While summer is coming to an end and it may feel like the sup season is over with kids going back to school don’t let that fool you. There are still a few races left in MD so end on a bang.
Wye Island Regatta- Neil, Bryan Barton, and Jeff Cook did this last year and they had a a a great time. From the organizer ” We have a 3 mile and a 6 mile (or thereabouts depending on weather!) along with the 13.1 mile course… and are planning to make the shorter courses a little more fun this year with some buoy turns and, rumor has it, a super buoy to shake things up a little.”
Sept 13th is the “Paddle for Betterment” fun race– I talked to the organizers last night for a while about the race, its gonna be unlike any other race we have had in MD and its pretty damn cool. It will have something for everyone and anyone can win as its not about speed its just about completing a course and picking a winning card. The guys/girls who want to get some distance in can do a longer course or all of the loops and get a good workout in while also picking up some killer prizes (including paddles, custom larry allison race fins, and probably the coolest thing MD Sup Gear ha), or if you are new to paddling you can just do a couple fun laps at some of the easier routes and still win the same prizes. Your race entry also gets you into the MD Seafood festival with prime parking so plan on making it a day and bring your whole family. Learn more about it here
OCT 3rd is the Sandy Point Paddle festival to benefit the Maryland special Olympics . This one is gonna be big we think, there are no other races around that weekend and its officially closing out the race season in MD. Here is from the organizers