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Old 10-16-2009, 09:15 AM
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Default Gables To The Bay SUP Race - TOMORROW!



Hope you made the ASM pre-race Party on Wednesday. There's another do tonight and the big race tomorrow ...

Friday, October 16 th, 6:00-10:00pm
Final Sign Up Party with music from Live Bait (Our Official Band)
Scottys Landing
3381 Pan American Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133





RACE SUMMARY

Gables to the Bay Regatta is a 5 mile race in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, FL.

Attention all Stand Up Paddlers, Kayakers, and Canoers: This event page is the most up-to-date source for information on the Gables To The Bay Regatta (GBR). Please ONLY click that you are ATTENDING the race if you intend to PARTICIPATE as a competitor in the race. Then, pass this event invite on to every paddler you know.

Check for updates as the prize money will grow, the classes may evolve, and the race course may be adjusted.

Current Prize Purse:

$1000 First Place Mens SUP
$1000 First Place Women's SUP

Click on the Map Link below to study the course. Half of the 5 mile race will be through the narrow coral canyons of the Gables Waterway. This will provide a fast, flat water course through the historic bridges of Coral Gables. The funds raised from this event will go toward their restoration.

The second half of the course is across Biscayne Bay toward the finish at Shake a Leg in the Coconut Grove Marina.

The Gables to the Bay Regatta is a scenic and challenging low impact paddle race through the waterways of Coral Gables through Biscayne Bay with a grand finish in Coconut Grove. At the finish we’ll have a fun family celebration with our official band, Live Bait. The Regatta will include divisions for canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fun and a Shake-A-Leg division. Prizes will be awarded to some race classes! The event is a fundraiser to help with the Waterway Renaissance project intended to beautify, clean, protect and enjoy our special waterways and protect our aquatic friends. Waterway Renaissance, in conjunction with the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s “Parknership” program, is a group of residents focused on our area’s unique eco-systems and parks.

There will be 4 SUP Classes with significant prize money:
Stand Up Paddleboard - Stock 12’6” and Under: Men and Women
Stand Up Paddleboard - Unlimited (over 12’ 6”): Men and Women


IMPORTANT RACE DATE INFORMATION

Participants: Open to All Ages with any Self-Propelled Watercraft (Sculls, Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards, Anything that Moves on the Water by Human Propulsion
Race Date: Saturday, October 17 th, 2009
Start Location: 5100 Riviera Drive at US1- SE Corner Open Lot
Finish: Shake-A-Leg 2620 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
Parking: Available Across Riviera at the Office Building
The Course: A Beautiful 5 Mile Low Impact Course through the Gables Waterway to Shake-A-Leg in Coconut Grove. Map | Virtual Course
Race Time: Racing Starts at 10:00 am
8:00 Doors Open- Registration Begins
9:00 Boats in the Water
9:30 Race Meeting
10:00 Sculls Start
10:02 Battle of the Bridges Cup- Men
10:04 Battle of the Bridges Cup- Women
10:06 Kayaks/Canoes Singles
10:08 Kayaks/Canoes Multiple
10:10 Open/Fun Classes
Spectators- 3 areas: The Start, Cocoplum Circle and the Big Finish at Shake-A-Leg
The Event- Shake-A-Leg Miami- 2620 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
10:00 Doors Open
10:30 Diana Lara and Eddie Quintana Play Jazz from the 3 rd Floor Viewing Area
12:30 Live Bait Plays at the Hanger
1:00 Surprises!
1:30 Prizes and Huge Raffle Giveaway
4:00 Event Closes until Next Year!

More info at:
http://gablestothebay.com/Battle.htm

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Understand from Garry they're planning on bringing twenty JL demo race boards to the event! Wind looks good, light and from the west. Should be a blast.
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