Bay Bridge Paddle



ABC Events, Inc. is proud to announce the


1st Annual Bay Bridge Paddle brought to you by


Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy!

 

Water enthusiasts of all ages and expertise are invited to join us in the first inaugural Bay Bridge Paddle, open to Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks and other paddle craft.

 

Paddling any part of the Chesapeake Bay waters is a thrilling experience and launching from Sandy Point State Park is no different. With a beautiful sandy beach on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, you are provided with expansive views overlooking the Bay Bridge.  This race will bring together all levels of paddlers to share in a day of camaraderie and fellowship. Each race will present a different experience and challenge, the bay’s shifting conditions add to the fun as racers can experience anything from flat water glides to gusty winds and unpredictable swell and tides from the wind and current.


The Elite 9 mile Crossing will challenge racers with a high level of fitness and paddling experience; racers with less experience or conditioning can enjoy the 5K Paddle or the 1.5K recreation course closer to shore.  In addition to these races, there will be other memorable events to entertain everyone, and with the generous backing of our sponsors, there will be over $7,000 in prizes and cash awarded!


All race participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and a carb-loaded breakfast to help get you energized for the race.  When you return from the race and are ready to refuel, you will also receive a complimentary delicious, fresh, healthy lunch package.  (Breakfast sponsored by Naval Bagels and lunch provided by Fresh Market)  There will be other breakfast and lunch food items for sale for all attendees during the event.

 

Celebration and awards will be held immediately following the event at Sandy Point or at convenient location nearby.


As a premier stand up paddle board sponsor for our very first Bay Bridge Paddle, Lahui Kai is offering a one-time only $200 discount on all SUP boards when you visit www.lahuikai.com and use code: BAYBRIDGELK in the promo code box.  Free shipping!  Pick up your board at Lahui Kai's local authorized distributor, Capital SUP in Annapolis, MD.

The event will benefit local charity, the Foundation for Community Betterment (www.communitybetterment.org), whose goal is to better the lives of the people in our community by doing small acts of kindness. 

 

Racing day schedule!

7:15am – 8:30am     Registration/check-in

7:30am – 8:00am     Rental Board Pickup

8:00am – 8:20am     Racer briefing

8:30am                       9M course - Kayaks and Surfski start

8:35am                       9M course -  SUPs start

8:45am                       5k course -  Kayaks and Kayak Double start

8:50am                       5k course -  SUPs start

9:00am                       1.5k course – Kayaks start

9:05am                       1.5k course – SUPs start

12:00pm                    Awards Ceremony

1:00pm                       Live music by Michael Kocher

2:00pm                       Event Ends



Please read!  Race information and logistics.

We have been busy planning Saturday's event.  To ensure a safe and fun event for all, please review the below information before joining us on Saturday at Sandy Point State Park.

Park Address - 1100 East College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD.  Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before your start time, to allow for parking, check-in, and racer briefing.

Parking - Click here for your Parking Pass.
Each participant is entitled to ONE parking pass.  Place this pass on your windshield prior to the main gate of the park.  Follow signs to EAST BEACH for the paddle event.  Cars without parking passes will be charged $5 per person by the park.

Unloading - Once you are at East Beach, you will be directed where to unload your SUP/Kayak in our unloading zone.  Please do so quickly, then follow our parking attendants as they direct you where to park.

Weather - As you know, we can not control the weather.  We will make a decision on the race Friday evening, based on forecast and predicted conditions.  We will send out an email Friday night and also post on FB if there is a change to the schedule below.  The event is rain or shine.

Schedule
7:15am - check-in begins
7:30am - rental pickup for those reserved ahead of time (no rentals day of)
8:00am - racer briefing
8:30am - 9M course - Kayaks and Surfski start
8:35am - 9M course - SUPs start
8:45am - 5k course - Kayaks and Kayak Double start
8:50am - 5k course - SUPs start
9:00am - 1.5k course - Kayaks start
9:05am - 1.5k course - SUPs start
12:00pm - Awards Ceremony
1:00pm - Live music by Michael Kocher
2:00pm - Event Ends

Waivers - Please be sure to have your signed waiver.  Participants will not be allowed to participate without a printed copy of the signed waiver.  This is an ACA requirement.  Waivers can be downloaded here (download here for Under 18 waivers).

