summer race training program

Race Training: 2017 Summer Race Training Program

Summer Race Training Progam

What’s new for 2017!


Aloha paddle family,

Not sure if you’ve noticed on the Capital SUP Facebook and Instagram feeds, but we just finished up our spring race training program, where a group of 25 plus paddlers tirelessly trained for the Bay Bridge Paddle!

We’ve got a lot of returning race team members from previous years, but a good chunk of our crew are new faces. Several are brand new to racing, let alone paddling!

summer race training programIt’s been incredible to see how far everyone has progressed in such a short time. I remember the first day of practice: it was freezing, we were all geared up in cold-weather gear, there were strong winds and far more new faces than I was expecting. After we all struggled through some strong upwind/downwind intervals (read: mostly headwind), I couldn’t help but think all the new crew would not want to come back for training. Sure enough, they all came back!

Over the past 6 weeks, this resilient crew has been working on stroke technique, navigating local waterways, doing too many intervals to count, and making new paddle friends.

Want to join in on the fun? The summer race training program kicks off May 2nd!

The summer race training program will run from May through September. The program will consist of 13 sessions a month meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. The Summer Program hosts a fun competitive atmosphere, with monthly time trials to gauge progress, and training will be geared towards progressing for several local races.

To keep up to date with upcoming training sessions, races, and clinics, check out the Capital SUP Paddle Calendar. This calendar will be updated as more clinics are added.

Race Team Membership Options

Full Season $400 ($80/month)
Monthly $120/month
Drop-in $15/session


We understand life can get in the way of training. If you’re unsure of your availability for the summer race training program, the monthly and drop-in options give you more flexibility.

Now let me break it down for ya… (hope you sang that line)

If you’re looking to save some mullah, here are the per session costs:

Membership Options Breakdown

Full-Season $6.15/session
Monthly $9.25/session
Drop-in $15/session



Drop-ins are always welcome! Please call ahead to give us a heads up and please know that rental board selections may be limited.


$15 board rental/session

Don’t have your own board?

We’ve got a fleet of Lahui Kai race boards ranging in widths to accommodate a variety of paddling levels. Rentals include: leash, pfd, paddle, and board. The primary focus of this program is to get more people interested in stand up paddleboard racing. With this goal in mind, we’ve created an affordable rental program to get you on the water if you don’t own your own equipment.

Raceboard Rentals

Full Season Raceboard Rental $400/season
Monthly Raceboard Rental $100/month
Drop-in Raceboard Rental $15/session

*A month of drop-in fees would be $195/month.

Race Day Board Rental Fees

summer race training program membership does have some added perks. If you need to rent a board for race day, the race board rental fee will be cut in half for Race Team Members.

Race Day Board Rental Regular Price Race Team Member Price
Local Race $40 $20
Travel Race $60 $30


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-Coach Mary Howser

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