Come join the Florida Competition Paddlers Association for the
42nd Annual Crisp Park Race at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 17,
2018. This free race has long and short
course options and is open to all paddle craft.
Registration begins at 8am and the race starts promptly at
9:30 am. This is
one of the original FCPA races that is still going strong. Long course paddlers will compete on an “out
and back” for a total distance of approximately 12 miles. The short course is also “out and back” for a
total distance of approximately 6 miles.
Course details can be found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TKNZl5xPvNdDhPO92
There will be a potluck picnic after the race. Please bring your lawn chairs and a dish to
Crisp Park is a 4.8-acre facility operated by the St.
Petersburg Parks and Recreation Dept.
The park features a playground, picnic shelter, two boat ramps and
restrooms. More information can be found
Location: Crisp Park, 37th Ave. NE. and Poplar St. NE., St.
Petersburg, Florida 33704
Registration: All competitors must register on-site
8-9am. Online preregistration via
PaddleGuru or Facebook is appreciated and will help us anticipate the number of
Start: 9:30 am
POC: John Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org
The FCPA was formed in 1976 to coordinate and promote the
sport of canoe and kayak racing in Florida.
The FCPA hosts approximately fourteen free recreational races across the
state of Florida each year. To be
eligible for the annual points championship, you must be an FCPA member which
costs $10 annually. FCPA members receive
a free meal at the awards banquet and a monthly email newsletter which contains
a race schedule, race results, articles written by members and member
FCPA races are very high-stake affairs, with expensive
ribbons awarded to winners in each division.
Annual points champions are awarded a coveted T-shirt during the annual
meeting/awards banquet (following the Silver Springs Race) in December. Divisions are established using the USCA
age/gender designations and the following boat classifications:
Paddle while standing – Paddleboard
Paddle while sitting:
With two-blade paddle – Kayak
With single-blade paddle – Canoe
or Highkneel Canoe – Unlimited Canoe
NOTE – All participants are responsible for carrying safety
equipment required by law.