Battle on the Bay Galveston

Welcome to the first annual Battle on the Bay hosted by Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club in cooperation with our partner, Moody Gardens. Dragon Boat racing has a long, rich history dating back more than 2500 years to the Guangdong Province in Southern China. In the modern era it is a sport that takes the idea of teamwork to its highest level. Teams consisting of up to 22 members, train to work together to reach the finish line first. It’s also one of the fastest growing sports.

Stand-up paddling and kayak / canoe racing, although more recent, has a strong following as well. It has been reported that stand-up paddling is one of the most popular activities among first-time participants. What many do not realize is that SUP, kayaking and dragon boat activities share much of the same technique and mechanics.

With the combined forces of Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club, we are excited to bring both paddling disciplines to one great event: Battle on the Bay, held at Moody Gardens! We’ve taken our first-hand experience and input from fellow participants to put together an event like no other! This truly will be a paddling event run by paddlers!


AWARD CATEGORIES

10K SUP 14' mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (open class age 18-49)
10K SUP 12’6” mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (open class age 18-49)

10K SUP Legends mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (age 50+, board sizes combined)
10K SUP Prone - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (gender & age class combined)
10K SUP Juniors - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (age 14-17, board sizes & genders combined)

5K SUP 14' mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (open class age 18-49)
5K SUP 12’6” mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (open class age 18-49)
5K SUP (Under 12'6") Surfstyle - mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (open class age 18-49

5K SUP Legends mens / womens - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (age 50+, board sizes combined)
5K SUP Prone - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (gender & age class combined)  
5K SUP Juniors - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (age 14-17, board sizes & genders combined)

5K Kayaks (recreational) / Canoes - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined)
5K OC1 - 
1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined) 
5K OC2 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined) 
5K SURFSKI - 
1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined) 
5K SEAKAYAK - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined) 

10K OC1 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined)
10K OC2
 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined)
10K SURFSKI - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined)
10K SEAKAYAK - 1st, 2nd, 3rd  (all ages & genders combined)

Sup / Kayak Race:
Distance: 5K & 10K
Description: 5K and 10K races will be at different times. SUP and Kayak Paddlers can enter both races (SUP / Kayak & Dragon Boat) with dual registrations. SUP and Kayak competitors will start each race at the same time. 

Dragon Boat Race:
Distance: 400m flag catching
Description: Competitors will be racing in traditional Hong Kong -style dragon boats, charging down the course to a flag catching finish! Dragon boat paddlers can enter both races (SUP / Kayak & Dragon Boat) with dual registrations.

SPRINT RACE: SUP & DRAGON BOAT
Distance: 400m
Description: (Free Race to all registered competitors) Final race is the Battle on the Bay’s sprint race. After the main events are over, It will be time to have a little fun with a bonus race. We’ll gather up some of the registered participants from the day or participants can choose their teams. Each boat will contain a pre-determined mixed ratio of dragon boat paddlers and SUP/Paddle craft participants. We’ll round up the teams, push them off into the water and then watch as each crew unites and battles the other challengers to take the win! 

7:00am -7:30am : Dragon boat checkin 
7:30am - 9:00am : SUP / Kayak Registration open / Packet-pickup
7:30am - 8:00am : Dragon boat captains meeting
8:00am - 9:00am : First heat dragon boat races
9:00am - 9:30am : Cancer Survivors Carnation Ceremony
9:30am - 9:45am : Welcome ceremony / Safety Briefing / National Anthem
10:00am - 11:00am : 5K SUP and KAYAK races
11:00am - 12:00pm : Second heat dragon boat races
12:00pm - 1:00pm  : 10k SUP and KAYAK races
1:00pm - 2:00pm    : Final heat dragon boat races
2:00pm - 2:30pm    : Battle on the Bay Race 
2:30pm - 3:00pm    : Awards / Closing Ceremony


08/25/2017 - Friday - Packet PickUp / Registration - MOODY GARDENS
If you want to avoid the “rush” of Saturday morning, you can come out to Moody Gardens_ on Friday, AUG 25 and pick up your race packet or do on-site SUP / Kayak registration! You can also encourage your friends and family members to register “on-site” here.  Come out and mingle with some locals & competitors! Open water for Dragon Boat practices and SUP / kayak practices from 4pm-7pm.


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Leigh Ann Hebert2SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Gregg Barre3SUP Under 12'6"Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Paul Tolon4SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Hrubant5SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Michael Williams6SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Ethel Darwin7SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Jeanne Neusetzer8SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Dave Koplin9SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Scott Sieffert15SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Don Holley19SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Raynald Mercado22SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Jim Roos23SUP 12'6"Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Justin Woo24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jim Berry25SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Yumi Liu28SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Morris Paillet30Prone (All)18-49Guy
Rebekah Owen31SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Girl
Julien Cherry-owen32SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Chris Clodfelter1SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Mark Hrubant5SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Dave Koplin9SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Rich Stewart11SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kurt Nielsen16SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Emmye Cherry20SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
Mitch Cherry21SUP 14'Legends (50 yrs. and older)Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Duangchai Intalek14Surfski SingleAllAll
Denise Middleton17OC-1AllAll
Angie Fealy18OC-1AllAll
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Matthew Murphy10Surfski SingleAllAll
Robin Lashway12Surfski SingleAllAll
Peter Tupker13Surfski SingleAllAll
Derek Sutherland26Sea KayakAllAll
Luis Perez27OC-1AllAll
David Jacobs29Sea KayakAllAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


When:

Aug 26, 2017

Where:

Galveston, TX