A SPLASHING time was had by all as Lochwinnoch hosted a stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) race.

Around 40 competitors of all ages participated in the event, organised by Clyde Windsurfing and SUP Club, at Castle Semple Loch.

The Gazette:

Angela Kerr, a coach at the club, told The Gazette: “It was a fun day, with many people racing for the first time. 

“We also had some series competitors, which made for some nail-biting sprints to the finish line.

The Gazette:

“The day was such a success that we have arranged for a winter series of 5km races.”

Angela’s husband Martin, who is also a coach at the club, added: “SUP has exploded in popularity over the past few years, as it’s very accessible and inclusive to all age groups.

The Gazette:

“The youngest person at the event was 16, while a woman aged 75, who was dressed as a mermaid, was the oldest.”

For more information about how to take part in future events, visit facebook.com/clydewindsurfing.