TIBURON WATERFRONT STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RACE – July 11, 2015
OFFICIAL RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS
These Official Race Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”) have been established for the Tiburon Waterfront Stand
Up Paddle Board Race to be held on July 11, 2015 (the “Race”).
Each Participant must carefully read and familiarize himself or herself with these Rules prior to the Race.
Compliance with these Rules is a requirement of being allowed to participate in the Race.
Each Participant must attend a pre-Race meeting and comply with all instructions provided at that time. They
must also read all postings to keep themselves informed of Race conditions.
Each Participant must have the following: (1) a lifejacket on board their Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP); (2) a leash
attached to their SUP and one ankle; and (3) Dogs participating within the "Pup's that SUP" fleet are required to have a life jacket on them at all times.
Each Participant must stand on their SUP while paddling once the Race has started until crossing over the finish
line. It is permissible to sit, lay, or kneel to rest on the SUP without making forward progress. If a Participant
takes more than five strokes while sitting, laying, or kneeling once the Race has started, he or she may be
disqualified, with the following exception: If the Participant needs to sit, lay, or kneel for safety reasons to avoid
a potentially dangerous situation that would put him, her, or others at risk of injury and/or property damage.
A Participant shall only use the paddle, waves, and wind to propel the SUP forward during the Race. No outside
assistance drafting a vessel not in the race, form of sail, clothing designed to catch wind, or any other speed
device not considered the norm in SUP racing is permitted (boat wakes are considered natural conditions unless
a Participant is deemed as receiving an unfair advantage over other Participants as a result of such wake).
The Race Sponsors have designated individuals (“Event Personnel”) to monitor and oversee the Race, both on-
water and off-water. The primary responsibility of Event Personnel is to safeguard, to the best of their ability, the
well-being of Race participants, spectators, and others who are involved in the Race. Each Participant must at all
times comply with the instructions and directives provided by Event Personnel, as such instructions and directives
may be given from time to time. These may include, but are not limited to, oral statements, hand gestures, and
physical contact if called for under the circumstances.
If a Participant is injured or is in need of help during the Race, he or she should (1) shout for help, (2) waive his or
her hands visibly outside of the water, and (3) place his or her paddle outside of the water, vertically in the air
(pointing toward the sky) and waiving it in order to draw attention.
Participants must not collide with, obstruct, interfere with, cause bodily injury or harm to, damage the property
of, use profane language toward, or act disrespectfully toward any other Participant. Creating more challenging
conditions for other Participants as a result of one’s own conduct is prohibited. Participants must act in a
sportsmanlike fashion at all times.
Each Participant should be alert for others who may require assistance during the Race and alert Event Personnel
if someone appears to be in danger.
Failure to comply with these Rules and/or any instructions and directives given to a participant by Race personnel
will result in the revocation of a Participant’s right to continue to participate in the Race and the Participant’s
removal from the area in which the Race is held.