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Paddle Battle Team Challenge

 

Benefitting VetsBuild

VetsBuild Long Island

VetsBuild is a signature United Way of Long Island intiative dedicated to providing job training in Green construction, facility maintenance, technology and advanced manufacturing for veterans and their families in our community at no charge to the veteran.

Be part of the “Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge” on July 29, 2017 located on the Peconic River in Riverhead, NY. This race is an exciting addition to the annual “Paddle Battle Long Island” race which has been a great success for the past four years! The Peconic River is a beautiful stretch of estuary on Long Island’s east end and a perfect location for this event.

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The Paddle Battle Team Challenge is a recreational Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak race where groups will compete against each other for the coveted Paddle Battle Team Challenge trophy. The race will consist of teams of four competitors who will traverse the 2.5 mile race course designed for all skill levels. The team with the overall best combined time will take home the championship trophy along with the title of Top Team. The Award Ceremony will take place during a Family BBQ and Bash, which will include food, music, drinks and more for those cheering the teams on from the sidelines.

This fun filled day of races helps raise money for United Way of Long Island's VetsBuild Program. Contact Irene Morlock at IMorlock@unitedwayli.org or 631-940-3751 with any questions.


Rules
Team Guidelines:

  • Teams must consist of 4 persons

  • There must be a minimum of one Stand up Paddle boarder per team.

  • The team entered with the best combined time for each race category will determine who goes home with the bragging rights of winning the “Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge”.

Race Day/Safety Rules:

  • Kayaks: Life Vests (PFD) are required on craft. All participants must wear PFD (personal floatation device) during race. Must provide their own.

  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP): Leash required

  • No drafting allowed after first 500ft

  • No more than three consecutive strokes in a row can be taken on your knees.

*Safety first, we ask all team members to assist your fellow paddlers if you see the need arise.

There will be boats and spotters throughout the course for your safety.