Race Around Palm Island 2015

Join us for the 2015 Race Around Palm Island.  This year we will again have a 13 mile race, a 3-mile race and a 1.5 mile fun paddle. All paddle craft welcome.

Palm Island Resort is an elite vacation hide-a-way on the Gulf Coast of Florida between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. The Resort offers 100 privately owned villas in "Old Florida" style architecture. Palm Island Resort has achieved a reputation of being at the pinnacle of Southwest Florida's family of coastal island communities.

Elite Race:
Approximately 13 miles around Palm Island. You will paddle intercoastal waters, Gulf waters and through a challenging pass.

Open Race:
Approximately 3-miles on Palm Island intercoastal waters. It is perfect for beginning and intermediate paddlers who want to race.

Fun Paddle:

A 1.5 mile fun paddle for those who want to experience the beauty of Palm Island and the excitement of paddle racing, without the stress.

Special pricing for racers at the Palm Island Resort. Come make a weekend of it. This is destination paddling at its finest.


Special Lodging Rates:

For Racers and Guests

Book one night and receive the second night FREE!


Deluxe-- 1 BR Villa – $179.00* (800 Sq. feet) -- 2 person Maximum

Deluxe-- 2 BR Villa – $229.00* (1400 sq. feet) -- 4 person Maximum

Deluxe-- 3-BR Villa – $319.00* (1750 – 2000 sq. feet) -- 8 person Maximum



If you are interested in being a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, please let me know - Bruce@thedensonfirm.com

- See more at: http://racearoundpalmisland.com/#sthash.SY5grqUO.dpuf

Friday Night-
The Palm Island Resort's Rum Bay restaurant will be featuring a "Racer's Special" dinner menu for everyone staying at the resort.

7:00am Ferry starts running
7-9 Ferry over or paddle over from Hooked on SUP
8-9am Check-in at Palm Island Resort
9:15 Captains Meeting
9:30 Start
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Awards

If you are staying at the resort the Palm Island Marina will have a complimentary breakfast setup for you at registration.  

If you are coming in the morning, you have two options-
1. Come to Hooked on SUP and they will feed you and either give you and your board a boat ride over or you can paddle from their marina; or 
2. Put your car on the ferry ($25/car round trip)
Everyone who came last year will tell you the logistics are super easy, just give yourself a little extra time.

All racers and guests are invited to the Palm Island Resort for the post- race award party and barbecue.

10am Sharktooth Hunting Contest - Join us on the beach and let's see who can find the biggest tooth.  Prizes for biggest teeth found.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Jimmi Grimley1SUP 14'50+Guy
Carlene Messinger2SUP 14'18-49Girl
Greg Kerns3SUP 14'18-49Guy
Aric Lewno5SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Jason Casuga6SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Garrett Mccoy12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Malick13Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jesse Lavender17SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Bell22Surfski Single18-49Guy
Will Compton31SUP 14'50+Guy
Meg Bosi34SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Matt Kearney36SUP 14'18-49Guy
Robert Norman37SUP 14'18-49Guy
Yensys Loyola41SUP 14'18-49Guy
Stephen Chase43SUP 14'18-49Guy
Christian Cook, Max Cook44Tandem18-49Guy
Eric Stanton45OC-150+Guy
James Douglass46SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rob Mirlenbrink47Surfski Single18-49Guy
Devin Turetzkin48SUP 14'50+Guy
Bubba Ellis49Prone Stock50+Guy
Karen Tickner50Surfski Single18-49Girl
Heath Marston53SUP 14'18-49Guy
Will Marston56SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Catherine Uden58SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Sekas60SUP 14'50+Guy
Connor Rush, David Rush61OC-250+Guy
Zachary Cole68SUP 14'18-49Guy
Travis Kindt69SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tyler Beck71SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Steve Beck72SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Dennis Navarrete73Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jason Mastin4SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sue Kabana7SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Hayley Kabana8SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Gerald Stoltenberg9Surfski Single18-49Guy
Lynda Roszel10SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Rj Reed11SUP 14'50+Guy
Steve Barberie14SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lynette Barberie15SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jon Borel16SUP 14'50+Guy
Benjamin Hammond18KayakU12Guy
Mike Hammond19SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Amy Loy20SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
John Wheeler21SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jo Meighan23SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Joshua Meighan24SUP SurfboardU12Guy
Alan Bechok25SUP 14'50+Guy
Kevin Rose26SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Terri Curtis27SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ryan Findley28SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
John Weinberg29SUP 14'18-49Guy
Debra White30SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Nick Reed32SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Samantha Amos33SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Savana Mastin35SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Linda Weber38SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Dawn Rothenhoefer40SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ryan Boettner42SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Dan Nelson51SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Gracie Marston54SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Ashley Marston55SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Hailey Marston57SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Anne Maddox59SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Stephanie Rutan62SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Kabana63SUP Surfboard50+Guy
David Welch64Surfski Single18-49Guy
Sue Sattler65SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Michele Porter66SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Mark Augustin67SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Keith Farlow75SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bryan Herrick76SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Taylor Orris70SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Michele Orris74SUP Surfboard18-49Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The Elite distance race will be around Palm Island which will be approximately 13 miles. We will leave from the restaurant docks, go south through the intercoastal, out through the pass and back down the gulf side. This will be an awesome paddle. We may reverse the course based on conditions. The race must be completed in 3 hours.  If you are still on the course we will pick you up.


The Open race will be 3 miles. Perfect for beginning paddlers and short distance sprinters. Typically we run it on the intercoastal.

The Fun paddle will be a 1.5 mile paddle in the intercostal along the open course route.


This is beautiful Florida coastline. Don Pedro State Park is one of our greatest treasures and this is a great way to see it.

7092 Placida Rd, Placida, FL, United States ‎


From Tampa/North:

Take I-75 South to Exit 191 toward North Port/Englewood. Merge right onto River Road and continue for 12 miles. Turn left onto Pine Street which will become Placida Road. approximatly 7 miles turn right onto Panama Boulevard and proceed to the Palm Island Transit Car Ferry Landing. Please enter the ferry waiting zone on the right sholuder and wait for boarding instructions from the Mate. Once across the intracoastal waterway, proceed 1 mile to Palm Island Resort for check-in.

From Fort Myers/South:

Take I-75 North to Exit 170 Kings Highway/Arcadia/Port Charlotte and turn left onto Kings Highway. Take the first right onto Veterans Boulevard which will become SR-776. Remain on SR-776 for approximately 15 miles and turn left onto Gasparilla Road/CR77 and continue for 12 miles. Turn left onto Panama Boulevard and continue to the Palm Island Transit Car Ferry Landing. Please enter the ferry waiting zone on the right shoulder and wait for boarding instructions from the Mate. Once across the intracoastal waterway proceed 1 mile to Palm Island Resort for check-in.


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