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"Escape from Coffin Island" Race

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On Sunday October 24, 2010 the PONCE YACHT AND FISHING CLUB will host the first  "Escape from Coffin Island" 8 mile open ocean, downwind SUP and Prone Paddlers Elite race.  Racers will depart on ISLAND VENTURE FERRY at 0800 SHARP from the PYFC fuel dock, taking the racers and their boards to Caja De Muerto "Coffin Island" where they will promptly begin the 8 mile race to the beach of the PYFC.

WEEKEND WARRIORS will start and finish at the PYFC beach for the 3 mile "Pumpkin Dash". The course will take them through the scenic, tarpon filled waters between the PYFC marina, La Guancha, and in the Ponce Bay. The KIDS will race a short "Pumpkin Patch Dash" where they will have to paddle with a pumpkin! This event will coincide with the PYFC "Discover the Carribean" feeder Sailboat Regatta.

REGISTRATION:  All entry fees include: ferry transportation for the Elite classes, jersey, BBQ, raffle, PYFC amenities, and donation to the PYFC  youth sailing program. Registration for the Elite/Prone paddlers "Escape from Coffin Island" begins at 0700 @ the PYFC  youth sailing beach and the ISLAND VENTURE ferry will depart at 0800 SHARP. $65 entry fee.

Weekend Warrior "Pumpkin Dash" registration begins at 0700 @ the PYFC  Youth Sailing beach, and races begin at 0900. $45 entry fee. Kids races $20 entry fee. Post racing BBQ (Ponce style Pig Roast with all the fixin's), music, raffle, and awards will be on the beach along with the PYFC Optimist demos, SUP demos and more!

COURSES:
Elite- Escape from Coffin Island
Weekend Warriors -Pumpkin Dash

AWARD CATEGORIES:  (Beautifully, handcrafted from Ponce!)

ELITE CLASS:

1st overall Male/Female
UNLIMITED / 12'6 RACE / 12' AND UNDER SURF:
Top 3 places in each class

PRONE:
1st overall Male/Female
2nd & 3rd

WEEKEND WARRIORS:
12' and under Surf style boards only
1st overall Male/Female

29 years and under:
Top 3 Male and Female

30 -39 years
Top 3 Male and Female

40 and over
Top 3 Male and Female

KIDS:
10 years and under:
Top 3 Girl and Boy

11-15 year
Top 3 Girl and Boy


More info to come....
Please contact Heather Baus for additional information: [email protected]   or on the Facebook link:  "Escape from Coffin Island" Discover the Caribbean

SPONSORS:
Island Venture Water Excursion, Inc. [email protected]
Artwork: Pame Baez  [email protected]
PYFC/Discover the Caribbean regatta series

Last modified onWednesday, 28 January 2015 10:48
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