Bray Lake Watersports
Ice Breaker Series 2022/23
Winter racing is back at Bray Lake Watersports, with five individual races making up the overall Summer Series for 2022. We are delighted to be running the series again in partnership with Bray Lake.
Who can enter the races?
The Ice Breaker Series races are open to all. Each race is a stand-alone event, so you can enter just one or all five races to complete the series.
How are paddlers categorised?
The Bray Lake Watersports racing uses a Division classification system to categorise competitors. Your Race Division will be used throughout the series.
Why the Division System
Each Division is categorised by Time and therefore speed, meaning you will compete with other paddlers of similar ability throughout the series. This system is also used in the wider UK SUP Racing scene.
What are the race divisions?
Your time over 2km is used to align to the below Divisions.
Division 1 – 13:29 and under
Division 2 – 13:30 – 14:59
Division 3 – 15:00 – 16:29
Division 4 – 16:30 – 17:59
Division 5 – 18:00 and over
How do I set my Division?
Paddlers must complete a 2km time trial on the board they are using for the upcoming series or race. You must complete the Paddler Verification form to verify your 2km time and division. Full details on what you need to do can be found here.
How do you enter?
Each race can be entered individually, or you can buy a series ticket if you plan to compete in all five events through Webscorer here.
Dates and Proposed formats
Race 1 - 13th Nov - Lake Distance Race
Race 2 - 10th Dec - River Race
Race 3 - 8th Jan - Super Lap
Race 4 - 12th Feb- Technical Race
Race 5 - 12th Mar - Hybrid-Tech
*River Race is dependent on river conditions being suitable
What are the event timings?
Registration closes 12pm the day before the race
Check-in on the day from 9 am to 10 am
Competitor Briefing 10:15 am
Race Starts from 11 am
Prize Giving is estimated at 30 mins after the last paddler finishes
How much does it cost?
Each event costs £15 to enter, including your day ticket launch for the lake.
If you enter the complete series, you receive one race free.
Bray Lake members are eligible for a discount code - contact Bray reception for details.
When will the results be posted online?
How do you get a series ranking?
Every paddler will automatically get a series ranking regardless of how many events they enter. Paddlers who compete in three or more races will have their best three results counted for their ranking.
Setting your Race Division
To enter the Summer Series events, you must set your Race Division by completing a 2km Time Trial using the same board you will race on.
You will need to provide us with evidence, such as a screenshot of your tracking or GPS device or by uploading the tracking log. If you change boards, you must complete a new 2km Time Trial and verification for this board.
Completing a 2km Time Trial
From a standing start, paddle 2km either by completing laps of a lake or an out and back route on a river or the sea. This ensures you don't get affected by wind and currents as best as possible.
It's important that you set the best time you can to ensure fair verification against your fellow competitors.
Submitting Your 2km Time Trial For Verification
Complete the form at the bottom of this page before entering the Summer Series events. Compare your time to your Race Divisions and select the correct one when entering. If you are unsure which Division you should be in, please message us through email or chat.