09/23/2017 – Port Royal Paddle Battle 2017

Website: http://www.prpaddlebattle.com/Race DescriptionThe Paddle Battle is fun for paddlers and spectators alike. It starts and finishes at the Port Royal Foundation  Maritime Center on the pristine Chechessee River in “Cool Coastal Port Royal”.Outbound on the Chechessee you will see no man made structures… but you are likely to see a dolphin. They abound here!Spectators can watch the start and finish from the porches and docks at the Maritime Center
There are two race distances: 3.5 miles ( should be ideal for intermediate paddlers) and 7.0 miles (will be  challenging, even for advanced paddlers).FeesAdult: $45. $50 after midnight Sun., Sept. 17.Youth: $25Raffle Prizes- Epic  wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 205 to 215 cm. Retail value $299.- SUP Lesson for two from Tim Lovett at Higher Ground OutfittersOther Good Stuff- Gatorade, fruit, yogurt,water  and other snacks after the race- Paddle Battle T-shirts (Register soon to ensure you get one!- Prizes to 3d place in each classPort Royal Sound FoundationNet proceeds go to the Port Royal Sound Foundation, an official 501(c)(3) corporation. Follow this link to learn more about the Foundation and its new Maritime Center on the Chechessee River. http://portroyalsoundfoundation.com/
ClassesHigh Performance Kayaks and Surfskis – Unlimited – All 18+ ft long kayaks  plus narrow shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater racing kayaks.
Fast Sea Kayak (FSK) – any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 8.5% of length
Sea Kayak  –   any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 10.8% of lengthRec class – Preferably boats 14 ft or less in length.  Basically, anything goes!SUP – 14’SUP – 12’6″SUP –  12′ or under (surf)Prone – 12’6″Prone – 14’OC-1 – Any one person outrigger canoeC-1 UnlimitedTandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.Pedal Boat – Hobie Mirage, etc.Rowing Boats – 1 personEach   class is further broken down into Open (below 50) and Masters (50 and over).

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