from RMYC and Sam Williams from Jamieson Park Paddle who put in a big effort to make this event a reality.

A huge shout out to our fellow event sponsors, Royal Motor Yacht Club, Naish, BicSUP, NSP, JP Australia, Balmoral Paddlesurf, Zhik & Barz Optics 




UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

Vaikobi size guide