Battle on the Bay Galveston

*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
Posted:  9/29/2017 @ 1500
You can still register on site!  Come to Moody Gardens today between 5-7pm to pick up your packet or register for any of the races.


DUE TO TROPICAL STORM HARVEY 
POSTED: 8/23/2017 - 11:06 AM
*OFFICIAL* 
We know you have been anxiously waiting and again, we appreciate everyone's patience.

First, if you had previously booked through the Battle on the Bay discount code, as of yesterday, the Moody Gardens Hotel has cancelled all reservations. There will be no need for you to call in and do so. 


After much coordination with Moody Gardens, the Moody Gardens Hotel and all those involved, we are happy to announce that the new date for Battle on the Bay will be Saturday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017! You will need to reserve your hotel rooms again. Room rates will be identical as before. We will be issued a new direct online link shortly to post up on the Battle on the Bay website, or you can call 1-888-388-8484 directly and give the discount code: Battle on the Bay.


Again, thank you very much for your patience and support. We see the comments that you have posted, and it has motivated the staff even more to quickly set up a new date. We also know that the new date may not work for some of you, and for that we apologize. We hope that you can join us again in the future. As for those who will, hey... we just gave you some extra practice time! 


The staff and crew would like to send a big thanks to Moody Gardens and the hotel for doing all they can to help us reset the event. All the same plans are in place and ready to go for September 30th! As far as we're concerned, Harvey may have thrown us a punch, but Battle on the Bay is standing strong and swinging back!

Please be safe these next few day as we weather the storm!

Battle on the Bay Staff and Crew


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


09/29/2017 - 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, Sept. 29 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 5pm-7pm.


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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


When:

Sep 30, 2017

Where:

Galveston, TX