Here is the first bit of information from this years Paddle Round the Pier 2010. Funky Puffin sponsors Europe’s toughest SUP race which is awesome news.
Paddle Round The Pier is Europe’s largest free charity watersports festival and is expected to see visitor numbers of around 40,000+ over the weekend of July 3rd & 4th 2010 which will be a record since Paddle Round the Pier’s conception.
Funky Puffin, the lifestyle brand that’s growing out of Jersey (Channel Islands), is the 2010 sponsor of the Paddle Round The Pier Euro-Enduro stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race, taking place on July 3rd and 4th in Brighton, England.
Funky Puffin, which produces a range of eco-friendly surf and beach products, has chosen Paddle Round The Pier for its first sponsorship deal outside of the Channel Islands because it is Europe’s largest free beach festival and raises thousands of pounds for charity.
The 20 mile charity SUP race in association with SurfAid International is renowned as Europe’s toughest. Competitors will race from Brighton West Pier to Worthing Pier and back in the hope of winning the £1000 prize money for first place in either of the two classes.
Andrew Scott-Miller, Director of Funky Puffin, said: “The Euro-Enduro SUP race is the perfect event for Funky Puffin to sponsor because, as an eco-friendly brand, we know how tough it is to push against the tide.
Paddle Round The Pier is an awesome event attracting thousands of people from across the country and raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity. I wish all the competitors well and look forward to handing out the prizes at the end of the race.”
Dave Samuel, organiser of Paddle Round The Pier, said: “We’re delighted that Funky Puffin is joining Paddle Round The Pier by sponsoring the Euro-Enduro SUP race. We’d like to thank Andrew and his colleagues for choosing PRTP as the launch pad for their brand. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend, with thousands joining in to celebrate the surf lifestyle and raise money for Surfaid International.”
2009 Paddle Round the Pier
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