2016 DRCF Paddle For A Cause Presented by J&L Amish Depot

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will hold its ninth annual Paddle For A Cause Presented by J&L Amish Depot Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The World Paddle Association-sanctioned event has multiple divisions including a grueling 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island, and two social paddles going eight and four miles through the back bays of Atlantic City. 

Cash Prizes for the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island.

Men's SUP 14', Women's SUP, Open Prone Unlimited
1st - $1000
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

The 22.5-mile paddle around Absecon Island pits racers against one another to raise money for cancer while experiencing breathtaking views of the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and Lucy the Elephant. 
The eight-mile and four-mile fun paddles are social experiences and has helped expand the sport of standup paddleboarding in South Jersey. 
Registration is now open for all paddle divisions. Paddlers are required to raise a minimum of $200 prior to entry. The open division welcomes outrigger canoes, kayaks, surf skis and teams of paddlers. See thedrcf.com for information. 

The event was founded in 2008 by Mike May and he designed the course to challenge competitors both mentally and physically and he adopted much of the course from the former Atlantic City Ocean Marathon, known locally as the “Round-the-Island-Swim.”

Once again will are welcoming all paddlers to come out and paddle in one of our many paddle classes and help raise much needed funds for individuals battling cancer.

There are two WPA-sanctioned race divisions for standup paddleboards - men 14-foot stock and women 14-foot stock. 

Other paddlers that are welcome in the open division will include outrigger canoes, race kayaks, surf skis and team’s consisting of two but no more than six paddlers in unlimited standup paddleboard.

Check-in begins at 6:15 a.m.  The 8-mile and 4-mile fun paddles will begin at 8:30 a.m. and registration begins at  The after party is 4 p.m. at The Deck at Golden Nugget and is included with registration. After party is $25 all others and includes food, entertainment and awards ceremony. 

If you live on the bay the DRCF encourages everyone to come out and cheer the paddlers on! You can also attend the finish or after party at the Golden Nugget where you can meet the athletes in person. 

The Paddle for a Cause is a charity event whose proceeds assist people who are battling cancer. In the event of race or fun paddle cancellation due to weather the funds raised are not refundable. 

Email info@thedrcf.com or see www.deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org for information.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially. To date, the foundation has raised more than $600,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.

The foundation was created in 2001 when Dean Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world. The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point, NJ 08244. 


Day of registration / paddler check in
Registration area is located at the rear of ground parking lot

6:15-7:30 a.m.
Registration 22.5-mile, 4-mile and 8-mile Paddles

Please Arrive Early.

Paddle Start Time:
Course direction will be determined the day before the race depending on the wind forecast.  We will send an email to all paddlers on Friday with the course direction. This is subject to change the morning of the paddle

7:45 a.m.
Pre-Paddle meeting

All paddlers must be on their boards for announcements regarding course direction, safety and any other last minute changes.

7:55 a.m.
National Anthem 

8:00 a.m.
22.5-Mile Around The Island Paddle Start 

All divisions will be starting at once, if you are not racing please give way to the racers.

Please review the attached WPA rulebook. These are the rules sanctioned by the World Paddle Association and must be adhered to.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause WPA Sanctioned Race Divisions are:

The race will be timed by division and gender.

– One (1) class 14′ or under:  MENS
– One (1) class 12’6″ or under:  MENS

– One (1) class 14′ or under:  WOMENS
– One (1) class 12’6″ or under:  WOMENS

– One (3) PRONE paddle classes, 12′ stock, 14′ stock and    Unlimited

The prize money will be awarded to the following divisions.

Mens 14′ (or under) SUP

Womens 14′ (or under) SUP

Prone – unlimited open

1st – $1000

2nd – $500

3rd – $250

Open Division
kayaks, outrigger canoe, surf ski and lifeguard boats

Please allow the faster racers to start first. Anyone in the open division not on an SUP or prone must start behind the racers.  Thank you for your understanding.

7:45 a.m.

All Paddlers on the water for a photo.

8:15 a.m.
On the water paddle meeting for the 4- and 8-mile paddlers. 

All paddlers must be on their boards for announcements regarding course direction.

8:30 a.m.
4- and 8-mile Fun Paddle Start 

This paddle is all back bay but still challenging. You will start out against an out going tide. You paddle to the Wonder Bar , this is your turn point.(Just south of the Albany Ave. Bridge.)  Then you can ride the tide home!  There will be a water station on the doc. Please be aware of boat traffic, this is a very popular spot for boaters.

