Race Recap from Southern Shores, NC
We love hearing about new paddle events, so we asked the organizers of the Paddlemore race in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to tell us how last weekend’s event went. Here’s what they said:
“The inaugural Paddlemore SUP event went off on schedule and without a hitch.
About 35 paddlers joined us for our first race. 17 competed in the 4-mile and the remainder were split up between the kids and technical races. Even at 9:00 am, it was hot and humid. The racers gathered for a Lemans style start and were off at 9:15 AM. Racers paddled up Ginguite Creek in Southern Shores with a small crowd gathering at the start and along the course. Racers paddled up the creek (more like s small bay), rounded a buoy and down to the entrance to the a canal network that goes through Southern Shores that started at 3 mile mark. They then weaved their way through two bridges and out through the main marina to the finish line. Finishers started coming through at 0:38:02 all the way through 1:05:48.
This race was followed by the technical race which was a mad sprint through a series of buoy turns with a 200 yard spring to the finish. The Kids’ race went off perfectly!. They were racing for a large cookie the size of a Frisbee.! All the awards were unique – chocolate chip cookies!
The focus of our race was to raise money for the NC Coastal Federation. The race was able to raise in combination with donations to total a $1,000.00 to the NC Coastal Federation. Looks like everyone was challnged and had fun. We even had a small group go out for 2 mile down wind paddle later in the afternoon.”
Sounds like it was a great time!