Key West PaddleBoard Classic @ Higgs Beach Dog Park, Key West, FL
May 2 all-day
Schedule THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 5-7pm LAZY DOG YAPPY HOUR Join us at Lazy Dog for a casual meet and greet happy hour at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US 1, Key West. Meet the dogs and feel free to bring Fido on a leash! This event is open to the general public. Free board demos and drink specials! FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 2-4pm PADDLE CLINIC TBA, at Higgs Beach 5-8pm KICK-OFF PARTY AND REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP AT TURTLE KRAALS Racers can catch up, discuss race strategies, review course map! Invite your friends and family to this fun free event. Bocci courts and corn hole games! Complementary KONA BEER. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: All racers required to pick up packets before the morning of the race to obtain your timing chip and race number. If you are unable to attend the registration party please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements. SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 12-mile “Paddle Around the Island” Key West Paddle Board Classic WPA Southeast Region National Points Race 4-mile Open Race Open race (12’6, 12? and under) boards RACE DAY Higgs Beach 7:30 am: Classic Expo Opens 8:15 am Blessing 8:45 am: Racer’s Meeting (Rules and Course Review) 9:00 am: 12-Mile Elite Race (ocean start), beach finish 9:15 am: 4-Mile Open Race (ocean start), beach finish 3:30 pm: Wrap-up at the Beach 9:00am 12 MILE ELITE RACE sponsored by TURTLE KRAALS $85 We’re going all the way around the island! Starting at Higgs Beach, near the White...
Stand up for the cure @ Newport Beach, CA
May 2 all-day
Have “Fun and Save Lives”!! Join us for a fun day Standup Paddling together at Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, CA. in support of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen. We will have Professional SUP instructors, Fun Races, Happy Hour Beer and Wine and a Delicious Lunch! Take the opportunity of a free breast or skin cancer examination with the friendly doctors and nurses of Kaiser Permanente, our preferred health care providers. Win great prizes in the Opportunity Drawing Raffle and Silent Auction and rock out to the live music – there’s something for everyone! Pre-register and set up a fundraising team. Every $125 we raise for the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen enables an uninsured local woman to recieve her breast exam which may save her life!
Viking Paddle Race @ Poulsbo
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Viking Paddle and Liberty Paddle take place on the beautiful Liberty Bay of Poulsbo, Washington. Both races are associated with fun local celebrations that take place in downtown Poulsbo. In May, the Viking Paddle race is during our annual Viking Fest. This festival celebrates our communities heritage and includes vendors, live music, a carnival, and parade. Liberty Paddle is annually on July 3rd and is part of our pre Independence day celebration. Fireworks finish off a fun evening of races, music, and food. Both events have a 1 mile and a 5 mile race near the marina in downtown Poulsbo. These courses are visible from the waterfront park and bring more spectators than usually found at local races.
Jay Race @ Capitola Beach CA
Jun 20 all-day
The Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection is an annual ocean paddleboard race in the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay. This event is in memory of Santa Cruz Waterman Jay Moriarity. Paddle the 12 mile Long Course or 2 mile Short Course, take the Quiksilver Waterman Challenge, recruit some friends or co-workers to compete in the Covewater SUP Relay and bring the kids for free Kids Races for kids 12 and under. http://jayrace.surftech.com/
Oregon Open Ocean Classic @ Newport, Oregon
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
The Oregon Open Ocean Classic is unlike any other paddling event you’ve ever attended. It takes place over the weekend of July 11th and 12th on two drastically different bodies of water; and the pre-race banquet and award ceremony takes place at a brewery – what more could you ask for? While the offshore race is scheduled for Saturday, there is a slight chance that the ocean gods might warrant we swap the race days. The final call will be made Friday night, for that reason we are asking all participants to attend the pre-race banquet and race briefing.
Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge @ Hood River’s Waterfront Park
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day
The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Last year’s Paddle Challenge featured a Distance Downwind Race, a Course Race, and a Team Relay Race. There were SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos and live music. LOCATION: The venue for the Naish CGPC is Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The park features a crescent-shaped beach for the starting and staging areas, great stadium style viewing area for spectators, large grass area for the vendor tents, onsite restrooms, and plenty of parking. It is also a great place for children, with a play site, marimba, and climbing wall, all within walking distance to downtown Hood River.
Mercer Island Sausage Pull (Sound Rowers) @ Lake Washington
Oct 10 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Long Course: Mercer Island counterclockwise. Options for home stretch: south winds: north of I-90 floating bridge; north winds: stay south. Short Course: South hugging east shore of Seward Park. Make counterclockwise 180° around orange buoy at southeast corner. Returning boats stay off shore to avoid collisions. Wind Forecast Online Registration WebScorer Online Registration Start : October 10, 2015 10:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 6.5/14.3mi Meeting: 9:15 AM Director : Beverly/Rainer Storb Phone: 206.322.5762 GETTING TO THE START The race starts at Mt. Baker Beach Park. If you come on I-5 north or south, take the WA State Rt. 520 exit (WA520) and, from WA520, the University of Washington exit. At first red light, go straight crossing Montlake Blvd. onto Lake Washington Blvd. Follow Lake Washington Blvd. through the Arboretum, cross Madison St. at next red light, meander to Lake Washington, and then go south until ~1/4 mi. past the I-90 Bridge. Parking: At the beach, 200 yards north of the beach, along Lake Park Drive S (angling off Lake Washington Blvd.), and up the road in Coleman Park. Trailer parking is available a little further south at the Stan Sayers Pits (site of Seafair hydroplane racing). RACE REGISTRATION Online registration will open approximately a month before the race RACE COURSE Long Course: Mercer Island counterclockwise. Options for home stretch: south winds: north of I-90 floating bridge; north winds: stay south. Short Course: South hugging east shore of Seward Park. Make counterclockwise 180° around orange buoy at southeast corner. Returning...