Water Conditions and Temperature -
Although conditions can be calm, racers must be prepared for open water conditions, especially those participating in the longer courses; as you progress further from shore you may encounter increasing wind, current and wave size.  Current water temperatures are in the upper 50's to lower 60's degree range.  On Saturday, May 14, forecasts predict sunrise at 5:53 AM, Low tide at 6:39 AM, slack tide at 9:31 AM and High Tide at 12:33 PM. As always, please check the weather as you get closer to the event.
 
Equipment Guidelines -
All racers must properly wear a US Coast Guard Approved Flotation Device on their body at all times during the race and follow Coast Guard regulations for their boat type.  Paddlers must meet the American Canoe Association Essential Eligibility Criteria.    All competitors should know their capabilities and make an informed decision to paddle based on the conditions and their skill level.  Make sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and bring enough hydration and food to complete the race.  All paddlers using a paddleboard or a surfski must wear a leash; this is mandatory.  All kayakers must be able to complete a wet exit, right and re-enter their kayak and drain the vessel.  All kayaks should have securely fastened, adequate buoyancy to float the kayak horizontally if filled with water (sufficient to support a 25 pound weight in a boat full of water).  
Any kayak entered in the 9 mile race should be of sufficient length (suggested 14' or more) and performance to meet the timing cut-offs and the conditions and sit-in kayaks require a spray skirt.  Ensure you have an appropriate bailing device for your style of kayak.  Kayaks may be subject to a visual inspection and approval on race day, and any vessel that does not meet the safety requirements may be prohibited from use in the race. 

Courses and race details -
All racers will start and finish in the same area of the East Beach at Sandy Point State Park. Kayaks and surfski will start approximately 5 minutes before the paddleboarders in each race, lining up in the water parallel to the finish buoy. Paddleboarders will line up on the beach holding their paddles and boards. Please give your neighbor enough room to safely start the race.
All races will receive a notice to assemble for race start, a warning prior to the start and then a horn or siren to start the race.

Kayak and Surfski will finish between the shore and the finisher buoy with the shore on their left side. Paddleboarders will finish on shore by running through the finisher chute with paddle in hand. There will be volunteers present to catch boards and move them to shore as paddlers come into the finish.  If you can remember your number and shout it when crossing the finish line, please do so, the timers will appreciate it. Finish times are recorded for Kayaks and surfski when their bow crosses the buoy line and for paddleboarders when they cross the finish line on the beach.  Once you cross the finish line, please clear it quickly to allow the other competitors to finish unobstructed and the timers to see finisher numbers.

The 1.5K course will be closer to shore in shallower waters; paddlers will launch from East Beach and head south toward the Bay Bridge.  They will turn at the second buoy and follow the course back to finish at East Beach.

The 5K course will launch from East Beach and head south along the shoreline toward the Bay Bridge. Paddlers will stay parallel to the shore line and enter the bridge closer to shore than the 9 mile race. They will proceed west to east under the bridge and make a left side buoy turn to exit the bridge and go north to finish at East Beach.

The 9 Mile course will launch from East Beach and head south toward the Bay Bridge, entering the bridge spans further from shore than the 5K course. They will paddle west to east between the bridge spans across the bay, making a single left side buoy turn at the far end of bridge and returning east to west between the bridge spans. Paddlers will exit the bridge at the same span they entered it, making a right side turn to exit the bridge and go north to finish at East Beach.

There will be mandatory cut-off times for the 9 mile course at 3 Miles (1 Hour), 6 Miles (2 Hours) and 7.5 Miles (2.5 Hours).  Racers need to be able to complete the 9 miles course within 3 hours and all race traffic must be clear of the bridge by 12:00.  All courses and start times are subject to change based on weather conditions.   See Paddleguru for maps of the course.

Safety Information -
There will be safety boats all around the perimeter of the race zone. The Coast Guard has granted a permit that will restrict commercial and recreational boating activity from entering the racing area, including the Bay Bridge Span. There will be several different watercraft present around the race area to assist paddlers as needed.  If any paddler is in distress, they should indicate so by waving their paddle above their heads. Paddlers who see a distressed paddler should assist in the rescue of this paddler as needed and help to gain the attention of the closest safety personnel. Paddlers in distress will receive immediate assistance from the nearest support vessel.
  

