The 7th Austrian Stand Up Paddling Championship took place at the Lake “Sulmsee”, located in the Styrian Tuscany (about 45 km south of Graz), between August 20 and 21 of 2016. The SUP Club Sulmsee organized the competition and made the best effort to present the event to a great audience. JP-Australia was there to present our SUP boards to the public and to offer free trials.
All the individual titles went to two JP-Australia riders from the Bartl family. In the Sprint race on Saturday, Peter Bartl was unbeatable and took first place ahead of Wedl and Mistelbauer-Oberberger. And Laura Bartl dominated the ladies fleet to top the podium in front of Schellander and Daubal.
The 8 km Long Distance event happened on Sunday. Once again Laura Bartl was able to keep a big gap between herself and the other women and could finish more than 5 minutes ahead of the second-placed lady Schellander, followed by Ivancová. In the men’s, Peter Bartl led from start to finish ahead of Wolfgang Leeb.
Photos: Supcenter Salzkammergut