10th Year of Paris Nautic Paddle & APP World Tour to see Champions Crowned on Seine

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Stand up paddle Pro athletes are arriving in Paris and amassing on the River Seine in Paris for the final events on the 2019 APP World Championship Tour in SUP Racing.

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France’s 2018 World Champion, Arthur Arutkin will be fending off Denmark’s Casper Steinfath and Australia’s Michael Booth to capture the crown. Photo by: John Carter/APP World Tour

World Champions Crowned & 1,000 Paddlers on the Seine

The APP World Tour culmination of its 10th season in 2019, coincides with the wildly popular 10th edition of Nautic Paddle on the River Seine. On Sunday, December 8th, the APP expects over 1,000 participants to take on the frigid waters of the River Seine at Day Break for an unforgettable experience.

BROADCAST TIMES FOR Paris SUP Open SUP RACING:
Saturday, Dec. 7th:
LIVE BROADCAST begins 10:50AM CET (local Paris time)
SPRINT Racing starts 11:00AM CET
SPRINT FINAL ROUNDS 3:30PM CET (approx.)
PRIZE GIVING:  5:00PM CET

SUNDAY, Dec. 8th
ATHLETE BRIEFING:  7:15AM CET
DISTANCE RACE:  8:00AM CET
PARIS SUP CROSSING:  8:00AM CET
DELAYED LIVE BROADCAST:  12:00PM CET (approx.)
PRIZE GIVING:  4:00PM CET

WATCH the BROADCAST on STANDUP JOURNAL’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

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Over 1,000 competitors are expected for Sunday’s Paris SUP Crossing, held in conjunction with the APP World Tour distance course along the Seine River. That’s a lot of paddlers in Paris! Photo by: John Carter / APP World Tour

WHO Will Be the NEXT World Champion?

The World Title Race for both Men and Women provides some of the most exciting stories yet on the APP World Tour, as current rankings leader, Casper Steinfath of Denmark, the APP 2018 World Champion, Arthur Arutkin of France and No. 3 in the world rankings, Michael Booth of Australia will battle for the Title on one of the world’s most famous rivers in Paris.

The action side for the Pro Women, include two Americans, Seychelle Webster and April Zilg vying for the top seed position on this final stop of the APP World Tour season. This weekend’s Sprint & Distance courses will decide the 2019 World Champion in front of a passionate, Parisian crowd. Paris spectators will also see the welcomed return of the 2018 World Champion Shae Foudy, hailing from the USA.

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Casper Steinfath is running out in front towards this year’s World Title. Can he hang on to become the next World Champion? Photo by: John Carter / APP World Tour

Watch LIVE BROADCAST from Paris SUP Open on Standup Journal’s Facebook Page!

The Paris SUP Open will be a show to remember! From the excitement of dynamic indoor sprint racing held at the Nautic Salon Nautique renowned boat show to the iconic distance race for the pros accompanied by over 1,000 passionate paddlers as part of the 10th annual Paris SUP Crossing, we will be in the thick of paddle-centric heaven all weekend!  Watch the racers cross in front of some of the World’s most recognizable landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral in a testament to the world’s strength in times of adversity. The Paris SUP Open will deliver a fitting close to the 2019 APP World Tour Season as we crown a new reign of Men’s and Women’s APP World Tour Racing Champions this weekend.

Join us LIVE on Standup Journal’s Facebook Page for all the action from Paris starting with the World Tour Sprints on Saturday morning from 10:30am CET.  See you there!

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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 editor@standupjournal.com . 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.