Florida Cup 2014

Join us for the return of the championship paddleboard racing in Tampa Bay. This race will highlight the best paddling conditions in Florida. The Florida Cup will challenge participants in the gulf and the intercoastal waters. There will be races for the elite paddlers, recreational enthusiasts, and kids. As a championship event it will draw contestants from across the United States.  We will also have Jenny Kalmbach from Hawaii in town for a clinic! Racers will receive a Florida Cup Tshirt.
Races - 10 Mile Elite Presented by Starboard
3 Mile Recreational
1 Mile Fun Paddle
1/4 Kids Race Presented by KM
See more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/239081196249412/

We are excited to have you participate in this year’s Florida Cup. In order to get the most out of the weekend and make your race as great as possible, please read all of this email. We will revise and refine it during the week and send an update on Thursday, but here is what you need to know-

Checklist of Stuff to bring-
PFD (Mandatory!)
Board
Paddle
Sunscreen and hat
Water!
Money for Parking, drinks at the beach bar, raffle tix

Here is the complete schedule-

Friday
3pm - Jenny Kalmbach Clinic at Suncoast Surf Shop
5-7pm Board Drop at the Alden Conference Room
6:30pm – Check In and Movie Night at Suncoast Surf Shop, 9841 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Check in and get your race number and swag, watch Destination 3 Degrees with Jenny Kalmbach. Hosted by Naish. Mexican dinner for racers. Bring a lawn chair and hang out.

Saturday
6:45-7:45am Board Drop and Shuttle Alden Beach Resort, 5900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
7-8:15am Check In on the beach Behind the Alden
8:30 – Captains Meeting
9:00 – Elite Start
9:15 – Open Start
11:00 – Kids Race
Noon – Hands Across the Sand
12:10 – Lunch
1:00 - Awards and Raffle
6:00 – Stoke Radio After Party at Gators with a killer reggae band, Spy v Spy

Sunday
10am - Jenny Kalmbach Clinic at Suncoast Surf Shop

How to make your race day the most fun and enjoyable.
1. Come check in at Suncoast Surf Shop Friday night. Avoid race day lines, get your number and swag Friday night, then on Saturday all you need to do is get inked and get your timing chip.
2. Friday Night Board Drop at the Alden from 5-7. We will keep it in the conference room. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS!
3. If you can’t come on Friday night. COME EARLY ON SATURDAY MORNING! This is a BIG race, give yourself and our staff plenty of time to check you in.
4. Take a clinic. Jenny Kalmbach is one of the world’s best and it is a unique chance to learn from the best.
5. If you haven’t paid, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE update your registration and pay online.

Race Day Morning Procedure
Parking
Parking on the beach is always tough. There is no parking at the Alden! Here are your options.
1. Board Drop Procedure-Come between 6:45 and 7:30 and drop your board at the Alden. You will be able to pull down the North side of the hotel to very back and our team of board sherpas will take your board to the beach for you. Pull out and go park-
a. $15 Parking directly across the street (pay the lot attendant)
b. Drive a 8/10 mile south to the municipal lot (Gulf Blvd and 46th) We have shuttle vans to bring you back to the Alden (727) 217-6935. Bring some money to pay for metered parking and the drivers are working for tips!
2. Park at the Muni Lot and paddle up.
3. Park at the Upham Beach lot (a half mile north) and paddle down.

Check In
1. Come to the Check In table on the beach. Get your number and your lunch ticket.
2. If you have not prepaid, have cash or a check. NO CREDIT CARDS ON RACE DAY. If you want to pay by card, do it on Paddle Guru before the race. Exact change is appreciated.
3. If you were one of the early registrants you will get a jersey. If you registered later you will get a Tervis Water Bottle. If your race number is higher than 130 you will get a Tervis or tshirt based on availability. You do not get a choice. 
4. Get marked with your number.
5. Pick up your timing chip.

Captain’s Meeting.
1. Be on time for the Captain’s Meeting-- 8:30am
2. We will review the courses and directions
3. We are racing under WPA Rules. Make sure you check them out.http://worldpaddleassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2014-WPA-SUP-RACING-RULEBOOK_1-14.pdf

Race Starts
1. We respect your time and have a reputation for starting on time! Elite Race start is scheduled for 9:00am
2. Both races will be beach starts.
3. The Open Race will start shortly after the Elite Race.
4. There will be a short blast to mark come to the line.
5. The next blast will start the race and will be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes after the first blast.

Race Finish
1. Paddle up to the beach. A board Sherpa will grab your board. You keep your paddle.
2. Run through the finish arch with your paddle.
3. Electronic timing will capture your result when you cross the mat.
4. Return your timing chip or you will have to pay for it.

Lunch
1. You will get a lunch ticket when you check in.
2. We will have extra lunch tickets for sale.
3. No ticket=no lunch.

Awards
1. Trophies will be awarded to all of largest categories represented on race day. (and I wont know until race day who that is)

Post Race
1. You can paddle back to the lot you parked in.
2. We will have the shuttle service ready to take you back and your can pick up your board where you dropped it in the morning. USE THE SAME ROUTE FOR EXIT.
3. Hang out and ride the mechanical Bull Shark.
4. Epic Post Race party at Gators on the Pass at 6pm courtesy of Stoke Radio.