Any paddler who voluntarily withdraws from the race MUST notify the nearest safety boat and provide their race number. The paddler MUST also sign out at the race tent on the beach once they are on shore.

Racers may be removed from the course due to safety issues or if they fail to meet the timed cut-offs for the race. Depending on the circumstance, including weather conditions and paddler's location, racers may be turned back to Sandy Point State Park or removed from the water.  All racers that are withdrawn from the race will be listed as DNF in race results even if the racer continues to the finish line after receiving assistance.  Racers MUST sign out at the race tent on the beach once they are on shore.

Rules / Starts and Etiquette
No paddler may interfere with another paddler. All racers must stay within the course, may not enter or exit the Bay Bridge spans outside the race course or round a buoy in the wrong direction in order to gain an advantage.

All paddlers must stay clear of all man-made and natural obstructions including the rock jetties on both sides of East Beach.  Stay far enough from shore to avoid any fishing lines in the water.  When paddling between the bridge spans, stay clear of the pilings, the current can accelerate you toward them and causes varying unstable water around their base.   Racers must not climb onto any part of the bridge structure; this will result in immediate disqualification as well as subject you to potential trespass laws.
 
Food - Breakfast and lunch is included for each racer.  In addition, bagels, donuts, and coffee are available for purchase prior to the race.  Lunch items are also available for purchase after the race.  Beer, wine, and liquor will also be available for purchase.  All food/beverage purchases are cash only. 

On the Beach - We have a TON of great raffle prizes, including SUP boards and kayaks.  Raffle tickets will be 3 tickets for $5 or 15 tickets for $20.  Proceeds from the raffle and the event go to The Foundation for Community Betterment.

Please check out our FAQ's below.

Can we register the morning of the event?
No, admission to the event is by pre-registration only.  Day of Registration is not available.


Are Paddleboard and Kayak rentals available?

Paddle boards and kayaks are no longer available for rent.

Are you sponsoring any clinics?

Yes! We are sponsoring 2 clinics.  Both clinics will be held at East Beach at Sandy Point State Park on Friday, May 13th.  

There will be an Introductory Clinic (for New to Intermediate paddlers) offered from 4pm - 6pm by Sunrise SUP and OC SUP and Fitness.  for those starting out in Stand Up Paddleboarding, this clinic will provide you with the fundamentals of Chesapeake bay paddling and useful tips and techniques to help you succeed in your race, including a preview of the race course and conditions at Sandy Point State Park.  Topics include what to expect on race day, Sandy Point course and conditions review presented by the Race Director, strategies for the Bay conditions, and overall paddling and racing fundamentals.  The clinic will be led by Dawn Ehman Marohl (Sponsored SUP Racer, SUP Yoga Instructor, Surf Swap Challenge Race Director), Kate Grove (PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, Lululemon  SUP Yoga Ambassador, SUP Yoga Instructor) and Shendan Grove (Bay Bridge Race Director, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, MASRA SUP Racer).

There will be an Intermediate Clinic from 5pm - 7pm, brought to you by Capital SUP, led by Jeramie Vaine, professional SUP athlete (CorePower Yoga 200-hour Power Yoga certified instructor, SUP Yoga Instructor and WPA Level 2 SUP Instructor).  When we head out on the water, whether it is for a training session, race, or paddle with friends, having the proper technique only adds to the enjoyment of being on the water.  If our bodies hurt or are working harder than they should be, our time on the water may be cut short.  Let this two hour, all ability level SUP technique clinic, help you add more time on the water by increasing your paddling efficiency.  Jeramie Vaine will lead you through paddle technique drills as well as dive into the anatomy of paddling to help increase your knowledge of SUP.

Do you offer any discounts on Stand Up Paddle board purchases?
As a premier stand up paddle board sponsor for our very first Bay Bridge Paddle, Lahui Kai is offering a one time only $200 discount on all SUP boards when you visit www.lahuikai.com  and use code BAYBRIDGELK in the promo code box.  Free Shipping!  Pick up your board at Lahui Kai's local authorized distributor, Capital SUP in Annapolis.


