Thursday, July 18, 2019

HONG KONG STATION
香港站

RACE DATE: 17th AUG 2019

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Deadline for registration:
2/8/2019 18:00 (HK TIME GMT+8)

Registration Fee: $ 80 USD/pax

Fee includes Insurance, Lunch, Racer pack, Racer T-shirt, First-Aid Service.

Board Rental: (First come first serve)
Inflatable SUP Rental: 30USD
Brand: Different Brand including Naish, SIC, Molokai, etc

registration

After completing the registration form and the payment, AST staff will contact you within 3 working days via e-mail.

Non-racer can also sign up for the 1KM Warm Up Loop. Click HERE to register.

Race Categories

Athletes who fail to complete the race beyond the time limit are defined as “Did Not Finish” (DNF). Safety boat will then take you to the finish area.

8km Distance + 200m Sprint

Board Type: 14 Feet or below inflatable SUP

Groups:

  • Asian Men Open
  • Asian Women Open
  • Asian Master Men O40
  • Asian Master Women O40 
  • International Men Open
  • International Women Open
Cut Off Time: 120 mins

4km Distance + 200m Sprint

Board Type: 14 Feet or below inflatable SUP

Groups:

  • Asian Junior Boys
  • Asian Junior Girls
Cut Off Time: 70 mins

1KM Warm Up Loop for all

FEE: 35USD include Racer Shirt and souvenir medals, Equipment

Non-racer can also sign up for the 1KM Warm Up Loop. Click HERE to register.

For racers who have participated in 4km/ 8km, the 1km Warm up loop is free of charge.

Race SCHEDULE

0830-0900

Registration,Collect racer pack, board arrangement

0900-0915

Opening Ceremony + Group pictures

0915-0930

Race Briefing

0915-1100

Local schools Kids Learn to SUP sessions

0930-1100

200m sprint All categories

1115-1145

1KM Fun Paddle Loop/Warm Up

1200-1300

Lunch

1300-1500

8KM & 4KM Distance Race

1500-1530

Prize Presentation

* The schedule and content may be subjected to change.

VENUE

Victoria Recreation Club, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
 

Extra information:
Air Temperature:26°- 33°
Type: Flat Water Race

Adverse Weather Arrangement
The race will be cancelled or postsponed if the tropical storm warning signal No. 3 or
above or if a red or black rainstorm warning was hoisted by HK Observatory department
at 05:30 am on the race day.

Therefore, participants of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast from Hong Kong Observatory one night before the competition or at 5:30am on the race day. The race organizer will update the latest information on its facebook page, but it is not responsible to inform participants that the race is cancelled/ postsponed due to afore mentioned weather condition.

If bad weather conditions occur during the races, the General Assembly has the right to decide whether to cancel the event according to the prevailing weather conditions.

Suggested Accommodation

1)The Pier Hotel
Price Range: ~$186-256USD/room per night
Distance from Airport: 46.5km, 50mins ride
Distance from the race venue: 3.9km, 8mins ride


Address: No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street Sai Kung, Hong Kong

2) Hotel COZi Harbour View★★★★
悦品海景酒店 – 觀塘
Price Range: ~$92-156USD/room per night
Distance from Airport: 40.4km, 50mins ride
Distance from the race venue: 16.6km, 25mins ride


Address: 163 Wai Yip Street (Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station Exit A), Kowloon East, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
觀塘偉業街163號(牛頭角港鐵站A出口), 九龍東, 香港, 香港 Tel.:37668668

Free shuttle Pick Up from Kowloon station
From Airport, Take Airport Express to Kowloon station (30mins)
Free Shuttle Directly from Kowloon Station to Hotel (Hotel COZi Harbour View)
Time slot:
Everyday:
A. 12:00
B. 17:00

Time Schefule from Hotel to Kowloon Station, Check out: 12:00
A.11:40
B.16:40

Hotel Free Shuttle Time Table:
https://www.hotelcozi.com/files/photo_album_photo/attachment/1039/Shuttle%20Bus.pdf

Note:
-24 seated van
-It takes 20mins for the ride.

3) Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
香港九龍東智選假日酒店 ★★★
Price Range: ~$93-117USD/room per night
Distance from Airport: 45.1km, 50mins ride
Distance from the race venue: 12.9km, 20mins ride


Address: Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street Tseung Kwan, Kowloon East, Hong Kong

4) Regal Riverside Hotel 麗豪酒店 ★★★★☆
Price Range: ~$129-194USD/room per night
Distance from Airport: 34.8km, 32mins ride
Distance from the race venue: 21.1km, 30mins ride


Address: 麗豪酒店 沙田大涌橋路34-36號

Transportation

Option 1:
Shuttle from Airport to Venue/ Hotel (Stay tuned with AST Facebook/ website)

Option 2:
Taxi(4-5seated) /Gogo Van (5seated)
Directly from HK International Airport to the Race Venue.
Estimated price =USD$50

Taxi is convience in Hong Kong. Call no. +852 2729 6600 (Can speak English)

Option 3:
Please contact info@asiasuptour.org if you would like special Van/car arrangement for your team.

Option 4:
Public Transport
MTR: Airport Express to Tsing Yi Station to Lai King Station to Prince Edward Station to Choi Hung Station, take a mini-bus 1A( Choi Hung Public Transport Terminus <-> Sai Kung Pier), 100mins

From different districts in Hong Kong to Sai Kung by public transport
Bus
KMB – 92(Diamond Hill Station <-> Sai Kung), 70mins
KMB – 99 (Ma On Shan Station <-> Sai Kung),50mins
KMB -299X (Shatin Town Center<-> Sai Kung), 50mins
NWFB–792M(Tseung Kwan O Station <->Sai Kung), 50mins

Mini Bus
1A( Choi Hung Public Transport Terminus <-> Sai Kung Pier), 40mins
1( Kowloon Bay – Telford Gardens <-> Sai Kung Pier), 60mins
101M ( Hang Hau Station <-> Sai Kung Pier), 40mins

RACE MAP

Coming soon..

PRIZE MONEY

PRIZE MONEY

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following information apply to ALL stations:

Race groups

Asian Open Men
Asian Open Women
Asian Master O40 Men
Asian Master O40 Women
Asian Junior Boys
Asian Junior Girls
International Open Men
International Open Women

AGE RESTRICTION

For Open Groups, participant can be of any age.
For O40 Groups, participant should be over age of 40
For Junior Groups, 
participant should be under age of 18
The Organizer reserves the right to verify the age of participants before, during and after the race.

Nationality

For Asian Open/ Asian Junior Groups, participants need to have valid
1) Asian Passport; or
2) Permanent Identity Card in any Asia Countries; or
3) Permanent Citizenship Certificate in any Asia Countries. 

For International Category: 
Anyone regardless the nationality can join the international category. 

Note that each participant can only be either in Asian category or international category.
AST officials will verify passport or related document. 

SUP BOARD REQUIREMENTS

Inflatable SUP board only:
14feet or below
Single hull 
Non-correctional fin 

AST officials will carry board Measurement before the race. 

Participants who use their own SUP board, paddle and PDF for the race should meet the requirement of Asia SUP Tour. 

If you need to rent iSUP or any equipment, please tick the YES for iSUP rental on registration form. 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

As a safety precaution, all participants must wear personal buoyancy aids/ leash during the race, otherwise, you will result in disqualification.

Personal buoyancy aids may include life jackets, inflatable purses, inflatable vests, inflatable belt.

Race Jersey/ BIB no.

During the race, all participants must wear AST race jersey,
clearly showing the bib number to AST officials.

Note that no extra aids are allowed. This includes, but is not limited to swim fins, engines, wind catching devices, and personal support teams.

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THe RACE(s)

Please click the corresponding registration button at the Top of THIS page for each station.

Note that the registration period of each station is different, please stay tuned on our website or facebook page for the most up-to-date info.

 After Registration, What’s next?
After completing the registration form and the payment,
AST staff will contact you within 3 working days via e-mail.
If you have completed the form and finished the payment,
but there is no staff contact you within 3 working days, please contact to race@asiasuptour.org
 

HOW TO PAY THE registration fee

1. Paypal is the online payment system we use on the registration link. Process with the registration on Webscorer and select your payment method on the confirmation page.

Note there will be a 5% service charge from Paypal and/or Webscorer.

2. Participants can also do the bank transfer via western union to HSBC Hong Kong Bank Account within 3 working days after submitting the registration form and send the receipt to race@asiasuptour.org (Note that there will be handling fee from Western Union)

Banking Information:

Account Name: Sonic Composite (HK) Company Limited Account no.: 112-315957-838
Bank: HSBC Hong Kong
Swift Code: HSBCHKHHHKH
Bank Address: 1Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Deadline for registration

Tai Wan Station: 10/5/2019
Korea Station: 28/6/2019
Hong Kong Station: 2/8/2019
Japan Station: 13/9/2019

Racer’s Pack

Racer pack includes Racing shirt, booklet and souvenirs(it depends on the station).

Racer Shirt Size Reference (it may be vary from each station):

 

Once you have chosen the size on the registration form, it cannot be changed.

Preparation for Race Day

What to wear

  Please put on proper water-sports wear and water shoes(suggested). 

Remember to put the official bib number T-shirt on you at all times during the races.

For those who are wearing glasses or sunglasses, putting a strap on your glasses will make sure you don’t lose them when you fall in the water.

What to Bring

Please bring your ID card for identity verification.

 Please do not deposit valuable item(s). The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

 Participants should prepare a set of clothes for change after the activity.

You may prepare water-sports wear, water shoes, towel, water bottle (drinks), light snacks, sunscreen…etc

Do I have to buy Insurance?

Public Liability Insurance is covered by the Organizer. 

Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies separately. 

Participants are also advised to seek medical advice before the race to check if they are fit enough to complete the distance they have entered.

PRE-RACE Registration / Briefing

Participants are suggested to arrive at least 30mins early to sign up at registration area and attended the race briefing, please be reminded that the race will not be postponed because of individuals punctuality.

 

RACE RULES

All race participants must observe and obey the race rules at all time,
and in some cases, follow the safety boat / organiser’s instructions.

 

Results / RANKING

Results Announcement

The list of winners will be announced on the result board at the Registration Area on race day.

Full results of all finishers will be announced via the Asia SUP Tour facebook page and website.

Asia SUP Ranking

All the Asian group will get a placing in Asia SUP Ranking at the end of the Asia SUP Tour 2019.

Please click here to download the detail calculation info.

Point System for each League (Station):

Overall Placing of each league is determined by the sum of the point for long distance and 200m. 

If racers have same sum up point (the point for long distance+ the point for 200m), racers with higher score at long distance will get higher overall placing.

Overall point is based on the overall placing of the racers.

The point system is applicable for Asian Open Men/ Asian Open Women/Asian Master O40 Men/Asian Master O40 Women/ Asian Junior Boys/Asian Junior Girls.

Annual Overall Ranking

Annual Overall ranking = 3 personal best scores in overall result from 3 stations

For Annual Overall ranking, AST will automatically use the three best overall results(point) from each individual to calculate the point for annual overall result.

Example 1:

If participant has joined 5 races, AST will pick the three of the best overall results from three leagues to be his/her annual overall results.

Example 2:

If participant has joined 2 races, AST will use the overall results from two leagues to be his/her annual overall results.

If the racers have the same point for annual overall point, then they will share the same placing.

Example 3:

If the annual overall point of a racer A and racer B are both 2500 (2nd higher score in the ranking), then they will both be 2nd place in Asian ranking. Also, they will share the prize money for 2nd place and 3rd place.

MEDALs & Ranking

MEDALS