2012 Battle of the Bay
The Battle of the Bay will feature SUP racing amidst the most some of the most storied paddling waters found on the planet just off San Francisco Bay in Sausalito Califrornia's Richardson Bay. The racing action will feature both Elite and Amateur classes racing on long and short courses respectively with divisions for men and women in the 12'6", 14' ft, and Unlimited board lengths. In addition the organizers have announced a Kahuna Division for riders exceeding 210lbs and to show the big guys proper respect a cash purse will be on the line. To be eligible for the Kahuna division riders must paddle a 12'6" board.
The Courses are not yet finalized but expect some iconic scenery as you paddle with San Francisco's majestic City Front Sky line as a back drop. This is no ordinary circuit course and test events will be held prior to the big day to ensure a challenging route that will test both skill and endurance alike.
Racing will take place on both days however The Battle of the Bay is much more than just a racing event with a full-fledged SUP Manufacturers exposition running on both days as well. On top of that family fun will be a focus of the event with a Kid's SUP racing which will feature prizes and awards for the competitors. After racing concludes on Sunday weary paddlers will then be treated to gala celebration & awards presentation at the West Coast's most prestigious yacht club the St. Francis Yacht club.
Event Dates: Oct 12, 13 & 14th 2012
Location: McNears Beach Park San Rafael CA
Answers to questions about race days and location:
Park Gate Opens at 5:00am
Parking Fee: $10.00 per car
! No Pets Allowed In Park!
Race Event Last Minute Details and Reminders:
1. PFD's (Lifejackets) and Leashes are required to race
2. Kid's Race: Kids must wear a PFD to race.
3. Entry Fee: Unfortunately we can only accept check or cash.
4. Note: Shoreline at McNears can be rocky in places, please consider foot protection.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 to Sunday, October 14, 2012
McNears Beach Park