In addition, East of Maui has partnered with Naish SUP to offer a one time only discount on Naish Stand Up Paddle boards. From now until May 22nd, save $150-$200 off any Naish SUP. Just mention the Bay Bridge Paddle to receive the this very special offer. In addition, East of Maui has special pricing available all stand up accessories, and paddles until May 14th. Stop by the shop or visit us at the our booth at the race venue on race day.  East of Maui will be hosting a recreational social paddle Sunday morning from the Eastport section of Annapolis. This will be a great way to stretch out those muscles after Saturday's race, and for our out of town visitors to see beautiful downtown Annapolis from the water.


I am no longer able to participate.  Can I get a refund?

Refunds are allowed more than 10 days from the event.  We are not able to process refunds less than 10 days from the event.


Are spectators allowed at the paddle?

Spectators will be allowed in the spectator area.  There will be food/drinks available for purchase for spectators


What does my entry fee cover?

Entry fee covers cost of the race.  In addition, each racer will receive a racing tshirt, breakfast (provided by Naval Bagels) and lunch (provided by Fresh Market). 


Does it cost to park at Sandy Point State Park?

Yes, Parking is $5 per person for Maryland residents, and $7 per person for out of state residents.

 

Can anyone do the Elite Race?

The elite race is an 9 mile race for Elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge; racers should have significant experience in diverse, challenging open water weather conditions and completing long distance races. 

 

Are only Stand Up Paddle boards allowed?

No.  We have many classes for paddling, including SUP, Prone, Surfski, and Sea Kayak, depending on the particular course.

 

How much does it cost to paddle?

Bay Bridge Cost Schedule

 

Paddlers

Current

St. Patrick's Day

Mother's Day

Elite

$75.00

$85.00

$100.00

Intermediate

$55.00

$65.00

$75.00

Novice/Beginners

$35.00

$45.00

$50.00

 

What are the times of the races?

The race will take place in the morning with start times between 8:00 and 11:00 (weather dependent).  We will update these times as we finalize the schedule.


I now have a scheduling conflict.  Can I get a refund?

Refunds are allowed more than 10 days from the race. Within 10 days, there will be no refunds.  Please contact us to process your refund.


Is there transportation back from the eastern shore to Sandy Point?

The elite race is out to the eastern shore, around a bouy, and back to Sandy Point State park.  No transportation is necessary.


Is food available for purchase?

Yes.  Naval bagels will be selling bagels and cream cheese.  Krispy Kreme will be selling donuts and coffee.  Fresh Market will be selling lunch items, menu TBD.

 

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point State Park.

 

Does everyone have to race or can we also join to just paddle and be a part of the fundraising event?

We will have lots of fun land and water activities the day of the event.  We do have a novice course that anyone can paddle, it is a less stressful fun paddling experience.  We may have other board demos at the event as well, so we hope you will come out and join us!

 

Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs? 

We are currently working with sponsors and should have more information shortly.

 

Where can people buy groceries? 

Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase on-site for spectators (Breakfast and lunch is included in event price for racers).  Groceries can be purchased off-site from our sponsor, Fresh Market.

 

Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?

We recommend Country Inn & Suites in Annapolis.  They can be contacted at 410-571-6700.  They have a few rooms reserved for the Bay Bridge paddle participants at a discount rate of $159/per night for 2 nights.  Reservations must be made by May 4 and tell them that you are a Bay Bridge Paddle Participant. www.countryinns.com/annapolismd_west.

 

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

We recommend Naval Bagels and Stan and Joes as sponsors of ours.  However, there are many wonderful restaurants in the Greater Annapolis Area.

 

Where is the best coffee in town?

There are numerous coffee establishments around town.

 

Are there vendor spots available?

There are a limited number of vendor positions available.  Please contact us if you are interested.

 

Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?

The Bay Bridge Paddle will benefit the Foundation for Community Betterment and the MD Special Olympics.   http://www.communitybetterment.org/,  http://www.somd.org/

 

Who are your sponsors?

