Race day is Saturday June 25, 2016 at Patona Bay Marina and Resort on Lake Tippecanoe.
The races are broken into 3 heats with a Paddle Off as a final.
Race events are structured so that each craft has its own event, and will run only that class at a time. See below in Race Schedule section. (Exception to Novice Event)
We will take the top male and female adult racers, and the top male and female 17U racers from each heat of each class, and place them in the paddle off. If you do not qualify in the first heat for the paddle off you can re-run in heats 2 and 3 to try again.
We are also offering a Novice all age, all craft, event for those new to paddle sports that may not be quite ready for all out racing. The participants in this race are not eligible to compete in the Paddle Off.
A Golden Paddle will be awarded to the first place in each class (SUP, Kayak, & Mirage) of the paddle off! (Not limited to age or gender)
Snacks, Drinks, Restrooms, and Shade will be available to spectators and racers located at the Snack Shack. No Alcohol or Drugs are allowed on the property, Local DNR will be observing.
IMPORTANT! We will be on a public lake with sectioned areas of the course closed to boat traffic. We will have an Indiana DNR officer in a patrol boat to assist as well. Local laws and regulations for public water ways will be observed. You must have a USCG approved (type I, II, III, or V) PFD on your craft. We strongly recommend that each participant wear a PFD during the race, and any children under the age of 13 are required to wear one. (www.in.gov/dnr
NOTE: Heats and classes are subject to change on the day of the event depending on number of entries both pre and day of race.
(This is our first year so please be patient as we work out the kinks.)