Chris Aguilar is going to be in town filming the event and telling the story of Paddle Addict, Inc. If you are a person who has used paddling to help beat an addiction, we would like to hear your story. We are respectful of confidentiality and can honor your privacy. Let me know if you are interested in talking with Chris about your experience.

Any proceeds from the race go to benefit Paddle Addict, Inc. a non-profit that helps people in recovery from addiction through water sports activities.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Catherine Uden71AllOpen (All Ages)All
Russ Cheatham154AllOpen (All Ages)All
Jenny Hall189AllOpen (All Ages)All
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Evey Hammond2SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Keith Beam5SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jason Meehan6SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jennifer Crews8SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Edimar Luque12SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Gabriela Castro14SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ronald Reyes15SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Gilbert Antonio17SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Armando Colucci18SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Dayanna Canelones20SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Carmine Pici26SUP 14'50+Guy
Rob Mirlenbrink29SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Mark Ingemi30SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jim Higgins31SUP 14'50+Guy
Richard Rodriguez42SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Dennis Navarrete43SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Heidi Miller44SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Cristian Prado45SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Karen Mayer47SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Joseph Morel48SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rob Mayhew49SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrew Gaucho50SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Katie Holz51SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Taylor Mock52SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Stanton53Surfski Single50+Guy
Kyle Linogon54OC-118-49Guy
Matthew Love57SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Will Marston58SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Heath Marston59SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Rush60SUP 14'50+Guy
Connor Rush61SUP 12'6"U17Guy
David Dean63SUP 14'50+Guy
Frank Dillenburg64SUP 14'50+Guy
Nick Bjork65SUP 14'18-49Guy
Gary Wise, Claudia Klenke66OC-250+Mixed
Jenny Kalmbach68SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Derick Brown72Prone Stock18-49Guy
Marc Shen73Prone Stock18-49Guy
Greg Schmidt79Prone Unlimited50+Guy
Karen Figueroa80Prone 14'18-49Girl
Chad Siple81Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
David Glassner82Prone Stock18-49Guy
Austin Hollingshead85SUP 14'U17Guy
Konrad Ciolko86Prone Stock18-49Guy
George Yoho87Prone Stock18-49Guy
Ralf Steitz88SUP 14'50+Guy
Trina Casburn89SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Chris Aguilar90Prone 14'18-49Guy
Rick Talbert92OC-150+Guy
Chad White93OC-118-49Guy
Rj Reed100Surfski Single50+Guy
Nice Alberts101SUP 14'18-49Girl
Felipe Bodoque103SUP 14'18-49Guy
Shelby Taylor104SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Andrew White106SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bailey Rosen107SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ekahi Lee, Christian Cook111OC-218-49Guy
Adam Pollock114SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jamie Twigg120SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kristin Apotsos121SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lex Raas, Jean Raas125OC-218-49Guy
Stephen Chase127SUP 14'18-49Guy
George Knight128Surfski Single50+Guy
John Meskauskas129SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mark Roberts130SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lisa Cool131SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Garrett Fletcher133SUP 14'18-49Guy
Joseph Taboada134Surfski Single50+Guy
Steve Thomas135SUP 14'50+Guy
Nannette Prevost136SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Marc Kron138SUP 14'50+Guy
Sam Wessinger140SUP 14'U17Guy
Jessi Farber142SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Updegraff143SUP 14'50+Guy
Arnold Schmidt144SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Christian Grause145SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rev Thom147SUP 14'18-49Guy
Karen Tickner151SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Bill Kraft153SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kaete Heiderich, Nathan Heiderich161OC-218-49Mixed
Keith Cook163SUP 14'50+Guy
Elizabeth Morse165SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Neil Uden170SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
John Sekas172SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Rockwood174SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Jeffrey Brown175SUP 14'50+Guy
John Predmore180SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Chris Wise182Surfski SingleU17Guy
Kimberly Barnes183SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Glenn Jenkins184SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jason Meehan185SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Wise187SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Quintin Chiapperino190SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Chase Kosterlitz192SUP 14'18-49Guy
Gabe Rodriguez194OC-118-49Guy
Joe Vetter195SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Lindy Carter196SUP 14'50+Girl
Jeff Walton199SUP 14'50+Guy
Jake Portwood201SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jennifer Peters203OC-150+Girl
Patrick Klemawesch204SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Matt Arensman207SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Conlee209SUP 14'18-49Guy
Justin Hayskar210SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Murphy211SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Maddux212SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brad Ward213SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jim Valenti214SUP 14'50+Guy
Mark Weinzierl, Pj Maughon218OC-250+Mixed
Ryan Helm219SUP 14'18-49Guy
Paul Norris221SUP Unlimited50+Guy
Bubba Ellis222SUP 14'50+Guy
Brandon Gunderson224Surfski Single18-49Guy
Dave Jalving225SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brent Duty226SUP 14'18-49Guy
Meg Bosi229SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kaleb Cook230SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Lloyd Reeves231SUP 14'50+Guy
Jesse Dasilva232SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Kearney236SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Trip Saunders237SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dave Merkli238SUP 14'18-49Guy
Monique Walker239SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Heather Kaarup241SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Chip Bock243SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Kieran Grant244SUP 14'18-49Guy
Patrick Daugherty245SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Helga Goebel246SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jon La Budde247SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Terry Perkins4SUP 14'50+Guy
