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!