Painkiller Cup Race Format
A team consists of three people and must include at least one female. You will also require an escort boat. Start of the race is at Trellis Bay, Beef Island (Tortola East End). The finish is on the beach in front of Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke.
Board class: You can use any board 14′ and under. Teams must use the same board for the entire race!
In the 2014 Cup, Racers had to switch off their board every 30-minutes. This was mandatory. Racers had to paddle in a rotation that was submitted to the race marshal at the 8:00am registration. There was no need to switch racers at the 30-minute interval once your team has entered White Bay. Each team was free to choose which course they wanted to take, so make sure you have an experienced captain on your escort boat!
The 2015 rules are still to be announced. Stay tuned here and on the event facebook page!
Minimum $10,000 prize money. The winning team will receive a check over whopping 5000$. The photo below are the 2014 Painkiller Cup winners.
Have no team and no boat or want to take it easy? The Mini Painkiller Cup is from Sandy Cay to Soggy Dollar Bar. The start will be at approximately 11:45. It will be times to start as the lead teams pass Sandy Cay. This course is 3-miles and should take less than one hour. Start is off the beach.
Since the wind and waves are in your back, it is a pretty easy race. Last year some novice paddlers made it to the finish on fun boards. Don’t be shy, give it a try!
There will be plenty of trophies and prizes. Entry fee for the Mini-Painkiller Cup is $50 and includes lunch, race jersey and HIHO clothing.
Need a team/boat?
Rockhoppin’ Charters is entering a team and is looking for 2 male paddlers. Escort boat will be a comfortable 32 FS Regulator with twin Yamaha 250s. You can also try to find team members on the Event Facebook Page.