The Palisades Paddle
The Bluegrass SUP Derby
Elite Paddling arrives in Kentucky for the first time! Explore the Kentucky River Palisades at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Shaker Village's inaugural Waterfest will include the Palisades Paddle, SUP clinics, SUP Yoga, a nighttime glow paddle, happy hours, water conservation education, recreation, and more. Racers receive free admission to the Historic Centre, a 20% discount at the Inn at Shaker Village, dining at Trustees Table, and the Shops. there will be rental boards available at race site.
SurfAid Mother and Child Health Program
SurfAid is an international development organization that is
dedicated to enriching lives, and increasing people’s choices and possibilities
for realizing their potential. We work with, and in support of, the community -
from the idea for a program to the implementation of the program.
Our vision is healthy and resilient communities in remote
areas. Our mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of
people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
We will create opportunities for learning and working
together towards a common goal, encouraging people to take an active role in
establishing their own healthy and resilient communities.
All people have a right to access quality basic services
regardless of where they live. We believe all people can contribute to their
own development, given the right opportunities and a voice to share their
challenges, ideas and wisdom. SurfAid is respectful to local values and customs
and will find creative ways to enrich, rather than change, local culture.
SurfAid understands that alone we can only contribute to
positive change. To bring about lasting change we work with communities, local
government departments, local influencers and decision-makers. Our aim is to be
as inclusive as possible, listening to all our stakeholders.
We are aware that we are only guardians of the funds that
are entrusted to us to deliver positive change to remote communities. We commit
to being exceptional stewards of our donor’s funds and as such will use the
funds in the most effective and efficient manner. We strive to accurately
measure our impact as an organization and be truly accountable to our partners
and the people we serve.
We aspire to deliver the most effective programs, using the
highest standards of development practice, and to be recognized by relevant
accreditation and professional agencies.
The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
honored SurfAid with their humanitarian award in 2007, ahead of more than
49,000 other not-for-profits. “SurfAid
embodies the positive values inherent in surfing, namely individualism,
courage, dynamism, and adaptability, and seeks to harness these attributes in
implementing projects with measurable results.”
FRIDAY September 4, 2015
10am - Elite Racing Clinic - Meet at Parking Lot at Shaker Landing (look for signs across the street from Shaker Village Entrance)
Two hour Race Clinic focused on paddle technique, race & training tips. Shelby will also go over her training and a sample workout on the water. Shelby Taylor is one of the world’s top female SUP racers. The current #1 woman on the Mexico SUP Tour, she has excelled in all disciplines of SUP. Shelby has run specialized women’s clinics worldwide and focuses on all aspects of paddling including technique, fitness, nutrition and the lifestyle that SUP offers. This 2 hr clinic is your opportunity to learn from Shelby and her many years of experience in SUP training and racing. Make sure to bring a paddle, standup paddleboard, hydration, PFD, and appropriate clothing. Rental Boards available.
1-2:30 - Beginner SUP Clinic - on "the pond" - Parking at Shaker Village
What is SUP?
The Beginner Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Group Clinic includes on and off the water training. Boards, paddles, life jackets and leashes will be provided during the instruction. Participants will learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding including gear overview, paddle and launch techniques as well as general safety instruction.
- Total class time: 90 minutes. Max class size of 14 participants. Clinic may be rescheduled in the event of cautious wind/weather or if there are less than 4 participants.
- Age 12+ (Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian)
- Clinic SUP boards available for rent and will comfortably accommodate paddlers up to 225-240lbs.
5-9pm Happy Hour in the Historic Centre – drink specials
(5-7pm) campfires, marshmallows, and live music
SATURDAY September 5, 2015
10am-5pm Waterfest – at the Pond in the Historic Centre
Water conservation education, product demos, SUP Yoga , food
trucks, glow paddle, and more!
5-9pm Happy Hour in the Historic Centre – drink specials (5-7pm) campfires, marshmallows, and live music
8:30 am - Racer Meeting - Shaker Landing (look for signs on road across the street from Shaker Village Entrance)
9am Elite 8 Mile Race:
Elite Men SUP 14′
Elite Women SUP 12’6″
9:15am Open Recreational 3 mile race:
9:15am Kids 1 mile Race:
Open to Boys & Girls 12 & under