Hennesseys WPA World Championship

Hennessey’s Inc. and the World Paddle Association (WPA) are proud to host the 2013 World Paddle Championships at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, NV on September 20 & 21, 2013.  Lake Las Vegas, in the city of Henderson is a picturesque man-made lake 20 minutes east of the Las Vegas strip will host the world’s best stand up and paddleboard athletes vying for World Championship status.
Event Qualifying Update
Entry available for all participants in all events as there will No pre-qualifying required to enter the following races to be conducted (NO Pro athletes allowed to enter Open race):
• Open Race (3.5 miles)- Men/Women SUP Surfboard, 12’6, 14’ and paddleboard stock. (Non Pro entries ONLY, novice and intermediate competitors welcome)
• Pro Long Course (8.5 miles)- Men SUP Unlimited, Men Paddleboard Unlimited and Men/Women Paddleboard Stock.
• Pro SUP Slalom Race- Men 14’ only and Women 12’6 only, two qualifying races (3 miles) Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ- 1.5 miles) and one final race 4.5 miles.
  • RELAY RACE- Pro & Open divisions, 3 Men/1 female per team minimum. Open relay race non-Pro competitors.
Given the unique stadium amphitheatre the Westin lagoon provides competitors will NOT need to pre qualify to enter this year’s race as there will be multi-lap qualifying races that all competitors need to participate in the SUP Slalom race.  Men will compete on 14’ boards and Women will compete on 12’6” boards.  The Open race (SUP Surf, 12’6 & 14’ board classes) and the Long course with Paddleboard (Stock & ULT) and SUP Unlimited races will not need qualifying races given the course format.  See the course maps (courses may change due to wind conditions).
Please find the following 2013 World Paddle Championship information including travel, hotel and registration for all participants.


Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

101 Montelago Boulevard • Henderson, Nevada, 89011 | Ph: 702.567.6000

WPA Discount Booking Code:  World Paddle Championship (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)

Southwest Airlines®— World Paddle Association’s Official Airline

Starting August 15, 2013, World Paddle Association attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the World Paddle Association SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the event in Las Vegas. Book your travel between August 15th & September 6th  to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts available for travel September 17th through September 24th).


Take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

By flying Southwest Airlines, you will also receive the following benefits:

·         25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. (To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards

·         No baggage fees (first two bags)

·         No change or cancellation fees

·         No peak travel or fuel surcharge

·         Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT


To take advantage of this offer, click on this link:


Additional Event Information

Board & Equipment Shipping
Board transportation will be provided for all registered competitors from the Dana Point, CA area to the Westin Lake Las Vegas only. Rates are per board with other equipment that can be included in the board bag and reservations are required by September 7th or as space is available.
• $50 round trip (Dana Point area to Westin Lake Las Vegas and back only)
• $35 one-way
Payment required to reserve board transportation.  Truck will be loaded and depart to the Westin Lake Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 17 and arrive by Wednesday, September 18th.
Board Rentals
Board rentals will be available for the event as follows:
• SUP Surfboard-             $125.00
• SUP Race 12’6 & 14’-  $175.00
Board rental fee can be applied toward the purchase of the rental board.  A credit card damage deposit of $250 will be held on each rental board.  Damages to any board will be taken from the deposit as needed.  Awards party Transportation (must be a registered guest at the Westin)
• Reservations are strongly recommended for transportation from the Westin Lake Las Vegas to the Awards Party at Hennessey’s/Downtown Las Vegas (see below schedules).
• Buses will depart for the awards party from the Westin Hotel at 5:00pm and 5:45pm on Saturday, September 21 and return at 10:00pm and 11:30pm back to the Westin Hotel only.

UPDATED EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)


FRIDAY, September 20th

7am:                     Board Storage opens

12pm - 6pm:      Registration/Check-In, Hotel Pool area

10am - 4pm:      SUP Clinics/Demos at the Westin Lake Las Vegas

4pm:                     Kids Races, 8U and 9-12 yrs old

6pm                       Board Storage closes

5pm – 8pm:        Welcome Party/Registration/Check-In, Hotel Pool deck


SATURDAY, September 21st

7am:                       Board Storage opens

7am – 9:30am:   Registration/check-in, Hotel Pool area

8:45 am:              Pro SUP Slalom Paddlers meeting

9am:                     Men/Women SUP Slalom qualifying- Heat 1 & 2 (3 minute interval)

9:30am:                 Pro Long Course & Open Race Paddlers meeting

9:45am:               Pro Long Course Race Start

9:50am:               Open Race Start

11:30pm:              Men Pro SUP Slalom- Last Chance Qualifier

1:00pm:                 Men/Women SUP Slalom Final

2:30pm:                 Relay Races

4:00pm:                 First bus to Awards Party (every 30 minutes to 6:30pm)

6pm:                       Board Storage closes

6:00pm:                 Cocktail reception- Hennessey’s Downtown

7:00pm:                 Dinner- Hennessey’s Downtown

7:30pm:                 Awards- Hennessey’s Downtown

9:00pm:                 First bus to Westin Hotel (after 10pm every 30 minutes to 12am)


SUNDAY, September 22nd

7am:                       Board Storage opens

8am:                       Boards loaded on truck to California
11am:                     Truck departs for California
This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Open Race (3.5 miles):           $75.00 per competitor (Non Pro athletes only)
Board Classes- SUP Surfboard, SUP 12’6 & Under, SUP 14’ and Paddleboard Stock Men/Women Age divisions-  17u, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Pro Long Course (8.5 miles):   $130.00 per competitor Board Classes- *Paddleboard Unlimited, Paddleboard Stock and *SUP Unlimited Men/Women Age divisions-  17u, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ * Men only supported in the both Paddleboard and SUP Unlimited classes

Pro SUP Slalom Race (4.5 mile Final):        $130.00 per competitor : Board Classes- Men SUP 14’ and Women SUP 12’6 Men/Women Age divisions-  17u, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Pro Relay Race SUP 14’: $100.00 per 4 person team (minimum one Women)

Open Relay Race SUP 14’: $60.00 per 4 person team (non Pro, minimum one Women)

Relay entries enter as a Team (include team name).
WESTIN HOTEL- discount booking link provided on www.hennesseyspaddleracing.com and www.worldpaddleassociation.com.

Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa - http://www.westinlakelasvegas.com/
101 Montelago Boulevard • Henderson, Nevada, 89011 | Ph: 702.567.6000 Westin
WPA Discount Booking Code:  World Paddle Championship (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
• Deluxe Guest room Double occupancy $129.99 USD per room, per night plus $10.00 resort fee (lowest standard rate is $143.00 plus $25.00 resort fee per night).

RATES include:

• Welcome Party
• Awards party transportation
• Access to the resort
• Board Storage
• Clinics
Flights- SouthWest discount airfare booking link provided on www.hennesseyspaddleracing.com and www.worldpaddleassociation.com.


Sep 21, 2013


Henderson, NV