Hi guys, you asked for it so we are going to do it in 2016!! There is going to be a Maryland Sup Racer ranking page that we will be updated throughout the season. We are going to do a top 25 Men and top 25 for Women (if there is enough racers).
We are going to keep this very simple to avoid confusion with points etc. The races that will count for the rankings are Maryland based races starting with Dawn’s Ocean City Race in June.
After Dawns race we will have the first rankings set (Long course racers only). After that it’s pretty old school, if you want to move up the list you just have to beat the guy ahead of you at the selected races. People have busy lives with work, families, and personal stuff so we do not want to penalize people who can’t make every race like a point system does. If you miss a race and the people behind you beat people ahead of you then your ranking can fall but that is the only way.
For example: Tim is ranked 3rd, John is ranked 4th, and Ryan 5th. If Ryan beats John then he moves up to 4th. If John misses a race and Ryan beats Tim at that race then Ryan would move up to 3rd, Tim would go to 4th and John would go to 5th. So John would then have to come to the next race to try and get his spot back. If John missed the race and Ryan finished right behind Tim then there would be no change in the rankings.
This is just something simple that a lot of you have asked us to do. This gives you some motivation to come out to races and beat the person ahead of you.
It’s just a fun way to add a little competition for local races. More details will be coming soon but we wanted to give everyone a heads up.
Races that will count towards rankings will be these 8 local MD races.
June 5-Surf Swap, Ocean City, MD
June 18-19- Return to Goat Island
July 9-East of Maui/Eastport YC Chesapeake Stand Up Paddle Challenge
July 16th- East Coast SUP CUP(SUP)
July 30- SUP Annapolis-Kent Island Yacht Club
August 20- Battle on the Bay, Ocean City, MD
Sept- Paddle for Betterment
Sept- Sandy Point Paddle Fest