Come join the Florida Competition Paddlers Association for
our annual Santa Fe River Race on Sunday, October 29. The race has 6 and 12-mile options and is
open to all paddle craft.
The course starts at Rum Island Park (near Ft White Florida)
and proceeds approximately 3 miles downstream to a buoy past the popular Ginnie
Springs Campground, then back to Rum Island.
Paddlers competing in the 12-mile race will paddle a second lap.
After the race, you can either cool off in the spring or
paddle a bit further upstream to see if Naked Ed is out.
Location: Rum Island Park, 1447 SW
Rum Island Ter, Fort White, FL 32038
on site. (Online preregistration via
Paddleguru or Facebook is appreciated and will help us anticipate the number of
POC: Tim Dodge,
The FCPA was formed
in 1976 to coordinate and promote the sport of canoe and kayak racing in
Florida. The FCPA hosts approximately
fourteen free recreational races across the state of Florida each year. To be eligible for the annual points
championship, you must be an FCPA member which costs $10 annually. FCPA members receive a free meal at the
awards banquet and a monthly email newsletter which contains a race schedule,
race results, articles written by members and member classified ads.
FCPA races are very
high-stake affairs, with expensive ribbons awarded to winners in each division. Annual points champions are awarded a coveted
T-shirt during the annual meeting/awards banquet (following the Silver Springs
Race) in December. Divisions are
established using the USCA age/gender designations and the following boat
Paddle while standing – Paddleboard
two-blade paddle – Kayak
single-blade paddle – Canoe
has outrigger – OC
NOTE – All
participants are responsible for carrying safety equipment required by law.