This Sunday, 12th February, is the annual SHQ Cruise to Cerberus. This is the 5th running of this classic race, making it the longest running SUP race in Victoria and one of the oldest in Australia. This year the Cerberus Cruise, proudly presented by Coreban, has added prestige as Round 4 of the SUP VIC Victorian Flat Water Championship series. With the points table really starting to hot up, the SHQ Cerberus Cruise becomes vital for all those at the pointy end of the field, as well as those eager to beat their nearest rival over the course of the Summer. Check out the table on our website:
As you can see, a number of categories are really going down to the wire so it will great to follow the race within a race strategies this Sunday.
For those unfamiliar with SHQ’s format, we begin at Sandringham Beach and head down to Half Moon Bay, then back, a distance of around 5km. Registration will be from 8am to 9am sharp, with the race briefing scheduled for 9.15 and race start at 9.30. The entry fee will be $15, which includes BBQ lunch and drinks afterwards. However you must be a SUP VIC or Bass SUP member to enter. The race is open to all levels of experience. Even if you don’t have your own board, there will be over 20 demo boards available for use in the race. Race categories will be Men’s Open, Men’s 12’6″ and under, Men’s Master (45 and over), Women’s Open and Women’s Masters (45 and over).
SHQ and Coreban have also catered especially for the juniors. There will be a concurrent race for ages 17 and Under at half the main race distance, so about 2.5km. And then there is the NSP One Design Kids and Parents Challenge – 10 identical SUPs with one child and one parent on each board. There will also be a short course race for the Nippers and Groms – 12 years and under – possibly in the Harbor after the main event, but if we can remain on the front beach and the conditions allow for it, we will stage that race there as well.
But the best news of all is that Coreban has made available an 8′ Vibe board to be won on the day in a lucky draw – with entry into that draw restricted to kids 17 and under who register on the day. So that’s to say, one of the kids goes home the proud owner of a beautiful new Coreban SUP board. How good is that?
Hope to see you on the bay this weekend.