We are being sponsored by: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Comcast Spotlight, What’s up Media, Naval Bagels, Fresh Market, Champion, Ink Generation, Krispy Kreme, Capital SUP, Sunrise SUP, Mantra Fit, Auntie Anne’s, East of Maui, Country Inn & Suites

 


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Lou Mcdade900SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tim Cantor901SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tommy Buday902SUP 14'18-49Guy
Darren Crozier903Surfski Single18-49Guy
Mary Howser904SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kevin Smith906Sea Kayak50+Guy
Matt Willey907SUP 14'18-49Guy
Peter Schultz908Prone (All)18-49Guy
Sarah Minard909SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Brian Hjemvik910Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Randy Rair911SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Chris Hopkinson912SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jennifer Helfenbein913SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Josette Lata914SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steven Anderson915SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Meg Anderson916SUP 12'6"50+Girl
John Wheeler917SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Stacey Robinson918Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Ed Tankard919SUP 14'18-49Guy
Samuel Woody921Prone (All)50+Guy
Neil Macindoe922SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Lusk923Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Mark Donohue924SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rockin Rob Knickerbocker925Surfski Single18-49Guy
William Karditzas926SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Caroline Karditzas927SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Southam928Surfski Single50+Guy
Milford Marchant929SUP 14'18-49Guy
Joseph Mcmaster930SUP 14'50+Guy
Jeff Cook931SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chop Chaungoc932SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Marion Wielgosz933Sea Kayak50+Girl
Scott Cleveland934SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Rizzuto935Surfski Single50+Guy
John Rogers936Sea Kayak18-49Guy
April Wielgosz937Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Jay Schwarz938SUP 14'50+Guy
Josh Hill939SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brandon Kelly941SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mariano Daguiar942SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Howell943SUP 14'18-49Guy
Joe Davis944Surfski Single18-49Guy
Tim Burke945SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ray Vigliotti946SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Steven Mergardt947Sea Kayak50+Guy
Marcus Hurt948SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Sullivan949Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Julia Nicholls950SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Malissa Austin951SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sean Brennan952Surfski Single18-49Guy
Andrew Dima953SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erik Kauffman954SUP 14'18-49Guy
Allie Smith955SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kate Dowling956SUP 12'6"50+Girl
April Zilg957SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jason Phipps958SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Christopher Norman959SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Beausang960SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rowan Sampson961Surfski Single50+Guy
Dawn Ehman962SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Julie Coyle963SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Kevin Rawls964SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Willey965SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brooke Donlon966SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Bryan Barton967SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Fielding Pagel968SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rich Price969SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ron Gossard970SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brian Meyer971SUP 14'18-49Guy
Wyatt Everhart972SUP 14'18-49Guy
Justin Markel973SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jeramie Vaine974SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brien Jones-lantzy975Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Ryan Matthews976Prone (All)18-49Guy
Chris Lee977SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cindy Eisele978SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Bobby Frey979Prone (All)18-49Guy
Mark Nelson980SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tommy Price982Surfski Single18-49Guy
Lindsay Cook983SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Brian Schmid984SUP 14'18-49Guy
Scott Jorss985SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Mike Dant986SUP 14'50+Guy
Attila Buday987SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kevin Haigis988SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Costanzo989Surfski Single18-49Guy
Matt Nunnally990Surfski Single18-49Guy
Robert Bowman991SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Joe Ward993SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tricia Gadsden994SUP 14'18-49Girl
Chris Racine995Prone (All)18-49Guy
Matthew Nacy996SUP 14'50+Guy
Ashton Williamson997SUP 14'50+Guy
Michael Willey998SUP 14'18-49Guy
Abbey Sangmeister999Prone (All)18-49Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Finbarr Clancy15Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Kirsten Murphy300SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jennifer Cherrey301SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Andrea Melbourne302SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Geno Giordano303SUP 14'50+Guy
Julie Taylorson304SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tammy Callender305SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Stephanie Bianco306SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Caryn Brookman308SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mike Petrella310SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Erin Benson311SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Carol Kositz312Sea Kayak50+Girl
John Scarry313SUP 14'18-49Guy
Amber Warrington314SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Deborah Salons315SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Celeste Linthicum316SUP 14'50+Girl
Stefanie Nueslein317SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Richard Nueslein318SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Amanda Carletti319SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Madelyn Koerber320SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Eleanor Demuth321SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Sara Rair322SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Elizabeth Bartlett323SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Johanna Xecominos324SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Tracy Rosencrance325SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Greg Smith326SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Halley Smith327SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Beth Paquette328SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Patrick Williams329SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jenn Williams330SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Michael Kessel331SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Katie Kolarek332SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jennifer Parks333SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Ripkin334SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Sherry Sullivan335SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Taylor Baldwin336SUP 14'U17Girl
Laura Thurston337SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Montana Blum338SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Mccarthy339SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Moria Nisbet340SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Nicole Callender341SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Katie Bacon342SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Michele Neel343SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Basil Tydings344Prone (All)18-49Guy
