Red Paddle Co announces exciting new location in Dragon World Championship 2019

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Red Paddle Co announces both venue and dates for this year’s Dragon World Championship. This event, which is the only team stand up paddle competition of its kind on the planet, hosts national teams of all levels and abilities to battle it out on Red Paddle Co’s 22-foot Dragon Board.

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Red Paddle Co’s unique team-racing style format has taken the sport of SUP racing to a whole new level. Grab your friends and get ‘on board’! Lots of fun, laughter and a grand prize! Photo by: Red Paddle Co

New Iconic Venue for 2019 Dragon World Championship

Since the ‘DWC’ launch in 2017, Red Paddle Co’s Dragon World Championship has showcased fantastic venues in Carlisle Bay, Barbados (2017) and Lake Fushl, Austria (2018). This year, the much anticipated 3rd annual event is to be held on the pristine expanse that is Lake Annecy, France on 15th-16th, June 2019.

“The Dragon World Championships has always been about creating the most accessible, fun and fast SUP event in the world. Moving the event to June allows paddlers of any level to get involved from those considering their first board to teams who have been training all winter. We will also now be hosting three separate divisions to create more opportunity for people to create teams in either all-men, women’s or mixed categories,” says Head of Marketing at Red Paddle Co, George Shillito.

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Team competition moves to France for this year’s much anticipated Dragon World Championships. Photo by: Red Paddle Co

Lake Annecy, France welcomes Dragon World Championship

Lake Annecy, nestled in the South Eastern corner of France, is no stranger to stand up paddle racing. Home to the annual Alpine Lakes Tour Gla Gla race, the lake and surroundings are a perfect location for what to be the most epic Dragon World Championships yet.

Registration for the competition OPENS on the 25th March 2019.  Red Paddle Co encourages paddlers of all capabilities to sign up. No prior qualification is required. From  passionate beginners to seasoned stand up paddle racing professionals, the 2019 Dragon World Championship is fun for all ages.

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for this special team-filled SUP racing event, the Dragon World Championships. Entry is open for SUP teams and individuals to take part. Please see below for registration links & details.

SUP Team entry:

Individual entry:

For information on location and this year’s event visit:

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Lake Annecy, is home to the Paddle League’s now infamous Gla Gla race, will now also host the Dragon World Championships by Red Paddle Co. Photo by: Red Paddle Co

About Red Paddle Co: Red Paddle Co ( is the world’s premiere inflatable paddle board manufacturer based out of the UK. Red Paddle Co sells its multitude of stand up paddling and lifestyule products to 60 countries worldwide. The company’s mission it to create an inflatable paddle board that doesn’t compromise on performance, looks or quality. Riding a Red Paddle Co board offers the ultimate in convenience while delivering an upgraded, authentic experience.


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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.