Battle on the Blueway 2018

The Battle on the Blueway will be held June 9th, on the Calusa Blueway in Fort Myers Beach, FL.  This sanctioned WPA points event will feature two distance races (7 mile, 2 mile), a kids' and Special Olympic race, a demo day, vendors displaying paddle merchandise, and non profits displaying nature / history materials and artifacts. This is a family oriented event with a festival atmosphere that brings paddling and Florida's native wildlife and Calusa heritage together. Benefiting Lee County Special Olympics.  All vessels welcome.

June 8th

- 6:30 - 9:30 PM Packet Pickup / Social at Point Ybel Brewing.  

- Racers will receive on free Paddle Hard Pale Ale brewed for race.

-Please pick up your packet, shirt, and swag bag tonight.  We will start on time on Saturday. 

June 9th (Saturday)

- 7:30 AM-8:00 AM Check in

- 8:30 AM Racer’s Meeting

- 9:00 AM Ron Jon Pro 7 Mile Race and Open Class - (Kayaks, OC's, surf-skis, prone) Start

- 9:05 AM Body Glove 2 Mile Race and Open Class - (Kayaks, OC's, surf-skis, prone) Start

- 9:00-2:00 PM Demo Day

- 10:45 Special Olympic / Calusa Kids Races

- 11:00 AM - Lunch - will be made by Bobby's Bangin' BOB-B-QUE

- 1:00 PM - Awards (On-Site)

 * Raffle Prizes Throughout The Day (Benefiting Special Olympics)

- 6:30 PM - 10 PM After party at  Pete's Time Out- Live music and free drink and discounted food for racers and volunteers.


Sponsors:

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Body Glove

Best Western Plus Beach Resort

WPA

SWFL SUP CLUB

SUP Magazine

Canoe & Kayak

Holiday Water Sports

YOLO Board Adventure

Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel 

Kalb Ironworks

Hoo-rag

Pete's Timeout

Point Ybel

Estero River Outfitters

CGT Kayaks, Inc.

Planet Fitness

MTI life jackets

The Great Calusa Blueway

Futures Fins

Hornet Watersports

YOLO

College of Life Foundation

Riviera Paddlesurf

Water Native

Florida Paddling Trails Association

Gulf to Bay Standup Paddleboards

Benefitting:

Special Olympics Florida - Lee County Stand Up Paddle Team

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Main Event Race Layout for Saturday, June 10th:


Ron Jon Pro - 7 Mile, will be 3 laps (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

Body Glove - 2 Mile, 1 lap (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

 7 Mile Open (All vessels - OC's, surfskis, kayaks, prone) - will be 3 laps (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

2 Mile Open (All vessels) - will be 1 lap (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)  


Please read below:

*All racers are required to have a PFD and leash on board or wear approved PFD while racing in this event. Kids ages 13 and under are required to wear PFD at all times on the water.

*Due to dangerous weather conditions, the organizers of the Battle on the Blueway, can postpone the race or cancel it at anytime.  

The Battle On The Blueway SUP Race will be held at the following location:
Crescent Beach Family Park Link:  
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crescent+Beach+Family+Park/@26.45245,-81.954829,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2af1b340ca16119b

Race Site Layout: Sponsor/Vendor Area:



Race Day - 6:30 am - 7am - Unloading Area:
There will be an area to unload your gear off of Estero Blvd. 
(Volunteers will be at these areas to help)





*Parking is across the street and normal rates range from $5-$10 per day.

When:

Jun 9 to Jun 10, 2018

Where:

Fort Myers Beach, FL