Port Royal Paddle Battle 2017

Website: http://www.prpaddlebattle.com/

Race Description

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. 17.

Youth: $25

Raffle Prizes

- Epic  wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 205 to 215 cm. Retail value $299.

- ZRE all-carbon 13 oz. SUP paddle. Cut to length. Retail value $399.

- SUP Lesson for two from Tim Lovett at Higher Ground Outfitters

Other Good Stuff

- Gatorade, fruit, yogurt, water  and small sandwiches after the race

- Paddle Battle T-shirts (Register soon to ensure you get one!

- Certificates 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 (FSK) – any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 8.5% of length

Sea Kayak  –   any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 10.8% of length

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

C-1 Unlimited

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).


8 AM. to 9:30 AM. Check in.
9:30 AM. Pre race meeting (mandatory)

10:00 AM. Mass Start 

Please note: there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

David Jeffcoat2SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Richard Geier3Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Bill Gardner4OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Renae Wolter8SUP Under 12'6"OpenGirl
Darryl Gibson9RecreationalOpenGuy
William Delonge12SUP Under 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jack Cunningham13SUP Stock 14Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Mary Cunningham14Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Victoria Mchugh17SUP Under 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Teddy Keister19RecreationalSr. Masters 50+Guy
Terry Perkins21Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mike Fox22SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Lori Couick24SUP Under 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Mark Poole32High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Ashley Castelvecchi36SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Tim Lovett41SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Carson Bruce42SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Terje Sorlie43SUP Under 12'6"OpenGirl
Jaimee Sorlie44SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Daphne Hyatt45Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Alice Batson46SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Ralph Fermin47Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Chris Cannavaro1SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Christopher Rucker5Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Kenji Kubota6SUP Stock 14Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jesse Westburgh7SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Lynn Marie King10Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Eric Anderson11High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Zachary Keister15Fast Sea KayakOpenGuy
Joe Hester16High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Anne Kelly18High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Dylan Boyle20SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Fred Williams23High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Jennifer Carver, Patrick Carver25TandemOpenGuy
Susan Kubik26Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Jim Budi27Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Larry Dixon28High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Chris Anderholm29Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Scott Maher30Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Todd Hyatt31Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Leslie Chaplin33Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Michael Castelvecchi34SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Pete Chaplin35Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Rick Baker37High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Myrlene Marsa38High Performance KayakOpenGirl
Joseph Dichiacchio39High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Bruce Poacher40High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Pete Greene48High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Go to www.prpaddlebattle.com for maps and detailed information   on the Course and on the Start/Finish area.

GPS destination address: 310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie SC 29909

From the South, take SC Exit 8 off I95

From the North, take Exit 33 off I95.


Sep 23, 2017


Okatie, SC