Amanda Gagliardo7SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Lina Bowers9SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Tiffani Donovan10SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Antonio Lirio11SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Viadana Arza13SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ronald Reyes15SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Max Lenin16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Gilbert Antonio17SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Armando Colucci18SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Maria Orihuela19Prone Stock18-49Girl
Jorge Navarro21SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Stephie Davis22SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Todd Dambach23SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kevin Glatfelter24SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jennifer Barnes25SUP 14'18-49Girl
Joey Mcquaid27SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mari Gilbert28SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Cory Rider32SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jessica Melger33SUP 14'18-49Girl
Paige Bakhaus34SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Chris Berard35SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brett Scales36SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dave Krumme37SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Krumme38SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Dario Negrini39SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Brian Bakhaus40SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jon Negrini41SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Paul Scotford46SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Denise Oliveira, Humberto Curado55OC-218-49Mixed
John Wheeler62SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Frank Dillenburg64SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Katherine Elzer-peters67SUP 14'18-49Girl
Tony Cristofano69SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Julian Flynn70SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Catherine Uden71SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Ryan Findley74SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Cheryl Rigano75SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Amanda Fiorini76SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jason Casuga77SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Yensys Loyola78SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Francesca Morrow83SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Anne Maddox84SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Adrian Angell91SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Hartman94SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Hal Atzingen95SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Laura Talbert96SUP 12'6"50+Girl
David Wieland97SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jorge Moral98SUP 14'18-49Guy
Diego Sanchez99SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mike Ross105SUP 14'18-49Guy
Joe Nuzzo108Prone StockU17Guy
Sophia Hallenbeck109SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Daniel Cole110SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Johan Delgado113SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kelly Shotts122SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sonja Locke123SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steven Bloom126SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Kurt Forster132SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lance Shook137SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lance Chambers141SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tim Ramsberger148SUP 14'50+Guy
Eric Enrique149SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bobbi Moccia152SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Hollistar Jones155SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rose Calski156SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Joseph Allen157SUP 12'6"18-49Mixed
Sue Sattler159SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Mike Spokas160SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
David Ritz164SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rachel Smith169SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Gregory Galyo171SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lindsey Geiger178SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Aleksandra Malinska179SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rick Riisma181SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Kevin Sugar186SUP 14'18-49Guy
Catherine Spiller188SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Mia Raffaele191SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Lucy Allan193SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Cindi Bonner198SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jim Birney200SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
John Paul206SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Emily Ghosh208SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jennifer Yan215SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Scott Overton223SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Maximus Cook228SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Will Erickson233SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brian Johnson234SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mike Dobbins235SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Andy Gerber240Surfski Single50+Guy
John Amatea248Prone Stock18-49Guy
Kristen Shearouse249SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Alexander Walter250SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sharon Dillenburg253SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Taylor Jalving254SUP 12'6"U17Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Lily Alcee150SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Summer Murphy158SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Alexis Barnes220SUP SurfboardU17Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Amanda Fiorini76SUP SurfboardU12Guy
John Willis102SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Emilie Enrique115SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Eleyna Enrique116SUP 12'6"U16Girl
Swanni Enrique117SUP 12'6"U16Girl
Evan Enrique118SUP SurfboardU12Guy
Erin Enrique119SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Mitchell Denson166SUP SurfboardU12Guy
Mae Denson167SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Gary Hallas168SUP 12'6"U12Guy
Tori Foltz176SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Sia Klimis177SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Bodhi Kai Uden197SUP 12'6"U14Guy
James Birney202SUP 12'6"U12Guy
Johnny Birney205SUP 12'6"U12Guy
Jennifer Yan215SUP SurfboardU12Girl
Kai Figueroa216SUP SurfboardU12Guy
Michael Birney242SUP 12'6"U12Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jorge Navarro21AllAllGirl
Stephie Davis22AllAllGirl
Dario Negrini39AllAllGuy
Jon Negrini41AllAllGuy
Heidi Miller44AllAllGirl
Karen Mayer47AllAllGirl
Julian Flynn70AllAllGuy
Adrian Angell91AllAllGuy
Sandy Clark124AllAllGirl
Arnold Schmidt144AllAllGuy
Robin Sollie146AllAllGuy
Karen Tickner151AllAllGirl
Emma Driver173AllAllGirl
Mary Hickok227AllAllGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

10 Mile - Course around Treasure Island, including open water, two passes, and intercoastal waterways. Presented by Starboard.

3 Mile - Perfect for Beginners and Intermediate Paddlers

1 Mile - Fun paddle perfect for people new to the sport or who just want to have fun

1/4 Mile - Kids Race presented by KM


Alden Beach Resort 
5900 Gulf Blvd 
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

When:

May 16 to May 18, 2014

Where:

Treasure Island, FL