Kimmie Eubanks344Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Charlie Martel345SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Meghan Bourne346SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Matt Neel347SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Grorge Norberg349SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Ryan Fleishell350Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Sandy Hoag351SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Leah Burman352SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Kathryn Heflin353Sea Kayak50+Girl
Sandy Janniche354SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Amy Taylor355SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jackie Koehn356Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Diane Gainey357Sea Kayak50+Guy
Mike Gainey358Sea Kayak50+Guy
Todd Bruner359SUP 14'18-49Guy
Colin Wilkinson360SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Heather Tranquill362SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Tina Thomas363SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kate Clarke364SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Mere Grim365SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Christopher Shumaker366SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Truc Brown367Sea Kayak50+Girl
Colleen Gresham368Sea Kayak50+Girl
David Gresham369Sea Kayak50+Guy
Suanne Burgos370Sea Kayak50+Girl
Beth Jones371Sea Kayak50+Girl
Fiona Goodwin, Johanna White372Sea Kayak Double18-49Girl
Peggy Crane373Sea Kayak50+Girl
Catherine Ebersberger374Sea Kayak50+Girl
Jen Dornbush375Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Pamela Leclair376SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Katherine Brown377Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Eduardo Salazar, Sherri Matthews378Sea Kayak Double18-49Guy
Amy Vance379SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jessica Cades380Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Linda Stemmy381Sea Kayak50+Girl
Thomas Stemmy382Sea Kayak50+Guy
Gregory Mcnew383Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Kacey Mullan384SUP 14'18-49Girl
Brandt Green385SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kerry Fairweather386SUP 14'18-49Girl
Scotty Scott387SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Julie Santoboni388SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sara Mullan389SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jack Ballard392SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Andrea Heinlein393SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jason Boos394SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Kimberley Russell395Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Stephanie Yourik396SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tiffany Pierce397Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Jason Jankoski398Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Micalla Mikus399SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Madeline Kikola400Sea Kayak50+Girl
Brian Lounsberry401SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrea Palmisano402Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Kelli Webster, Catherine Ebersberger403Sea Kayak Double18-49Girl
Carole Miller404SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Megan Miller405SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kathryn Miller406SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sue Cox407Sea Kayak50+Girl
Kelsey Marotta409SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Cristian Munoz410SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Natalie Brookman411SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mandy Sullivan412SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Sean Sullivan413SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Sam Camuso414Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Nancy Perkins415SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Suzanne Croskey416Sea Kayak50+Girl
Holly Nowicki417Sea Kayak18-49Girl
Melanie Thomas418SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kenna Oseroff419SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Brenda Norman420SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Drew Cherba, Kendra Cherba421Sea Kayak Double18-49Guy
Bunty Chea422SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Dusty Rood423SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Chris Lamy424SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Heather Luczkowski426SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Melissa White427SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Brad Benna428SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Laurie Bond429SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Travis Loop430SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Shelley Hillyer431SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Cesar Durano432SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Alex Gacayan433SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Hannah Richardson434SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Crispin Blamphin435SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Robert Hamilton436SUP 14'50+Guy
Julie Borsetti437SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Laura Burton438SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lisa Parker439SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Steven Biondi440SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jess Mastriana441SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tyler Reed442SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
William Pyne443SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Alicia Shea444SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Janelle Kellison, Keith Kellison445Sea Kayak DoubleU17Girl
Stephen Hazzard446SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Sarah Nelson447SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jeanna Bunting448SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tommy Luc449SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Chris Warner450SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jodi Reeves451SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Candice Hill452SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kate Grove453SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Erin Kundolf454SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mackenzie Rawls455SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Teresa Byrnes456SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Natalie Miller457SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Dana Gregory458SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jeffrey Regis459SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrew Miller460SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jessica Morgan461SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Michelle Scott462SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Carrie Hamorsky463SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kara Curl464SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Meredith Brandt465SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Bob Ludke466SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Eileen Kurtz467SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Charlie Bauer468SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lindsey Bauer469SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Mike Higgins470SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Max Singer471SUP 14'18-49Guy
Teresa Plitt472SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Utaw Cook473SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Sandra Niedzwiecki474SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jd Baudean475SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Glen Buchanan477SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tyler Grove478SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Tracy Mulvihill479SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Katie Goodwin480SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Sanfacon481SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Carleen Birnes482SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Milton Tuttle Jr483SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bobby Bramble484SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Cliff Willey485SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Mike Clarke486SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Katie Marchant487SUP 12'6"U17Girl
