The first WPA National race of 2013 kicks off with the Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach, NC on April 26-28, 2013. The Carolina Cup is put on by the Wrightsville Beach Paddleboard Club with the Blockade Runner Hotel serving as race venue.
The Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast in 2012 with 318 participants and the race looks to attract 400 competitors in 2013. With being the first WPA National race of the year the Carolina Cup also attracts the top paddlers in world with Danny Ching and Jamie Mitchell and the top female paddlers Candice Appleby, Brandi Baksic, Annabel Anderson and Jenny Kalmbach.
The Carolina Cup offers three distinct races that offers something for all levels of paddlers that includes the grueling 13 mile Grave Yard race that competitors need to negociate every condition in the water and weather from current, waves, wind and strategy that not only challenges the competitors physically but mentally.
Go to http://wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com/about-the-carolina-cup/ for more information and to register for the event.