2015 Nantucket Paddle Battle UPDATE
important course change & race location
UMass Field Station, Polpis rd
Saturday September 12th.
Because of strong winds predicted to blow from the north, we have CHANGED the location of our race from Jetties beach to a segment of the harbor, between third point and five fingers point, accessible from Polpis road, via the UMass Field Station (the benefactor of our charity event).
Please read over the details below carefully.
Caitlin & Burr
- Paddlers can expect a headwind on the first leg of the triangular course, as they paddle aprox 1/2 mile to Third Point.
- The second leg will bring some side chop, but in the lee of the wind as paddlers make their way to Five Fingers Point.
- The third and final leg of the course will be a strong and fast downwind run back towards the start.
3-mile recreational racers will do ONE loop around the course (this includes men's and women's divisions in 12'6" and surf SUPs, as well as all kayakers and prone paddlers. Elite racers will do TWO. There fore there will be 3 major buoy turns for Recs and 6 for Elites.
The finish line will be ON THE BEACH. Racers will unleash themselves and drop their boards, charge up the beach, paddles in hand, to ring the finish bell.
PRE-RACE REGISTRATION @ The Handlebar Cafe FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 4-6pm
Join us at the Handlebar Cafe on Friday September 11th from 4-6 for a little pre-race gathering. Pick up your t-shirt, and numbers and sign your waivers AHEAD OF TIME.
Online at PaddleGuru.com
$45 for recreational and elite paddlers, $15 for family fun paddle.
Net profits to benefit the local Water Defense Initiatives designed by Sarah Oktay, Director of the UMass Field Station. Ms. Oktay’s clean water initiatives include local high school and college students and teaches them to measure groundwater, harbor, and pond water quality here on Nantucket.
*RACE SCHEDULE and COURSE are both subject to change with the wind/weather conditions. Please check our FaceBook page the night before the event to confirm.
Our Generous Sponsors
Verde Nantucket Green Build
Cape Cod Five
Brant Point Marine
The Nantucket Tri Club
Nantucket Community Sailing
The Nantucket Yacht Club
Banh Pho Surfboards & Crispy Noodle
The Handlebar Cafe
and a big thank you to Harbor Master, Shelia Lucy, the Town of Nantucket and our awesome volunteers.