North East Sup Racing calendar 2018

Hanohano race blur Glenn Dubock
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Everyone is asking.  My phone keeps pinging.  I figure it’s easier to put a list up online than answer all the questions I’m fielding about stand up paddle races in the North East*.

Here is the list as I know it to date.  If you have others, send ’em my way!

*North East = New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine.  Got it?

Hanohano race start full group Glenn Dubock
From Long Island to Maine, the North East Sup Racing season is heating UP! Photo by:  Glenn Dubock

A Not Very Comprehensive Guide to 2018 North East SUP Races

Run of the Charles, Boston MA
Sunday, April 29, 2018
24 mile relay & 19 mile/ 9 mile/ 6 mile races
Benefits: Charles River Watershed Association clean water initiatives

Essex River Race, Essex MA
Saturday, May 12, 2018
5.5 mile race
Benefits: Cape Ann Rowing Club

Treasure Island Pirate Paddle, Point Pleasant NJ
Saturday, May 19, 2018
3.5 mile/ 7 mile Sup, Prone, Surf Ski, Kayak, OC race
Hosted by:  Paddle Surf New Jersey

Mystic River Paddle, Sommerville MA
Saturday, May 19, 2018
12 mile/ 9 mile/ 3 mile races
Benefits: Mystic River Watershed

Provincetown Coastal Regatta & Mini Tri, Provincetown MA
Saturday, June 9, 2018
4KM Sup race
Hosted by:  Orleans Sweeps & Sculls

Charles Island Sup Cup, Milford CT
Saturday, June 16 2018
5 mile / 3 mile sup race
Benefits:  Surfrider Foundation Connecticut

North Shore Sup Cup, Danvers MA
Saturday, June 23rd 2018
5 mile/ 2.5 mile sup race
Hosted by:  Rising Reg

Brattle Paddle, Brattleboro VT
Sunday, June 24, 2018
3.5 mile/ 9 mile
Contact:  Sandy Harris 603-363-4868
Benefits: West River Trail org.

Paddle for Plummer, Salem MA
Saturday, July 7th, 2018
1.5 mile/ 3 mile/ 5 mile Sup Race
Benefits:  Plummer Youth Promise program for foster kids in MA

Stand Up for Veterans, Westport CT
Sunday, July 8th 2018
1 mile/ 3 mile/ 6 mile courses
Benefits:  Companions for Heroes & Help Our Military Heroes

Waterman Eco Challenge, Narragansett RI
Saturday, July 14, 2018
1 mile swim & 3 mile paddle
Hosted by:  Raw Elements sunscreen

Standup for the Lake, Burlington VT
Saturday, August 4th 2018
3 mile/ 6 mile sup race
Sponsored by:  WND&WVS and the Burlington Surf Club

Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta, Essex MA
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
9 mile/ 22 mile
Benefits: The Connecticut Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund

SEA Paddle NYC, New York NY
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
24 mile/ 12 mile relay
Benefits:  Surfer’s Environmental Alliance

Newport SUP Cup, Newport RI
Saturday, August 19th, 2018
5 mile/ 3 mile
Hosted by:  Coastal Urge

SUP at the BSYC, Bayshore NY
Saturday, August 26th, 2018
6 mile/ 3 mile
Hosted by:  South Shore Paddleboards

Cape Cod Bay Challenge, Cape Cod MA
Saturday August 18, 2018
30 miles
Benefits:  Christopher’s Haven

SUP3Rivers Southside Outside Festival, Pittsburg, PA
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
10KM race
Hosted by:

Great Peconic Race, Shelter Island, NY
Saturday, Sept. 8th 2018
3 mile/ 9 mile/19 mile
Benefits:  Cornell Cooperative Extension

PaddlePalooza, Greenwood Lake NY
Saturday, Sept. 8th 2018
1 mile/ 3 mile/ 6 mile
Benefits:  Greenwood Lake Skate Park Project & Greenwood Lake Teen Center

City Paddle Festival/US Sup Open, New York NY
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7 mile
Sponsored by:  APP World Tour

Paddle for The Bays, Cotuit MA
Saturday, September 15, 2018
5 mile/ 10 mile
Benefits:  Barnstable Clean Water Coalition


Any other races you know of that you’d like to see listed?  Give me a shout at!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.