Yas Marina, situated on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, is set to be one of the Abu Dhabi destinations to host part of the SUP World Tour and SUP World Series. On Friday 18th April 2014, from 1pm to 7pm. Yas Marina will bring the entire community together for a show stopping event that will include watching the world’s top and All Star paddle board riders come head to head for the final sprint race, and an array of family-friendly activities, from SUP clinics and watersports to rock climbing.
The Abu Dhabi All Star Grand Slam is a 10 day event held at Wadi Adventure, Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club. Over the 10 days, 80 of the world’s top riders will battle it out to be the wave, long distance and sprint racing finalist, winning the biggest prize purse to date in the sport, making the Abu Dhabi All Star Grand Slam the richest purse in the world.
The sprint race final at Yas Marina on 18th April will be the most exciting paddle boarding event to date, with adrenaline running high to win the grand cash prize. Yas Marina will warmly welcome spectators to come down and support the world renowned paddle boarding stars, including the world’s number one paddle boarder, Kai Lenny.
In addition to the thrilling race, UAE residents and tourists can enjoy a whole host of entertainment for the entire family along the promenade, making the spring event a truly vibrant affair. Spirits will be running high with a talented Red Bull DJ and a range of activities for spectators to take part in, including rock climbing and watersports. Event goers will even have the opportunity to ride a paddle board and experience the new sporting craze of the region. Experts for SUP enthusiasts of all levels will also be on hand to help brush up their skills.
All of the activities on 18th April will showcase the vast charting opportunities and facilities of the Marina. The promenade provides the ideal spot for families to kick back and relax with seven licensed restaurants and bars to choose from, sunset lounge Iris, Spanish tapas bar and restaurant Diablito Food & Music, French-German bakery Café d’Alsace, Lebanese restaurant Rozanah, and Seafood restaurant Aquarium, American sports bar Stars ‘N Bars and Cipriani, the marina’s Italian fine dining restaurant. With a shaded playground, musical fountains and weekly Kid’s Film Fridays on the promenade, there is plenty to keep the little ones fully occupied too.
Cedric Le Rest, General Manager of Yas Marina, commented, “We are extremely excited to be a part of the official SUP World Championship Tour. This event is one of many on our events calendar that we are truly proud of, and we look forward to welcoming the stars, local spectators and watersport enthusiasts to the Marina.” “We also host weekly promotions and activities, from Ladies Nights and Happy Hours to Kid’s Film Fridays, with the aim to establish ourselves as the ultimate leisure and entertainment destination that offers something for all ages both on and off shore morning, day and night,” he added.
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