The Paddle Battle is fun for paddlers and spectators alike. It starts and finishes at the Port Royal Foundation Maritime Center on the pristine Chechessee River in "Cool Coastal Port Royal".
Outbound on the Chechessee you will see no man made structures... but you are likely to see a dolphin. They abound here!
Spectators can watch the start and finish from the porches and docks at the Maritime Center
There are two race distances: 3.5 miles ( should be ideal for intermediate paddlers) and 7.0 miles (will be challenging, even for advanced paddlers).
Adult: $45. $50 after midnight Sun., Sept. 18.
- Epic wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 205 to 215 cm. Retail value $299.
- SUP Lesson for two from Tim Lovett at Higher Ground Outfitters
Other Good Stuff
- Gatorade, fruit, yogurt,water and other snacks after the race
- Paddle Battle T-shirts (Register soon to ensure you get one!
- Prizes to 3d place in each class
Port Royal Sound Foundation
Net proceeds go to the Port Royal Sound Foundation, an official 501(c)(3) corporation. Follow this link to learn more about the Foundation and its new Maritime Center on the Chechessee River. http://portroyalsoundfoundation.com/
High Performance Kayaks and Surfskis - Unlimited – All 18+ ft long kayaks plus narrow shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater racing kayaks.
Fast Sea Kayak class – 18 ft or less and too narrow to fit into the sea kayak class.
Sea Kayak class – 18 ft or less with a minimum width at the 4 in waterline of 10.8% of length (Sound Rower's Classification System)
Rec class - Preferably boats 14 ft or less in length. Basically, anything goes!
SUP – 14'
SUP - 12'6"
SUP - 12' or under (surf)
Prone - 12'6"
Prone - 14'
OC-1 – Any one person outrigger canoe
Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.
Pedal Boat - Hobie Mirage, etc.
Rowing Boats - 1 person
Each class is further broken down into Open (below 50) and Masters (50 and over).