The Cape to Cape Paddle Event benefits the DESATNICK Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to help those living with Spinal Cord Injury in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.
Parking will be located at the Cape May Terminal's "Walk On Passenger Lot" on the West side of the CMLF Facility. Participants will load their boards in bags into the transportation vehicles. All participants will then walk on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry from New Jersey to Delaware. After a 75 minute ride, the ferry will be docked in Lewes. Racers will assemble their equipment and launch their vessel from the public dock located on the east side of the terminal. Racers will be given a warm up period and then lined up in coordination to their board classes, and the 17 mile race will begin. Racers will be required to stay inside the diamond shape vessel/support boat flotilla for safety concerns. Because the Cape to Cape Paddle is crossing Shipping Lanes for Cargo, Commercial Fishing and Recreational Boating Areas, there is will be a STRICTLY ENFORCED halfway point at two hours and fifteen minutes (2:15), and Four and One Half hour (4:30) cut off for all paddlers. When agreeing to the rules of the event, Participants accept a 4.5 Hour Window for the paddle. Regardless of position on the course, ALL RACERS MUST CONCEDE AFTER 4.5 HOURS AND BOARD A VESSEL.
Paddlers must follow the Baymaster/starter’s instructions. Final start instructions for the Cape to Cape will be communicated formally ten minutes prior to the race start time.
The Baymaster shall be responsible for officiating the event start and finish.
Baymaster is the head official for the SUP AC racing event and has the final say in disqualification rulings, finishes and race protest filings.
The course is a straight course across the Delaware Bay from Lewes DE to Lower Twp NJ. At no time during the race may a competitor impede another competitor. Unsportsmanlike conduct/actions will result in disqualification. Any competitor failing to round all buoys will be disqualified from the race. Working as a team is what this event is all about.
All safety regulations must be followed including but not limited to wearing a leash and Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device.
0530 - Registration Cape May Ferry Terminal
0630 - Departure En Route to Lewes DE
0830 - Prone and SUP Race begins
0915 - Surfski and OC1 Race begins
1045 - Paddlers MUST be at midpoint between Cape Henlopen and Cape May
1115 / 1145 - First Competitiors Expected to finish at Queen St Beach, Cape May (500 yds East of Cape May Convention Hall)
1300 - All racers MUST concede event as per USCG requirements
1400 / 1730 - Awards and After Party Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille (Madison and Beach Avenues, Cape May)
1730 - DE/MD/VA participants will shuttle to Cape May Ferry Terminal for Depature back to Lewes DE
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