Key West Paddle Classic
April 27th-30th 2017
Join us in a weekend of fun, clinics and racing! The week of events will include Paddle Technique Clinics, an unforgettable 12-mile distance race,parties and more!
Take the challenge and join us in the circumnavigation of the Island! Paddle the distance individually in one of our various divisions or posse up with your buds for the 3-person Stand-Up Relay Race!
Stay for Sunday Funday with Sprint Races, Kids SUP Clinic and Race, Parties & more!
There's no power like man power!
If you can paddle it....you can race it!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th
7am RACER CHECK-IN
715am Classic Expo Opens 730am Date & Thyme Breakfast served on the beach
815am Racer’s Meeting (Rules & Course Review)
830 Hawaiian Pule Blessing directly following
9am RACE START for the 12-Mile Distance Race
(ocean start), beach finish
3pm Wrap-up at the Beach
The Key West Paddle Classic is an all-inclusive, diverse event for all paddlers.
**5-Hour Time Limit to Complete the Race!**
RACE DIVISIONS for the 9am 12-MILE DISTANCE RACE
Standup Paddleboard Race 14'
Standup Paddleboard 12'6
Standup Surfboard (12' and under)
Standup Paddleboard Unlimited
Standup Inflatable Unlimited
Relay (mens, womens, mixed)
NOTE: As always, we are happy to add your division if not listed here, however awards recognition requires three or more competitors in a division.
Announcements: What's New This Year?
We are bringing KWPC back to grassroots!
This year we are sticking to the original event. The first Classic was in 1997, a small group of paddlers included top shape paddlers on prone paddle boards and kayaks. We would love to see the prone paddling division grow as it is paddling in its most original form, these paddlers are true watermen/water-women with true grit! We have always admired this insanely in-shape division!
Event participation has always been open to all man-powered vessels. Stand-Up has graciously lent itself to paddlers of all levels giving folks a chance to connect with the same ocean offering the same sanctuary!
Lazy Dog is thrilled to announce that the Classic has received special recognition as one of SUP RACER's World Ranking Races! We enjoy what we do and we want you to have a great race and enjoy an incredible time!
4-mile race discontinued!
We are discontinuing the 4-mile race and offering a 3 person 12-mile Relay "around
(Click Course Tab for event description)
We will be following rules as recommended by the WPA
YOU MUST HAVE FUN!
PFDS - YOU MUST WEAR A PFD or HAVE A PFD ON YOUR BOARD to race in the Key West Paddle Classic.
DRAFTING - Drafting is permitted, however you can only draft the same board size and same gender.
KNEE PADDLING while on SUP - 5 stroke minimum rule applies to Stand Up racers. (Please only use knee paddling if you must do so for safety/exhaustion. It very important to the Key West Paddle Classic that you finish the race safely.)
EVENT INFO/ EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
For more information and/or equipment rental inquiries please drop us a line:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 305-304-4259!
Board rentals will be available however, reserve early as they always sell out!
Best Western Key Ambassador:
The Best Western Key Ambassador has discounted room rates for racers $199 (reg. $279-309) Please ask for the Lazy Dog Key West Paddle Classic rates/room block when making your reservation. 305-296-3500
Westin Group Hotels
Special 15% Discount Rate at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, Downtown Key West. For reservation by phone, please call 866-500-0274 during normal business hours to speak with a reservation agent. Set Number is 346619
Special 15% Discount Rate at the Sheraton Key West at Smather's Beach. For reservation by phone, please call 877-992-9234 during normal business hours to speak with a reservation agent. Set Number is 346726
For your Special 15% Discount Rate at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, a Westin Resort For reservation by phone, please call 877.992.9234 during normal business hours to speak with a reservation agent. Use Code: 346615
Special 17% Discount Rate at Bayside Inn & Suites For reservation by phone, please call (305)296-7593 during normal business hours to speak with a reservation agent. Use Code: SOCIAL17
Key West Hospitality Inns
Keywesthospitalityinns.com offering 10% off all room types for event participants!
Each year, the Paddle Classic invites many different local and visiting companies to participate in its Vendor Expo. We would love to have you here to share your product, service or program with our guests! Vendors are can exhibit at all Key West Paddle Classic events listed on schedule. Each vendor site allocation is for a 10x10 tent space. Other specifications will require pre-approval. Costs are $100 for a single day/event and $200 for multiple days/events. Vendors can register here at Paddleguru by clicking on the Register link. For more information, please contact Holly@lazydog.com.