The 2015 Painkiller Cup will take place on January 17, 2015. It is a 12-16 mile team race for 3 paddlers (with at least one female) from Trellis Bay, Beef Island, Tortola to Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke. The prize money is a whopping 10.000$. 3 Racers of a team share one Board (14′ and under) and need an escort boat for the switches.



Rockhoppin’ has entered a great team of experienced riders: For the guys, Patrick (MA) and Mike (SC) who have done the M20, one of the most gruelling ocean races twice and once. The female paddler will be Kim (MA), who has done the 34 mile Cape Cod crossing 4 times. Petra, who has done the Painkiller Cup solo in 2012, won the 2014 Mini Painkiller Cup and circumnavigated St. John, solo and unassisted, will be on our 32FS Regulator which will be the escort boat, trying to help to choose the right course and might decide to hop off the boat at Sandy cay for the Solo race if the team is there on time…..

At the moment the wind is blowing with 26knots but the forecast for the race is only 7-9knots, that means a very long hard paddle, we hope this will still change…..

More information on the 2015 Painkiller Cup is here.


Even if you don’t paddle or race yourself, you can come and cheer for the teams. Either at the start at Trellis Bay, Tortola (there will also be an awesome pre-race party at legendary last resort), or you can wait and cheer for the racers at the finish at Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke.