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Kayak Challenge 2013

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Download:Registration form

Join us in support of the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment for Abaco’s third annual Kayak Challenge on November 9th at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour. Any craft you can paddle will be welcome, from kayaks, paddle boards and canoes – just no engines!  There will be 3 courses to choose from: 5 miles, 8 miles, or 13 miles that will take paddlers into and through the scenic Bight of Old Robinson, part of the proposed East Abaco Creeks National Park. Paddlers will be welcomed back with a beach party at Pete’s Pub.

How do I get involved?

Download and print the Registration form, sponsorship form and waiver and bring the signed registration form and waiver to Friends of the Environment along with your $25 registration fee. Paddlers paying $25 will also agree to try and raise a minimum of $100 for the Kayak Challenge with their sponsorship form.  Participants must bring sponsorship form and funds with them the day of the event. Sponsorship donations can be made on-line. Paddlers can also choose to pay a $100 registration fee and not raise additional sponsorship funds. You can pay either registration fee on-line. 

Local businesses can also sponsor the event for a donation of $500 or more and their logo will be printed on the event t shirt. All monies raised will be divided equally between the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment and will remain in Abaco to benefit the community.

Then all you have to do is choose your course based on the distance you want to paddle and start training!  If you want to train with others visit the Kayak Challenge event page on Facebook to see who else is training. Also, if you need a boat in which to compete please register early so we can make arrangements.

Kayak Challenge Sponsors

Cherokee Air, Hope Town Harbour Lodge, The Paint Place, Lightbourne Marine, Pete’s Pub and Gallery, Shirley Enterprises, Bon Secours Medical Group, Sands Marine Surveying & Consulting, Marsh Exporters and Importers, Ltd, Abaco Petroleum Company, Ltd, Abaco Family Medicine, Abaco Tourist Office

Courses

5 Mile Course

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8 Mile Course

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13 Mile Course

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Support boats will be available to assist, but paddlers should plan to bring adequate water and snacks for the trip. Remember, the sun in The Bahamas is hot, so pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and if you burn easily, clothing to cover yourself up with along the way.

Kayaking is a water activity, so be aware that anything that goes in the kayak with you will get wet whether it be from a splash from passing boat wake, drops from paddles, or a quick rain storm.

Kayaking is a physical activity, remember the further you venture, the further the paddle to return.

There will be a beach barbeque & party for spectators to cheer the paddlers on as they come in from their journey. For more information call the FRIENDS office at 367-2721 or info@friendsoftheenvironment.org