Monday, October 28, 2013

November 2 Events

PaddleFest 2013 is right around the corner! Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. Start Time. Hunting Island State Park - Lagoon - Parking Lot J!

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!! We will only need you to sign your Waiver forms and purchase Raffle tickets for many items donated to this great cause - Friends of Hunting Island!

The 3+ mile race and the 6 mile race start together in the Lagoon at 10:00 AM! The 3+ milers pass under the pedestrian bridge and return to the Start/Finish Line. The 6 mile racers will continue into Fripp Inlet and turn right towards the Fishing Pier - going AROUND the Pier - and continuing under the Highway 21 bridge to Fripp Island towards Russ Point and beyond. There will be a buoy which you must go around and return to the Start/Finish Line.

The fee for each race is $40 Single; $55 Tandem. If you mail in your registration, it must be postmarked by October 19, 2013 to allow us time to process it by Race Day. We are trying to become more automated and are asking you to register as early as possible. You may also go to to register online!
And bring $$$ for great raffle prizes, too.

A new race if you are in the Darien, GA area:

Darien Fall Festival Paddle Battle.  Attention all paddlers, at this year’s annual fall festival in Darien, Saturday, November 2nd, there will be the 1st Annual Paddle Battle.  Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders will compete to paddle a 2.4 mile course along the Darien River.  The paddle route will begin at the Darien River Bridge and end at Fort King George Historic Site.  It will take participants through some of the most historic and scenic stretches of this river, including Darien’s impressive shrimp fleet.  Prizes will be awarded to winners across various categories including tandem and single.  Applications for registration may be found at Fort King George Historic Site or the McIntosh County YMCA, or can be found online at  Pre-registration cost is $15, and race-day registration is $20.   Canoe and kayak rentals will be available to those in need of one. The race begins at 10 am and all participants must meet at Skippers Seafood Restaurant parking lot by 9:30 am.