|Outside of North America, the Qualifier Series will also feature global events in Asia, Europe and Central & South. America, with more details to follow shortly.
“The APP is proud to combine efforts with the WPA at a regional level, to provide further structure and a unique pathway for athletes to work their way towards a career in the ever-growing sport of Stand Up Paddling. Through this partnership and the APP’s sanctioning by the ISA, we can provide a unified front for the sport, that stems from grass roots participation, to World Tour competition, not to mention the potential future prospect of Olympic integration”, adds Tristan Boxford, CEO of the APP World Tour.
“The WPA is excited to combine efforts with the APP World Tour and to provide one unified platform for the sport”, states Byron Kurt, President/Co-founder of the WPA. “With the experience that both associations bring to the sport, this will create more opportunity for competitors, the events in 2019 and the future”, continues Kurt.
The APP and WPA will work together to grow the sport at every level: this will include increased marketing for events, sponsors and competitors to give us the best opportunity to expand event coverage, grow our audience and increase participation. More details will be announced in the next weeks with the APP World Tour Qualifier Series supported by the WPA, its points structure and the Open/Juniors “Champion Paddler of the Year”.
Stay tuned for more on the APP Qualifier Series supported by the WPA atwww.appworldtour.comand www.worldpaddleassociation.com