Starting on the 14th of March and through the 18th, Puerto Vallarta will host the National Stand Up Paddle Championships, which will count with approximately 80 competitors. The event will serve as a pre-selection round for the Panamerican Championships in Lima, the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro and eventually the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where this discipline will make its olympic debut.
At a press conference, led by the director of the Municipal Sports Council (COMUDE), José Amador Hernández Madrigal, the details of this championship were announced. The event is a championship and festival, allowing people to enjoy the sport as a spectator or competitor.The municipal official indicated that it is the first event of the year for Staund-up Paddle Boarding and will be headquartered in Puerto Vallarta, in addition to a day of competition in Quimixto, Cabo Corrientes. He indicated that this is an important competition, integrating the national team for the World Cup in Brazil and the Pan American Games of Lima, which will be qualifiers for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, where paddle will be debuting as an Olympic sport.
Felix Garcia, technical director of the Association, said that Puerto Vallarta is the best scenario for this national meeting, which will be held at Camarones beach and will also be visible on the Malecón. You will have the Carrera Larga (18 Kilometers), starting the circuit at the height of Uruguay Street to Holi Beach, from there to Conchas Chinas and back to the starting point with two laps.
Source: Vallarta Daily