John Richardson488SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Garrett Connell489SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matthew Mcintyre490SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Earl Blackwell491SUP 14'50+Guy
Andrew Wright492SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Bridget Lanahan493SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tyler Walker494SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Oliver Leinemann495Sea Kayak50+Guy
Andrew Mergen496SUP 14'50+Guy
Vanessa Peregrim497SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Sonia Montes De Oca498SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Erica Baker499SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Laury Parramore500SUP 14'50+Girl
Mark Saunders501SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rebecca Trapp503SUP 14'18-49Girl
Nathan Cmiel504SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Robin Anderson505Sea Kayak50+Girl
Will Faison506SUP 14'18-49Guy
Alexander Soulas544SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jo Dee Kellison545Sea Kayak50+Girl
Ginna Quinn546SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Scott Cooper547SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Courtney Clarke548SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Dyani Frye549SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
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Jane Dawber100SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Nina Brackman101SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Kimann Schwartz102SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Jaime Davis103SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Heather Calvert104SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Sue Allan105SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Jess Ritchey106SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Michelle Simpson107SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Christin Wade108SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Amy Reed109SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Erika Zarfoss110SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Jennifer Kaline111Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Clare Maier112SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Kevin Morton113SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Buffy Pyle-liberto114SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Austin Rust115SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Brittany Percich116SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Mixed
Mary Croker117SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Mixed
Pam Sanders118Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Blair Willey119SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Louise Kehoe120SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Cindy Edson121SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Jessica Smack122SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Kathryn Woodruff123SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Thomas Duffy124Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Guy
Therese Duffy125Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Patty Masemer126Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Keith Masemer127Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Guy
Connie Groah128SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Tricia Rupert129SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)All
David Rupert130SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)All
Rebecca Matchett131SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Jenny Keuleman132SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Tricia Murray133SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Cindy Murphy134SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Catrell Thomas135SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)All
Mark Murphy136Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Adrienne Dilaimy137SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Coral French138SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Lilly French139Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Angela Vincent140SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)All
Hope Gerstler141SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Tyler Hill142Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Susanne Johnson143SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Lori Lucenius144Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)All
Stephanie Diniz145SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Lindsey Alexander146SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Katie Sohl147SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Craig Daughtery148SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Laurie Westling149SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Lisa Johnson151SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Alan Chaney152SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Melissa Little153SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Lisa Najafi154Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Polly Kramarsic155SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Natalie Kyte156SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Karen Greene157Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Girl
Courtney Howell158SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Amanda Culton159SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Deniz Baykan160SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Suzanne Martin161SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Kelly Blackburn162SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Lisa Davis163SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Kristy Dameron164SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Johanna Bergenholtz165SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)All
Steve Viscarra, Gail Boynton166Sea Kayak DoubleOpen (All Ages)Girl
Melissa Strege167SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Steven Strege168SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Reiss Mk169SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Tom Hansen170SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Jason Druckenmiller171SUP 14'Open (All Ages)All
Sean Finter172Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)All
Rhys Finter173Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)All
Jason Jelicich174SUP 14'Open (All Ages)All
Corie Stewart175SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Amanda Pilkerton176SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Kim Drucis177SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Connor Drucis178SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Gregg Hallock179Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Kimberly Adams180SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Kathy Jones181SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Teng Vang182Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)All
Naweena Dusadeekul183Sea KayakOpen (All Ages)All
Larry Levan, Lila Levan184Sea Kayak DoubleOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Shondra Lichtenberg185SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Jill Critcher186SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
David Critcher187SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Brian Hodge189SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Laura Moore190SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Robert Dougherty191SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Paige Dougherty192SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Mixed
Christine Cots193SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Lauren Grove194SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Maggie Grove195SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Sarah Fales196SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Cindy Drummond198SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Matt Abel199SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Candice Bothun200SUP 14'Open (All Ages)All

