Providence Paddle Battle

Imagine what it would be like paddling through the streets of Venice, buildings rising above you, people waving from windows or pathways along side of you.  The canals weave and curve through the city, passing different buildings, parks and bridges.  Well, now is your chance!

The Providence Paddle Battle benefits Save the Bay, who tirelessly devotes their mission to cleaning up Narragansett Bay, providing cleaner water and a beautiful body of water for all to enjoy.

The Providence Paddle Battle is a standup paddle board race that starts and finishes in the beautiful Seekonk River, at Gano Park in Providence, RI. The race will start at the Gano Park Boat Ramp, which is a brand new public access locationand was opened in May 2014.  The long and short courses will both head into the heart of the city, paddling through the hurricane barrier, past the Hot Club and into the Providence River.  Once the turn buoy is reached, you will paddle back out of the city and then return past India Point.  The long course will continue on, heading north under the iconic Crook Point Bascule bridge, into the Seekonk River for a few miles before reaching the second turn buoy and heading back.

There's never been a race venue quite like this.  The idea has been in the works for some time now and we are thrilled to make this a reality.  Come support Save the Bay, paddle in a very unique area and put your paddling skills to the test!
7:00AM - 8:30AM Registration and Check-In

8:45AM - Race Meeting

9:00AM - Long Course Race Start

9:10AM - Short Course Race Start

12:00PM-2:00PM - Awards, Raffle & Music

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Deirdre Cassidy3SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Theresa Cassidy4SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Nancy Breakstone5SUP 14'50+Girl
Mary Kay Ide6SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Deborah Fattibene7SUP 14'AllGirl
Heidi Diehl8SUP 14'AllGirl
Michael Martin9SUP 12'6"AllGuy
James Boisvert11SUP 14'AllGuy
Danielle Bergh12SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Michael Moloney16SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Darcy Roland18SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Bob Fitzpatrick20SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Michael Taylor24SUP 14'AllGuy
Brent Clarke25SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Zack Priest26SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Sharon Murphy28SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Robert Babcock30SUP 14'AllGuy
Michael Cole32SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Glenn Leman33SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Caroline Begg35SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jason Meffe36SUP 14'AllGuy
Erin Mcdonagh38SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Pete Martin39SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Chris Belsito40SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Peter Panagiotis42SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Owen Perkins43SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Pete Martin45SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Emily Johnston48SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Brian Ross52SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Sheila Woelfel54SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Brigid Woelfel55SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Cleveland Bigelow Iii57SUP 14'AllGuy
Lara Schibly58SUP 14'AllGirl
Heather Goodrow59SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Don Blais61SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jose Teixeira62SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Jeff Sturges63SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Matt Nichol64SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Derek Richard65SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Brian Cooper66SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Greg Mayer67SUP 14'AllGuy
Gilberto Argueta68SUP SurfboardAllGuy
George Hernandez69SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Delia Ives72SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Caitlin Marcoux73SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Mike Navarra2SUP 14'50+Guy
Michael Brunton10SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jim Brugman13SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Reg Clarke14SUP 14'AllGuy
Robert Gerl15SUP 14'AllGuy
Eric Trudon17SUP 14'AllGuy
Travis Hayes19SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jack Egan21SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jonathan Bischof22SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Joe Pierik23SUP 14'AllGuy
Dave Smith27SUP 14'AllGuy
Burr Tupper29SUP 14'AllGuy
Ron Stella31SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Chris Begg34SUP UnlimitedAllGuy
Mark Preece37SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Todd Kelly41SUP 14'AllGuy
Terence Omalley44SUP 14'AllGuy
Terry Kent46SUP 14'AllGuy
Veronica Ribot-canales47SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Tim Hanson49SUP 14'AllGuy
Josette Lata50SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Carly Tillotson51SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Patrick Broemmel56SUP 14'AllGuy
Jeff Deron60SUP 14'AllGuy
Kim Reilly70SUP 14'AllGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Please keep an eye on our website,, or on our Facebook page -, for any changes and updated information.

Directions From the North

From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 20 to merge onto US-6 E toward Interstate 195/East Providence/Cape Cod. Continue onto I-195 E/US-6 E.  Take Exit 2 for India Street toward Gano Street.  Keep left at the work, follow signs for Gano Street.  Turn left onto India.  After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Gano Street.  Next, turn right onto E Transit Street.  The boat launch and dock will be at the end of E Transit Street.

Directions From the South

From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 19 to merge onto I-195 E/US-6 E toward E Providence/Cape Cod.  Take Exit 2 for India Street toward Gano Street.  Keep left at the work, follow signs for Gano Street.  Turn left onto India.  After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Gano Street.  Next, turn right onto E Transit Street.  The boat launch and dock will be at the end of E Transit Street.


The boat launch and dock at Gano Park offers free parking.  Parking can be limited in the summer months so it's recommended to get there early or carpool if possible.


Aug 24, 2014


Providence, RI