YOLO Board is proud to present the Big River Regional Stand Up Paddle Board Race. A once in a lifetime experience!
The Big River Regional is a SUP and kayak race on the Mississippi taking place on 09/03/16. The event will be approximately 13 miles on the largest river in America, the mighty Mississippi. The race is a regional championship and covers the southeast areas including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Come out to represent your state and compete for the crown paddling against hundreds of other racers or just test yourself on the river.
The race will start in downtown Baton Rouge and end at the L’auberge Hotel and Casino. The event starts at 8 AM and all racers should be done by 1 PM to qualify for a finish. Contestants can drop off their gear at the race start the night prior to the race between 5 PM and 10 PM and should plan to meet for the shuttle at the L’auberge by 6:30 AM the day of the race. There will be a short safety meeting and equipment check prior to the race start.
There will be a mass start at 8 am and we will stagger the faster vessels to the front. Once the race starts WPA rules will be in effect so please read them so that you are not disqualified.
We want safety to be a top priority at the Big River Regional and being that this river can be very powerful and contain large vessels that can create ocean like swells. We will require that all contestants have a leash and life jacket on at all times. We will provide six safety boats to patrol the race. The Coast Guard will issue a river closure during the event!
We are super STOKED to have you coming to the Big River Regional!!! We have worked long and hard to put on a well planned race and hope you will bring your friends and family out to cheer you along. We are totally pumped about having $7500 in giveaways and raffles for the BRR! Each Participant gets a FREE entry into the drawing for a YOLO Board Package valued at $1830 and a Hobie Kayak Package valued at $1499!!! Before you get to excited please make sure you have all the details below… Additional tickets will be available for purchase at Packet Pickup and the day of the race! ALL Proceeds will benefit Hero on the Water; Louisiana Chapter!