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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Elite 9 Mile Bay Crossing:



This is a 9 mile race for Elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge; racers should have significant experience in diverse, challenging open water weather conditions and completing long distance races.   

Paddlers can expect to see varying wave, tide and wind conditions which may increase as they proceed further from shore and cross the center of the bay.  This course is expected to take up to 2.5 hours and is open to racing class paddle craft suitable for the conditions (no recreational SUP or Kayaks, all kayakers must be able to perform a wet exit).  A US Coast Guard Approved Flotation Device and a Leash are required for all racers.


Based on Coast Guard requirements for crossing the shipping channel, there will be mandatory cut-off times for this course at 3 Miles (1 Hour) , 6 Miles (2 Hours) and 7.5 Miles (2.5 Hours).  Racers need to be able to complete the 9 miles course within 3 hours.


Racers will launch from Sandy Point State Park East Beach and turn South toward the Bay Bridge.  They will make a left side buoy turn to enter the bridge spans and proceed West to East across the bay staying between the two bridge spans.  Racers will make a left side buoy turn at the Eastern shore buoy and return on the same course, making a right side buoy turn at the 7.5 mile marker to exit the bridge and paddle North to finish at East Beach.  

Paddleboarders will start and finish on the beach (paddlers must cross the finish line with paddle in hand), kayaks and surfski will have a water start and finish line just off the beach area.

In the event of excessively high winds or currents that result in unfit conditions for a bay crossing, the course will be modified to keep the racers on the Western shore near Sandy Point State Park; racers will complete a modified paddling course that will prove challenging but does not take them into the deeper waters of the Bay.


5K Paddle:


 

The 5K course is for intermediate to advanced paddlers that want to challenge themselves in bay conditions.  Paddlers can expect to see varying current, tide and wind conditions.  This course is expected to take up to 75 minutes to complete, depending on conditions, your paddle craft and level of experience.  A  US Coast Guard Approved Flotation Device and a Leash are required for all racers, and all kayakers must be able to perform a wet exit.

Racers will launch from Sandy Point State Park East Beach and turn south toward the Bay Bridge.  They will make a left side buoy turn to enter the bridge spans and proceed west to east staying between the two bridge spans.  Racers will make a left side buoy turn at the second buoy under the bridge to exit and then paddle north to finish at East Beach.  The course layout may be modified depending on the weather conditions the day of the race. 

Paddleboarders will have a beach start and finish (paddlers must cross the finish line with paddle in hand), kayaks will have a water start and finish line just off the beach area.


1.5K Paddle:



For less experienced paddlers or those that want a more casual experience, the 1.5K course is a great way to experience the race atmosphere without the pressure of a longer, more challenging course.  A  US Coast Guard Approved Flotation Device and a Leash are required for all racers, and all kayakers must be able to perform a wet exit.


Racers will launch from Sandy Point State Park East Beach, make a right shoulder turn to head south toward the Bay Bridge.  They will make a left side turn at the second buoy and follow the course back to finish at East Beach.  The course layout may be modified depending on the weather conditions the day of the race. 


Paddleboarders will have a beach start and finish (paddlers must cross the finish line with paddle in hand), kayaks will have a water start and finish line just off the beach area.

Bay Bridge Paddle
5/14/2016 

Sandy Point State Park, East Beach
1100 East College Pkwy
Annapolis, Maryland   
United States

When:

May 14, 2016

Where:

Annapolis, MD