SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
9:30 am Paddle Yoga Bliss with Tara at Lazy Dog
2:00 pm Paddle Board Eco Tour with Lazy Dog Guides
4:00 pm FREE HOVIE SUP Board Demo presented by Zeke's Paddle & Surf Stop by and meet Travis and try out a Hovie Race Board!
5:00 pm LAZY DOG & KONA BREWING CO. HAPPY/YAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC BY JOHN PUAKEA Join us at Lazy Dog for a casual "meet and greet" happy hour at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US 1, Key West. Meet the dogs and feel free to bring Fido on a leash! This event is open to the general public. Free board demos and drink specials! Free Kona Beer!!!!
5:30-7:30pm at Lazy Dog PADDLE TECHNIQUE & STROKE CLINIC: Power Speed Stamina!
with Lahui Kai Board Co.'s
Kelly Margetts - among the fastest paddlers in the world!
Kelly, ranking #8 in the world has lots to offer!
This Race Preparation clinic will cover all fundamentals of SUP race technique, breaking the stroke down to create full body connection and muscle activation through each phase of the paddle stroke allowing you to be more efficient, give you more power and maintain for longer. Kelly will also cover Training and Training Programs with Racing Tips & Strategies!
FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2016
8:30am-9:30am PADDLEFIT with Heather Gaines at Lazy Dog!
12:00PM - 2:00pm SUPATX/LAHUI KAI DEMO DAY at Lazy Dog!
1:00PM-3:00PM PADDLE CLINIC WITH JIM TERREL OWNER/OPERATOR OF QUICKBLADE PADDLES Location Lazy Dog!
5:00pm-8:00pm KICK-OFF PARTY/REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP AT TURTLE KRAALS
Racers can catch up, discuss race strategies, & review course map! Invite your friends and family to this fun free event. Bocci courts and corn hole games as well as the famous Turtle Kraals turtle races! Complimentary KONA beer!
Preorder your healthy race breakfast from Date & Thyme formerly Help Yourself ( same great folks, same great food!)
** IMPORTANT NOTE: All racers required to pick up packets before the morning of the race. If you are unable to attend the happy hour at Lazy Dog or the registration party at Turtle Kraals, packets will be available after the race at the registration tent.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
8:30am 12-mile “Paddle Around the Island” Distance Race
Key West Paddle Board Classic
WPA Southeast Region National Points Race
8:45am 4-mile Open Race
2:00pm SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUN DEMO/RACE
One-mile loop race.
6:00pm-10:00pm Awards Celebration at Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar *Dinner served 6:30pm
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
8:00am-9:30am Kids' SUP Clinic with Milla Navarro of South Florida
This is for kids ages 6-16. Age groups will be broken down as appropriate
(check-in at 8am in covered concrete pavilion)
For all levels!
Reserve your child's spot on the registration page. Please use your child's name for the entry.
$30 Clinic includes free entry into the kids race.
9:45am KIDS RACE
Fun double loop course.
15 and under, $10 (race only, no clinic)
11:15am STAND UP SPRINT RACES, $10
SurfSUP (12' and under) boards only, men’s and women’s divisions. The sprint races will run in heats. Top two finishers in each heat will continue on to next heat. We will sprint to a buoy, make a left hand turn and sprint back. The final race will be a challenge for the top 5 men and women athletes.
12:15pm STAND UP RELAY RACES, $10/person
The relay race is always the most fun and memorable. Teams will consist of four persons with at least one female per team. Only one board can be used per team, SurfSUP boards only. The course will be eight laps, each team member will run through course twice. This is an ocean circuit race. There will be a beach start, a short loop course, competitors will beach their board, run through an obstacle course, then tag their teammate. Costumes and team themes encouraged!
Wrap up on the beach and head over to Salute!!!! KWPC racers invited to enjoy a "special" Happy Hour/Live Music. Join us at Salute for Happy hour and lunch 1:30pm-3pm. Salute offers daily specials and live music. Salute is home of the HOMEMADE Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sammy! One of our local paddlers bakes these fresh daily!
MAIN EVENT: SATURDAY, APRIL 30th
RACE DAY INFO & SCHEDULE
7:00 am: RACER CHECK-IN
7:15 am: Classic Expo Opens / Date & Thyme Breakfast served on the beach
8:00 am Racer’s Meeting (Rules & Course Review) and Hawaiian Pule Blessing directly following
8:30 am: 12-Mile Distance Race (ocean start), beach finish
8:45am: 4-Mile Open Race (ocean start), beach finish
3:30 pm: Wrap-up at the Beach
The Key West Paddle Classic is an all-inclusive, diverse event for all paddlers.
8:30am 12-MILE DISTANCE RACE sponsored by TURTLE KRAALS
- Standup Paddleboard Race 14'
- Standup Paddleboard 12'6
- Standup Surfboard (12' and under)
- Standup Paddleboard Unlimited
- Standup Inflatable Unlimited
- Prone Stock
- Prone Unlimited
- Kayak, Single
- Kayak, Double
- Dory (2-person)
- Relay (mens, womens, mixed)
- As always, if there are three or more competitors in a division not listed here that wish to participate please contact us and such division will be added.
8:45am 4-MILE OPEN RACE, $60
Standup 14', 12'6 and SUP Surfboard (12' and under)
Since this is an ocean race we will watch the wind and tides before setting the course. The course will be set as an "out and back" (buoy) course. Ocean start and a beach finish.
AWARDS CELEBRATION 6pm-10pm
Located at Turtle Kraals & Half Shell Raw Bar Plaza in Lands End Village along the Historic Seaport.
DINNER - Served 6:30pm
Join us for live music and dancing! Awards celebration includes food, drink specials, prize drawings for all participants and awards presentation and special acknowledgement for our top finishers.
Complimentary admission for all racers. Awards dinner tickets will be in racers' goody bags. Tickets for friends/family can be purchased In advance online at paddleguru.com for just $15 or at the door for $18/person at the awards party. Book early and Save!
Includes fresh fish taco dinner and two free KONA draft beers.