4 mile paddlers – there will be a jitney and board transportation provided for you at the Wonder bar.  You will be required to give your name and number to the volunteer at the Wonder bar. We will check you in as off the course. Do not paddle back once you have checked in, you must take the jitney back to the Golden Nugget.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Paul Giunta1SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Dave Allison5Prone 14'18-49Guy
Jason Malick6Open18-49Guy
Lisa Hertz Malick7Prone Stock18-49Girl
Josette Lata8SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Andy Giordano9SUP 14'50+Guy
David Castellani10SUP 14'50+Guy
William Mcarthur11Open50+Guy
Sean Duffey12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tyler Hunter13SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sofiya Lebedeva14Prone Stock18-49Girl
Daniel Grothues15Prone Stock18-49Guy
Lewis Ostrander16Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Abbey Sangmeister17Prone 14'18-49Girl
Jan Gaszynski21Prone Stock18-49Guy
Andrew Dima22SUP 14'18-49Guy
Greg Errion23SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ken Liss24SUP 14'50+Guy
Joe Carney31SUP 14'50+Guy
Sven Peltonen32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tricia Piola33SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ryan Matthews34Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Jason Chew35SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brian Pasternak36Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Carl Tripician39SUP 14'50+Guy
Sean Geary41SUP 14'18-49Guy
Anthony Galang42SUP 14'50+Guy
Chad Gallagher43SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Forkin45SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Justin Lubas46SUP 14'18-49Guy
Todd Desatnick48SUP 14'18-49Guy
Quintin Chiapperino52SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrew Kaplan53SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan White55Prone 14'18-49Guy
Dan Michaluk56Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Robin Delgado57SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan Oliver58SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zack Steiner64SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mike Hutchings65SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Jacobus66SUP 14'18-49Guy
Fergus Sloan72Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
John Siracusa73SUP 14'18-49Guy
Thomas O'neill74Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Stephanie Shideler80SUP 14'18-49Girl
Joe De Stefano84SUP 14'18-49Guy
Scott Cleveland86SUP 14'18-49Guy
Patrick Dean87SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Hoops88SUP 12'6"50+Guy
John Beausang89Open18-49Guy
Jon Baker91SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kira Daugherty92SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Paul Brockman93SUP 14'50+Guy
Ed O'kinsky104SUP 14'50+Guy
Joe Ward105SUP 14'18-49Guy
Paula Axtell2SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Morgan Logue3SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Ashley Mcmahon4SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Marsha Worthington18SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Chuck Allison19Open18 and overGuy
Maria Mattioli20SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Tira Meyers25SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Christopher Haines26SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jennifer Boyce27SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Jon Pomeroy28SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Suzanna Vaino37SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Robert Vaino38SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Danielle Newman44SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Cheryl Mcbride50SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Krissy Halkes51SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Lawrence Goldstein54SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jayne Lukens59SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Christine Cleary60SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Edward Obrien62SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jerry Meister63SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Kellee Sigwart67Open18 and overGirl
Zhachori Kelsch68Open18 and overGuy
Autumn Nanassy69Open18 and overGirl
Willy Pasold70Open18 and overGuy
Jonathan Bischof71SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Gary Astin75Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overMixed
Nancy Astin76Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overMixed
Denise Mangano77Kayak Sit on Top (1)U17Girl
David Koehler79SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jennifer Panetta81SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Samantha Budd85SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Adam Walcoff90SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Patrick Armstrong94SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Patrick Armstrongjr95Prone (All)U17Guy
Vincent Manno96Kayak Sit on Top (1)U17Guy
Emily Nawracki97Kayak Sit on Top (1)U17Girl
Alexander Gulea98SUP (All)U17Guy
Darryl Heale99SUP (All)18 and overGuy
James Gagliardi100SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Mike May103SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Paul Higbee106SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Matt Hankinson109SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Steve Swift110SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Eric Ford112SUP (All)18 and overGuy
John Paulson113Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overGuy
Daniel Gallagher114SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Arlene Knox115SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Brian Kaes116SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Chad De Satnick117SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Dan Magro118SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Martina Desatnick119SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Bryan Benisvy120SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Beth Puggi29SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Karen Grant30SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Morgan Walls40SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Bethany Higbee47SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Jackie Votta49SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Daniel Mcintyre61SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Tj Gumiella78SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Marleigh Halkes82SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Karen Bates83Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overGirl
Adeline Piola102SUP (All)17UGirl
Rob Callaghan107SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Michael Santori108SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Mike Carson111SUP (All)18 and overGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Golden Nugget Hotel
Huron & Brigantine Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Jun 11, 2016


Atlantic City, NJ