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Waterman’s Memorial Race

Waterman’s Landing in North Lake Tahoe’s Carnelian Bay will host the Waterman’s Memorial Race, the first of a four-event Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series on Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  Since 2009, this race kicks off the local paddlesport race season over Memorial Day weekend.

The change in venue this year has included a 3 mile short course and a 6 mile long course option. Racers can also choose to do both races as they will be run separately.  The racing wraps up with the always exciting and entertaining, 1 mile Kids SUP Race. Also new, a significant decrease in the entry fee is being warmly welcomed for all of the day’s events. Pre-registration is set at $35 for the either the 3 or 6 miler and kids under 17 can race the 1 miler for $5.  Ages 10 and under are free.

The race is open to all paddling craft and  participants of all ability levels. Race #1 is the short course 3 mile race starting at 9am followed by the long course 6 mile race starting at 10:30am and finally the 1 mile kids race starting around 12:30. Awards for each race will follow the kids race.

A special Paddlers Chicken Bowl will be available post race for participants for $7 at the Waterman’s Landing Cafe, located right on the beach at the race venue. Waterman’s has a full breakfast and lunch menu with beer and wine also available.  All the usual summer snacks too so bring the whole family for a great day on the beach.

Spectators are welcome and the always festive atmosphere will include a vendor village and free demos following the race.


All team participants (OC2, OC6, Tandem and Trandem) must register with a team name and sign the Release of Liability form.

On-line Registration is $35 per participant. Race Day Registration is $45 per participant. Race day registration starts at 7:30 am and is *cash / check only.

For registration and more information, visit Red Podium here.

The Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series is made possible by the following sponsors:  Lake Tahoe Waterman Association, Watermans Landing, 404 paddleboards, Epic Kayaks, Quickblade Paddles, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Odyssey Charters Tahoe, Truckee Tahoe Medical Group, Tahoe TV/Lake Tahoe Visitor Channel.