2018 Event Information

Painkiller Cup

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The 2018 Painkiller Cup will take place on Saturday, January 20th. The race, a 14-mile downwind run from Trellis Bay to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, is open to any team comprising three racers, at least one of which must be female.

Racers will receive great prizes including tickets on InterCaribbean airways.

Course & Format

Race Course

Organizers are amending the 2018 Painkiller Cup relay race to instead finish at Sandy Cay. Then, before the start of the mini-Painkiller Cup, we will ask participants in both the relay and mini-Painkiller Cups to donate some time to clean the trail that winds across Sandy Cay. The island is a BVI national park and assisting in the post-storm clean-up of the trail would be a great community service. Organizers will supply tools needed for the cleanup. Relay racers may join in the mini-Painkiller Cup (but they can’t win the prizes).

Race Format

Race starts in shallow water at the mouth of Trellis Bay. SUP racers must switch off their board on a predetermined rotation which is provided to the organizers at registration. The paddle time per racer is 25-minutes. There is no need to switch racers once your team has entered White Bay.

SUP Teams

Teams of 3 racers; at least one racer must be female


Any board 14′ and under. Teams must use the same board for the entire race


It is recommended that each SUP team have their own safety boat.


Racers must wear the supplied jersey at all times during the race.