With just over 2 weeks to go now until the final stop of the Paris Sup Open, tension is mounting, as we build up to a dramatic close to the 2018 season. All new for this event is a Man on Man format that is being introduced for the sprint component of the event, to take place in the heart of the world renowned, Salon Nautique, one of Europe’s leading Boat Shows.
This format will feature fast paced 180m long sprints, each consisting of 2 buoy turns through the early rounds, increasing to 240m sprints for the final rounds, with 3 buoy turns, to add drama and excitement to the racing and determine the worthy Sprint Champion at the culmination of these action packed rounds of competition.
All the action will be broadcast LIVE from the show, so make sure to tune in and watch it all go down. Below you will see the heat draws for both Men and Women, as well as a basic overview of the Pool:
Pool Layout illustration:
Athletes will start from opposite ends of the Pool, and finishes will be determined by exact timing on each end, with athletes advancing according to the heat draw above. There is a repechage after Round 1, to allow athletes to make it back into the draw if they faced a tough round 1, but after that, it is straight elimination. Stay tuned for all the action at www.appworldtour.com and @appworldtour