Fancy a SUP race with a difference? The Red Bull Privateers SUP race is certainly that!
Treasure chests, mangrove mazes and plenty of pirate history makes this unique team event very different from your usual SUP race! And it sounds pretty fun too with its new race format.
On February 10th, top Stand Up Paddlers from across the nation will compete in the inaugural event – Red Bull Privateers in the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida. Event organisers are expecting 300-500 paddlers to take part, and rumour has it Izzy Gomez and brother Giorgio will be there as part of Team Starboard. Red Bull tell us more…
Red Bull Privateers Stand Up Paddleboard Race comes to Marco Island, Florida.
Team SUP race inspired by pirate history of Calico Jack and the lost treasure of Cape Romano.
WHAT: For the first time, Red Bull Privateers Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Race will take place on Cape Romano, just South of Marco Island, FL. In this unique racing event, teams of four paddlers have two and a half hours to navigate through the mangrove mazes of the Ten Thousand Islands to retrieve treasure from fifteen hidden treasure chests. The team to collect all fifteen gold doubloons (treasure coins) and cross the finish line in the shortest amount of time wins.
In the early 1700’s, Native American Tribes, Buccaneers and Outlaws called the Ten Thousand Island area of South Florida home. The most famous of which was Captain “Calico Jack” Rackham. Inspired by Calico Jack’s knowledge of the area and his tales of hidden treasure, there are legends of treasure still buried somewhere in the Ten Thousand Island/Cape Romano area.
WHO: Amateur and professional SUP athletes will come together and participate in teams of four. Each team will have two and a half hours to collect one doubloon (treasure coin) from each of the fifteen treasure chests hidden throughout the islands. The team that collects all the doubloons and crosses the finish line in the fastest time, wins!
An Entry fee of $100 per team is required, with a portion being donated to the Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve.
WHERE: Cape Romano located in the Rookery Bay Aquatic Preserve
Ten Thousand Islands, FL.
Launch Point will be Caxambus boat ramp on Marco Island.
Free to the public.
WHEN: Saturday 10th February 2018. 11:00 a.m. – Race Begins. 1:30 p.m. – Race Ends (Interviews available with winning team)
CONTACT: David DeLooper – firstname.lastname@example.org 470.363.3078. Dustin Schumacher email@example.com 404.285.2906
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