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Newport SUP Cup 2019 - PADDLE FOR ACCESS

  • Newport Shipyard 1 Washington St Newport, RI, 02840 United States (map)


Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Newport, Rhode Island

The 2nd annual Paddle for Access hosted by Clean Ocean Access is a 3 mile or 6 mile paddle (SUP) around Goat Island in Newport, RI. Register online at RaceWire.

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The annual Paddle for Access event celebrates our ongoing work protect and preserve shoreline access. Clean water and healthy oceans are critical to achieving our mission to take action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities. Public access to the shoreline is a prerequisite to these goals because i we can’t access the coastline, we most certainly cannot work to protect it nor enjoy favorite ocean activities. Limited access to the shoreline is how the organization started in 2006, and to this day it is the most important, yet least understood issue that we work on. The Paddle for Access event celebrates our work to monitor all 50 rights-of-way across Aquidneck Island and ensure everyone has access to the shoreline. The event also sheds light on many other  issues that impact public access to the shoreline, including erosion, sea-level rise, invasive species and long term shoreline planning.

Event Details

  • Online registration closes at 6PM on August 16, 2019

  • Check-in begins promptly at 6:30am and ends at 7:45am

  • Race briefing starts at 7:45am

Race Start

  • 6-mile race begins at 8:00AM and the 3-mile race begins at 8:15AM

*All paddlers must wear a PF

Course Map

A large course map will be provided with directional areas for the swim event


The  3-mile and 6-mile paddles include race categories based on board length and gender. Awards are giving to the 1st and 2nd place finishes in each category.

12’6 and under Men 3 Mile
12’6 and under Women 3 Mile
14′ and over Men 3 Mile
14′ and over Women 3 Mile

12’6 and under Men 6 Mile
12’6 and under Women 6 Mile
14′ and over Men 6 Mile
14′ and over Women 6 Mile

Prone M/W All board Sizes 3 Mile
Prone M/W All board Sizes 6 Mile

-Restrooms are available at the Newport Shipyard

-SUP drop-off is available inside the Newport Shipyard gate. Parking is available along Washington Street and in the Newport Gateway Lot across from the Shipyard (3 hours free for Newport residents with a resident parking sticker). 

The MOST FUN end of summer race in New England. Make the trip!


Three Islands clothing will be setup all day at Newport Shipyard during the Paddle for Access event. 10% of all proceeds will go to Clean Ocean Access!