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 www.webscorer.com 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 www.darienfallfest.com.
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.
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. www.sepseries.org 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 email@example.com or 803-707-6310.
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.
A couple of points people have been asking about that I want to clarify.
Registration and sign in for both races is 8 - 8:45 a.m. Allow time for unloading and for parking. We will have someone directing parking, but it can be tight. Some parking is free; some not.
You have to have signed in by 8:45 even if you pre-registered. After registration closes, there will be a safety briefing that you must attend.
Then it's on-water time :)
River Race will start about 9 and the Little Tybee Challenge about 9:15.
Very excited about all the participants. Thank you all.
See you Saturday.
We are very excited to have lots of pre-registrants. Thank you all. We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.
We had fun on Thursday on WTOC's Mid Morning Live again. Thank you, Jody and Tim, for having us and for letting us bring in the NDK Pilgrim Expedition sea kayak (lent by Sea Kayaking USA) for the benefit of viewers.
Remember that you can still get drawing tickets for the Imagine Surf SUP/ kayak crossover and paddle we are giving away during the Award Ceremony after the race. Half-Moon Outfitters (donated the Imagine Surf), Papa's BBQ, and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center all have tickets to sell. Or you can get them the morning of the race at A-J's.
One more reminder: If you want to support the Marine Science Center, but don't care to race, be a casual paddler in the River Race (like a walker in a running race).
We would like to invite you to come stay with us at the Beachview Bed and Breakfast. We are one block away from the back River and have very nice accommodations, plenty of room for your trailors & vehicles with free parking and we serve a hot homemade breakfast every day! Mention you are with the sea kayak Races and receive 15% off your rental.