Hope Floats 1st Annual Paddle
Tis the season to race! Join us September 13th 2014
Elite 6mi Race/ 3mi race/ Sprints/ Kids race
Our hope is to bring together a community of Paddlers in Downtown West Palm Beach. Our unique event will take place on September 13th and will include paddle crafts from every variety including, outrigger canoes, surf skis, prone paddleboard and stand-up paddleboards. The elite paddle race will consist of 6 miles and 6 technical turns through the palm beach intracoastal. Our spectator friendly course will stretch from the Okeechobee bridge to Flagler Memorial as racers will be paddling fast for cash and giving hope to three amazing charities.
Cash Prizes Include: 3 Race divisions for the elite 6mile race only
1st Place $300
2nd Place $125
3rd Place $75
Sprints Races- All Paddlers will use the same rec boards. Heats will be run in groups of four and there will be two divisions each with cash prizes. 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75, 3rd $25
Men's - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Women's 1st, 2nd, 3rd
We will have a free paddle clinic and race demo for all racers and spectators. Following the clinic we’ll begin the main event with elite and semi-professional racers from across the southeast United States. Our recreational and kids race will follow the elite race and the morning will finish up with sprints between the docks for all participants.
Driven and deeply rooted in our beliefs, we know that we are happiest when we are helping others. This year we are overly excited to celebrate some of our favorite charities by giving back. Our featured charities will include, Share the Stoke, Surfers for Autism and The American Cancer Society.
* All racers are responsible for suppling their own personal floatation devise and having it on board during the race.
* We strongly recommend all beginners wear a leash (coiled leashes preferred).
* Boards will be available for rent through Paddle boarding Palm Beach for the rec race. Please reserve your board ahead of time.
* Ipods are allowed but racers much be fully aware of their surroundings at all times.