Events > 2020 Stand Up Surf Shop King Of The Cut

  5 December 2020


Stand Up PaddleStand Up Paddle
Secret Harbour, WASecret Harbour, WA

SupWA Events at Secret Harbour Surf Club
[b]Australia's World Class Downwind Run[/b]
The Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut (KOTC) is held along the beautiful Peel Coastline where the famed, powerful and consistent West Coast sea breeze blows perfect, un-interrupted runners like an endless conveyor belt.
The 2020 edition of the Australian Downwind Championship the King of The Cut is in its 9th year and is again presented by SUPWA and the event's long-time sponsor, the Stand Up Surf Shop in North Fremantle.Like most events this year, we have been affected by COVID and the limitations with runing an international event. This isn't enough to keep the seabreeze and stonking downwind conditions away though, so we will be running this event with a few modifications and some new bonuses! Here's what we have for you in 2020:

1. Ski's are in the KotC! - after years of asking, ski's will feature for the first time in the full KotC24 run. The Indian Ocean Paddlers have joined teh KotC Board this year to assist with the running of the Ski's. This means we can have a meaningful ski event, that feels familiar and catered to within our longstanding SUP Downwind weekend. This year is truely all about the Stoke with all downwind craft - SUPs, Foils, OCs, Paddleboards and Ski competing together.
2. Registration and Finish at Secret Harbour - This year we will have registration at Secret Harbour where we finish. The presentations will also be at Secret Harbour Surf Club.
3. No KotC12 - due to the short run into the KotC this year, we are stripping back to the basics. There is no 1/2 Cut distance this year.
4. No Prize Money - the 2020 KotC is a local community event this year. There will be trophies for divisions and various award, however there is not enough scope for our hard working KotC Board to organise prize money for this year's event.
This year the event will again be tracked live by the great people at Track Me Live. Follow the link for 2019 competitor details, tracking and results: live.trackmelive.com.au/King-Of-Cut-18/

Entries are now open and will close at noon on Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Late entrants, after 2nd of December, will incur a $15 late entry fee. No refunds will be available after this date. Please contact Steve - gregk@horizon.com.au if you have any queries about entries or to arrange KOTC tee shirts for OC2 crews.

[b]King of The Cut24[/b]
Stand Up Surf Shop King and Queen of The Cut, first male and female to cross the finish line on any length board (except a foiling SUP) - KOTC Saw Blade trophy
For the foils:
Dale Chapman Surf Designs Foiling SUP, first male or female foiling SUP to finish.
The SUP Age Divisions in The King of The Cut 24 are:
Male/Female 14' U/40
Digital Media Creations Male/Female 14' O/40
Sundowner Signs Male 14' O/50
Sundowner Signs Male O/60, any length board
Horizon Physiotherapy Male Unlimited U/40 (>14')
EnviroPlumb Male Unlimited O/40 (>14')
Fremantle Floors Male Unlimited O/50 (>14')
Outriggers:
Mandurah Holiday Rentals Open OC1/V1
Masters O/40
Senior Masters O/50
Paddleboards:
Mandurah Holiday Rentals Open Prone Paddle Board
**Please note everyone enters in their age group (there is no Pro Class section). The top 5 paddlers across the line will represent Open Class for Male KotC24, top 3 for Open Class for Female KotC24. If you are on 14' within the top 5 and 3 (male and female) you will take out both prizes (both Open Male & Female 14' will go to 3rd), after that everyone is awarded within their respective age groups.
Ski:
Open Male/Female
O/40 Male/Female
O/50 Male/Female
O/60 Male/Female
Note - Your age group is determined by your age at the 1st January 2020.

[b]Registration & Briefing[/b]
Registration will take place at Secret Harbour Surf Club from 1000-1130 on KOTC race day. The Race Briefing will be held at 1145 at Secret Harbour, more details to come.
The King of The Cut has a 2 day window to select the optimal conditions available - Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December. If the KOTC races are held on Sunday 1st December the presentations will be held at the finish at Secret Harbour Surf Club courtyard. The Stoke Party will still be held on Saturday night if the race is moved to the Sunday.

[b]Safety Equipment[/b]
Safety equipment is mandatory and will be checked at Registration. All paddlers will be issued with, and required to carry during the race, a small Track Me Live tracking unit.
SUPs and OC1/V1
PFD Type 1 (including inflatable type 1 with Level 100 or greater 150, 275) or Type 2 PFD (Level 50). PFDs can be from outside Australia as long as they comply to the minimum floatation level described for Personal flotation device standard here: www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/life-jackets.asp. PFD Type 3 are not acceptable.Orange smoke flareLeg rope in good conditionProne Paddleboards
Leg rope in good conditionInflatable PFD Type 1 and flares will be on sale at registration (limited numbers though).
Skis
PFD Type 1 (including inflatable type 1 with Level 100 or greater 150, 275) or Type 2 PFD (Level 50). PFDs can be from outside Australia as long as they comply to the minimum floatation level described for Personal flotation device standard here: www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/life-jackets.asp. PFD Type 3 are not acceptable.Orange smoke flare







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