Kayak Trader aims to introduce and expand the sport of kayaking to people all around the country. We hope that by providing a platform based on the common interest of paddling, we will be able to reach countless paddlers looking to explore the waters of the United States through canoeing and kayaking. We are very excited to be a part of the Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2015! For more info go to www.paddle2love.com
- There will be prizes awarded to each category 3 places deep.
- Pre Registration Friday - May 15- 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Registration Saturday -May 16- starts at 8:00 am
- Registration Closes at 9:30 AM day of
- Races will begin at 10:00 AM
- Awards will begin after the Paddle Jam Flotilla
THERE ARE TWO DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM, 5K or 10K
Race categories are based primarily on the sound rowers system of length and width ratio which is a very equitable method of grouping paddlers by boat type. You can learn more here and even look up your own make and model to find your category.
High Performance Kayaks/Open class – This is almost all 18+ ft long kayaks (depending on width) plus some shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater kayaks.
Fast Sea Kayak class – Too long or too narrow (or both) to fit into sea kayak class. Too short or too wide for HPK.
Rec class - This is anything at 14 ft or less in length, period. No width data is needed.
Masters age group – Anyone 50 or over
Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.