2nd Annual Providence Paddle Battle

Imagine what it would be like paddling through the streets of Venice, buildings rising above you, people waving from windows or pathways along side of you.  The canals weave and curve through the city, passing different buildings, parks and bridges.  Well, now is your chance!

The 2nd Annual Providence Paddle Battle benefits Clean Ocean Access, a nonprofit organization concerned with safety, cleanliness and open access of the ocean and coastlines with a primary focus on Rhode Island. Clean Ocean Access formed in 2006 and represents a general interest of the community to protect, maintain and preserve the environment of today, for tomorrow and future generations to allow us to continue to enjoy ocean activities. Please visit www.cleanoceanaccess.org for more information.

The Providence Paddle Battle is a stand up paddle board race that starts and finishes in the beautiful Seekonk River, at Gano Park in Providence, RI. The race will start at the Gano Park Boat Ramp, which is a brand new public access location and was opened in May 2014.  The long and short courses will both head into the heart of the city, paddling through the hurricane barrier, past the Hot Club and into the Providence River.  Once the turn buoy is reached, you will paddle back out of the city and then return past India Point.  The long course will continue on, heading north under the iconic Crook Point Bascule bridge, into the Seekonk River for a few miles before reaching the second turn buoy and heading back.

There's never been a race venue quite like this.  The idea has been in the works for some time now and we are thrilled to make this a reality.  Come meet other New England paddlers, support a great cause, paddle in a very unique area and put your paddling skills to the test!
7:00AM - 8:30AM Registration and Check-In

8:45AM - Race Meeting

9:00AM - Long Course Race Start

9:10AM - Short Course Race Start

12:00PM-2:00PM - Awards, Raffle & Music

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Julie Mott2SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Michael Moloney5SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Julia Magliano8SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Genii Rutherford9SUP Surfboard18+Girl
John Mizzi11SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Amy Tyrrell12SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Scott Tyrrell13SUP 12'6"18+Guy
Larry Hall14SUP 12'6"18+Guy
Katie Crow16SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Matthew Crow17SUP 14'18+Guy
John Loughnane18SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Derek Richard20SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Rachael Albanese21SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Lindsey Matchett22SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Sarah Preece26SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Jane Tucker27SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Megan Iverson28SUP Surfboard17 and UnderGirl
Mona Barbera30SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Cleveland Bigelow Iii31SUP 14'18+Guy
Todd Cody32SUP 14'18+Guy
Dave Smith34SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Amy Lafontaine36SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Eric Cole37SUP 14'18+Guy
Bob Fitzpatrick38SUP 12'6"18+Guy
David Colantuono41SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Kara Scott42SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Rich Bird43SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Marie Sullivan44SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Maureen Sullivan45SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Lauren Wilmes47SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Christine Powers48SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Christopher Kerr49SUP 12'6"18+Guy
Christina Kalinowsky51SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Mark Allio53SUP 14'18+Guy
Brendan Prior54SUP 12'6"18+Guy
Peter Colella55SUP 12'6"18+Guy
Marielle Yost56SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Rachel Powers57SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Caitlin Marcoux59SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Judy Pope60SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Kelly Bates62SUP 12'6"18+Girl
Brett Currier65SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Tyler Currier66SUP 12'6"17 and UnderGuy
Karen Alence67SUP Surfboard18+Girl
Michael Painter68SUP 14'18+Guy
Paul Obrien71SUP Surfboard18+Guy
Mike Navarra1SUP 14'AllGuy
Nancy Curran3SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Robbie Pearson4SUP 14'AllGuy
Benjamin Blackett6SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Kim Reilly7SUP 14'AllGirl
Vicky Lowe10SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Evelyn O'doherty15SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Michael Brunton19SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Robert Gerl23SUP 14'AllGuy
Jonathan Bischof24SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Mark Preece25SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Eric Farber29SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jack Egan33SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Sandra Dowd35SUP 14'AllGirl
Bob Arnot39SUP 14'AllGuy
Gregg Behlman40SUP 14'AllGuy
Cpt Wilmes46SUP UnlimitedAllGuy
Bill Zinser50SUP 14'AllGuy
Al Simmons52SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Burr Tupper58SUP 14'AllGuy
Stephen Bates61SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Travis Hayes63SUP 14'AllGuy
Michelle Currier64SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Michael Nunnery69SUP UnlimitedAllGuy
Mike Kirk70SUP 14'AllGuy
Patrick Broemmel72SUP 14'AllGuy
Eric Trudon73SUP 14'AllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Please keep an eye on our website, www.providencepaddlebattle.com, or on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/paddlefitnessri, for any changes and updated information.

Directions From the North

From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 20 to merge onto US-6 E toward Interstate 195/East Providence/Cape Cod. Continue onto I-195 E/US-6 E.  Take Exit 2 for India Street toward Gano Street.  Keep left at the work, follow signs for Gano Street.  Turn left onto India.  After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Gano Street.  Next, turn right onto E Transit Street.  The boat launch and dock will be at the end of E Transit Street.

Directions From the South

From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 19 to merge onto I-195 E/US-6 E toward E Providence/Cape Cod.  Take Exit 2 for India Street toward Gano Street.  Keep left at the work, follow signs for Gano Street.  Turn left onto India.  After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Gano Street.  Next, turn right onto E Transit Street.  The boat launch and dock will be at the end of E Transit Street.


The boat launch and dock at Gano Park offers free parking.  Parking can be limited in the summer months so it's recommended to get there early or carpool if possible.


Aug 30, 2015


Providence, RI