The Stand Up Paddling World Championships will take place in September ©ICF

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has announced its schedule for the Stand Up Paddling World Championships at Balatonfured in Hungary.

The governing body revealed that the competition is due to begin on September 9 with preliminary rounds for sprint and technical races.

Long distance races are scheduled for the following day, with the final sprint and technical preliminary stage also taking place.

Sprint finalsare set to held on September 11.

Inflatable board races will take place on the same day, with the competition held as an open event to allow athletes of all levels to compete at a World Championships.

The ICF claim the addition of the event is part of their efforts to attract new athletes to stand up paddling.

The technical semi-finals and finals are due to be held on September 12, when the World Championships conclude.

"This schedule will ensure every athlete is given every possible chance to perform at their best across the sprint, technical and long distance events at these World Championships," said Hoichan Kwon, ICF SUP coordinator.

"As we know, nearly every athlete will attempt all three disciplines during the week, so we need to ensure they have enough time to prepare and to recover from each race.

"A full day of training on the Wednesday, and the preliminary rounds of the sprint and technical races on Thursday, will give the athletes a great opportunity to get a feel for the Lake Balaton conditions.

"We had great feedback after our very successful World Championships in China in 2019, which we have used to guide our preparations for this year’s titles."

The ICF hope fans will benefit from plans for the event, which will take place at Lake Balaton.

The 200 metres sprint races and 1,000m to 1,300m technical races will be held on the most frequented waterfront of Balatonfured, next to the Tagore promenade.

The ICF claimthis will allow fantastic viewing areas for the public, as well as providing a stunning backdrop for live television and online coverage around the world.

The open long distance races of 18 kilometres will see athletes race across Lake Balaton, finishing in Balatonfured.

The World Championships is set to be the first major event held in the discipline since the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision in the dispute over its governance between the ICF and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The CAS ruled in August that both the ISA and the ICF can stage SUP events, but the ISA will be the International Federation to govern the sport at an Olympic level.