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Whether this will be your first paddle or your opportunity to crush your PB this season, we got you covered.
What level of experience do I need to race?
The Queen of the Valley is open to women/girls of all experience levels from beginner to elite. The only requirement is that you must be able to swim.
What are the prizes?
No prizes for top podium. Everybody will be entered to win draw prizes from our generous sponsors.
If I am out of town where can I stay?
There is a sweet campground right near the event site, so competitors can camp Friday and/or Saturday night. Booking your campsite is your responsibility.
Where do I pick up my race package?
You will be picking up your race package the morning of the race at the registration booth. This will be located at the event site, East of the marina parking lot.
What's the schedule?
The day will start with registration, followed by the Queens technical race. The mini Queens will race afterwards, as the air temperature will be a bit warmer by then. Right after, the distance Queens race will begin. Everybody will be able to stretch and recover during a yoga session on the beach. We will have a DJ to kick off a celebration, while the podium results are taking place. Stay tuned for specific times.
What if the weather is cold, windy or stormy?
Then we kitesurf! Ha! Just kidding.
The race will run rain or shine, your toughness will just be put to the test. Bring lots of warm layers, change of clothes, towels and blankets. But of course we are hoping for a warm, sunny and calm day! ,)
Is the registration fee refundable?
The registration fee is non-refundable, unless the event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Is there food/water/bathrooms on site?
There are public bathrooms on site, but you might want to bring an extra TP. There is a drinking water near the bathrooms. Plan to bring your own food and water. We might have some refreshments available, but this is TBD.
How many times do I race?
The sprint/technical race will be made up of heats. You will be assigned to a first round heat. The top two finalists of each heat will advance and the rest will have one more chance to make the finals. Everyone starts together for the distance race, if you chose to push yourself. The mini Queens race will consist of 1 heat + finals in a technical race.
Will there be lifeguards present?
Each competitor is responsible to have their proper safety gear in order to be able to race (PFD lifejacket and a board leash). We will have a safety boat and an off-duty fire crew on SUPs to keep us all safe.