Key West Paddle Classic
April 26th-29th, 2018
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, a back country boat excursion, super fun parties and more!
Take the challenge on circumnavigating the Island of Key West! Paddle the distance individually in one of our various divisions or team up with your buds for the 3-person Stand-Up Relay Race!
Stay for Sunday Funday and take a cruise out to one of our secluded island sand bars to hang out, relax and enjoy a festive cookout!
**5-Hour Time Limit to Complete the Race!**
Traditional (Prone) Stock
Traditional (Prone) Unlimited
Relay (mens, womens, mixed)
Awards recognition this year will strictly require three or more competitors per division. The start list will be open for you to monitor and switch divisions as needed. Event participation has always been open to all man-powered vessels however we will only podium divisions that meet this three or more competitor requirement.
*WPA NATIONAL POINTS RACE*
We take your safety serious and will be following rules as recommended by the USCG, LAZY DOG & the WPA!
- YOU MUST HAVE FUN!
- PFDS & LEASHES - Required.
- DRAFTING - Drafting is permitted, however you can only draft the same board size and same gender.
- SUP KNEE PADDLING - There is a 5 stroke minimum rule that applies to all 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.)
- NOTE: HYDRATION PACKS (Camelbak) RECOMMENDED - Personal water supply is paddlers responsibiilty. Safety boats will be equipped with water in case of emergency.
Event Info/ Equipment Rental:
Lazy Dog has Surf Style Boards Only. To reserve a surf style board please contact us at the shack 305-295-9898. Board Rentals are $30.
If you are in need of a race board or looking to rent out a race board, please feel free to post on our Key West Paddle Classic and Lazy Dog Facebook pages for prospects!
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
Key West Hospitality Inns
Keywesthospitalityinns.com offering 10% off all room types for event participants!
Vendors are invited to exhibit and retail products 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. We will be hosting Happy Hour at Lazy Dog and all event parties at Salute! On the Beach, Higgs Beach, Key West. For more information, please contact Holly@lazydog.com.
Fri. 4/27 Vendor Set Up for Registration/Kick Off Party is 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fri. 4/27 Vendor Expo 5:00pm-8:00pm
Sat. 4/28 Vendor Exhibit Set Up for Main Event/Race is 5:30am-7:00am
Sat. 4/28 Vendor Expo 7:00am-4:30pm
PLEASE CHECK-IN AT THE LAZY DOG TENT TO RECEIVE BOOTH SPACE ASSIGNMENTS