The Naish N1SCO SUP race series at the 2014 Ecover Blue Mile in Weymouth saw crowds of competitors battle it out in a full day of action in perfect conditions on July 20, 2014.
Entry numbers were more than double compared to the 2013 event and competitors ranged from experienced riders, teenagers – and even members of the GB sailing team. With all the riders using Naish ONE 12’6” inflatables and a seeding system, it meant there was a level playing field where everyone had something to paddle for.
“We sold out on spaces for the event this year which is very encouraging and we hope to open it up to more next year. This sport is only going one way – and that’s upwards. It’s so encouraging to see a real diversity in competitors and their paddling experience. The atmosphere between the competitors on the beach has been great.” – Alex Tobutt, Naish UK
The winners at this year’s Weymouth Ecover Blue Mile were Ben Fisher and Lily Young who won both Women’s and Junior categories. Ben, who is unbeaten in the Naish ONE races this year, and Lily both received an all-expenses paid trip to Germany to compete in the Naish N1SCO World Championships in September.
Best of luck you two & congratulations to all those that participated in the fun event!