Sunday, August 31, 2014

Two week countdown

It's less than two weeks to the Tybee Kayak Races!!!!
We hope it's on your calendar. Participate by racing or volunteering!!! Or just come on down to A-J's. It's all fun!
September 7 marks the end of the early registration $10 discount so get those registrations in. You can register on-line or by downloading the paper form and mailing it in.

Please check out our many wonderful sponsors and please support their businesses. As you scroll through the list you will see that there are links to each business with a web site. This is an important fundraiser for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and we are very appreciative of all the sponsorships. Thank you thank you thank you.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Only 5 weeks to Race Day!!!!

Five weeks to Race Day!!!!!
Lots of activity right now.
Deadline for race sponsorship is August 21 so PLEASE get those sponsorships in now.
The Tybee Kayak Races benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Go to and check out all the Science Center's cool programs and other offerings.

Besides sponsoring, you can contribute by purchasing tickets for the race day drawing for the Perception kayak, Werner paddle, & Astral PFD donated by Half-Moon Outfitters. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10. Tickets are available at the Marine Science Center, at Papa's BBQ and Seafood on Whitemarsh Island, and at Half-Moon Outfitters on Broughton St. You do not have to be present to win.

And racers, sign up by Sept. 7 to get the early registration price, $10 less than regular registration. Register on-line or download the registration form and mail it in.
Thanks, everyone. This year is gearing up to be another fun one. Look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Paddle Bender Race June 7

Let's support another SouthEast Paddlesports Series race -  Paddle Bender on June 7 at Lake Murray, SC. It's a great event with a beautiful venue and super great folks involved. Go to for more information.

Also please note that this site is finally updated with registration and sponsor forms available as well as on-line registration. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races

          16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are Saturday, September 13, 2014!!!!
It's going to be another fun year. I'll be updating the web site soon (guess you can tell I'm a little behind :)).
Thanks for everyone's patience.

Monday, October 28, 2013

November 2 Events

PaddleFest 2013 is right around the corner! Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. Start Time. Hunting Island State Park - Lagoon - Parking Lot J!

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!! We will only need you to sign your Waiver forms and purchase Raffle tickets for many items donated to this great cause - Friends of Hunting Island!

The 3+ mile race and the 6 mile race start together in the Lagoon at 10:00 AM! The 3+ milers pass under the pedestrian bridge and return to the Start/Finish Line. The 6 mile racers will continue into Fripp Inlet and turn right towards the Fishing Pier - going AROUND the Pier - and continuing under the Highway 21 bridge to Fripp Island towards Russ Point and beyond. There will be a buoy which you must go around and return to the Start/Finish Line.

The fee for each race is $40 Single; $55 Tandem. If you mail in your registration, it must be postmarked by October 19, 2013 to allow us time to process it by Race Day. We are trying to become more automated and are asking you to register as early as possible. You may also go to to register online!
And bring $$$ for great raffle prizes, too.

A new race if you are in the Darien, GA area:

Darien Fall Festival Paddle Battle.  Attention all paddlers, at this year’s annual fall festival in Darien, Saturday, November 2nd, there will be the 1st Annual Paddle Battle.  Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders will compete to paddle a 2.4 mile course along the Darien River.  The paddle route will begin at the Darien River Bridge and end at Fort King George Historic Site.  It will take participants through some of the most historic and scenic stretches of this river, including Darien’s impressive shrimp fleet.  Prizes will be awarded to winners across various categories including tandem and single.  Applications for registration may be found at Fort King George Historic Site or the McIntosh County YMCA, or can be found online at  Pre-registration cost is $15, and race-day registration is $20.   Canoe and kayak rentals will be available to those in need of one. The race begins at 10 am and all participants must meet at Skippers Seafood Restaurant parking lot by 9:30 am.             

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Race Results Posted

Race Results are posted. Again, congratulations to the winners!  And congratulations to all who raced! Thanks to returning racers - please keep coming back. And thanks to first timers - hope you'll come again next year.

The winner of the drawing for the Imagine Surfer SUP/ kayak crossover donated by Half-Moon Outfitters is Karla Deal!! Karla bought the winning ticket at A-J's the morning of the race. She is from Nashville and was down visiting her sister, one of the Tybee Spades Girls, a Gold sponsor with an entry in the Race Across the River. They came to cheer for their racer and Karla said she "had a feeling about winning the board".
Congratulations, Karla!!! Enjoy your prize!

Don't forget about upcoming races. Next in the Southeast Paddlesports Series is Paddlefest 2013, Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m., Hunting Island State Park, SC.   Proceeds from this race go to Friends of Hunting Island State Park. Another chance to paddle in a beautiful place for a great cause!!!

Also Chris Williams announced the 3rd Annual North Shore Cup, November 9, 2013, North Shore Villas & Marina, Summerton, SC. For more info go to Facebook North Shore Cup Kayak Race or contact Chris at or 803-707-6310.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Great race day!!!

What a great race day!!!! Thank you to everyone for being part of it. Race results will be posted in the next 24 hours, but this evening I just wanted to say thank you. It's another year of raising over $10,000 for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Thank you to the racers. Thank you to the volunteers. And thank you to the sponsors. It's all of us together that make this a great, fun event. Huge thanks to all.