Tahoe Fall Classic

Tahoe Fall Classic Paddle Race Crosses Lake Tahoe September 10th

 

UPDATE! 2018 Tahoe Fall Classic Race (all distances) is CANCELED due to high winds and unsafe lake crossing conditions!

posted 9/14/2018 at 9:50am

The wind is too high to cross the lake but we can still have fun and paddle!

Let’s utilize the wind and take advantage of Lake Tahoe’s awesome downwind conditions. We are scheduling to meet at Watermans Landing at 9am where you will receive your shirt and race mug and start organizing the first downwind shuttle. We will have three shuttle times set up for the day.

If you are less experienced in downwind conditions we would recommend going on the first shuttle as the wind will be good but not peaking. First shuttle will leave Watermans at 10am. Shuttle two will be around 12 and will be for those with downwind experience only and shuttle three will be at 2 and again must be a very experienced downwind paddler.

If you are interested in paddling in a double Surfski or OC2 with Jay Wild please send us a message (info@watermanslanding.com) and we can schedule it. It would be a great way to experience the ultimate Tahoe sleigh ride with the guy that does it all the time!

After we have surfed perfect Tahoe bumps all day we will have a party at Watermans to talk about it and just enjoy hanging with our great paddle community!

 

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LAKE TAHOE, California – The Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series finale the ‘Tahoe Fall Classic’, a 22-mile paddling race and the longest inland distance paddleboard race in the world, will take place at Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Do it solo or get your friends together and make a relay team!

The fourth and final race of the Tahoe Cup series, The Fall Classic will host over 150 men and women paddlers from all over the world.

The cross-lake race starts at 8am from El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Competitors will paddle 22 miles across Lake Tahoe to the finish at the Tahoe Vista beach/boat ramp, Tahoe Vista, North Lake Tahoe.

 

NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

All team participants (including Relay, OC2, OC6, Tandem, Trandem and 3 person relay any craft) must register with team name and sign the Release Of Liability form.

22 Miler Race – On-line registration is $75 per participant. Race day registration is $95 starts 6:45am CASH ONLY ON RACE DAY!

  • 22 Miler SUP Relay –  On-line registration $145 per team. Race day registration is $200 per team. CASH ONLY ON RACE DAY!
    NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS: Each relay team needs to provide their own support boat.
  • 3 mile Race – This race is approved for all ability levels, starting and finishing at Tahoe Vista Beach/Boat Ramp. Register at the beach the morning of Saturday, September 15, 2018 for $35 per participant. 9:30am race start.
  • Kids Paddleboard Race – For kids ages 1-11, starting and finishing at Tahoe Vista Beach/Boat Ramp. Register at the beach the morning of Saturday, September 15, 2018 for $5 per participant. 10:45am race start.
  • Awards – Top 3 in each of the following classes will get an award, must be 4 or more registered paddlers in a category to qualify for an award.
    SUP unlimited
    SUP 14′ men
    SUP 12’6 men
    SUP 14′ women
    SUP 12’6 women
    Surfski men
    Surfski women
    OC1 men
    OC1 women
    Prone stock men
    Prone stock women
    Prone 14′ men
    Prone 14′ women
    Prone unlimited

RACE DAY DETAILS:

Details for 22 Mile Event:

Start Line: The 22 mile race will begin at El Dorado Beach/Lakeview Commons Beach in South Lake Tahoe. 1004 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 The race will begin promptly at 8:00am. Check in begins at 6:30am.

Safety: All participants must wear a floatation device and have a leash for their craft. You will receive a shirt that MUST be worn either on your torso or wrapped around your wait (or hey, your head!). This will enable our safety team to keep track of participants and make sure you are continually headed towards the finish line. There will be a lead boat, a sweep boat, 2 jet skis and Coast Guard to aid you. Please carry water and food as needed.

Parking at the Start: Parking is available on Lakeview Ave. Please DO NOT block Lakeview or HWY 50 when you are unloading. Please DO NOT block the boat ramp. They are very strict about this. We could have our event shut down if the boat ramp is blocked. Thank you for complying with this request.

Shuttle to the Start: If you would like to be shuttled to the Start Line you will need to be at the Tahoe Vista Beach/Rec Area and Boat Launch PARKING LOT. THIS IS NOT AT THE BEACH. Rather it is across N Lake Blvd on National Ave. Shuttle will begin loading at 5:00AM – (yes, you read that correctly!). The shuttle will leave PROMPTLY at 5:30am to ensure an on time start. Shuttle is $10. You must notify us by Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018 if you want to take the shuttle. SPACE IS LIMITED.

THERE IS NO SHUTTLE BACK TO THE START LINE AFTER THE RACE. We will shuttle one way ONLY. Please plan accordingly.

Parking at the Finish: Parking for the Finish (and for the shuttle) is in the lot on National Avenue – kiddie corner from Tahoe Vista Beach and Boat Ramp. The Finish line itself is on Tahoe Vista Beach (7010 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148.)

Details for the 3 Mile/ 1 Mile:

Parking: is in the lot on National Avenue – kiddie corner from Tahoe Vista Beach and Boat Ramp. The Start/Finish line itself is on Tahoe Vista Beach (7010 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148.)

Race Time: The 3 Mile race will begin at 9:30am. The 1 mile kids race will begin at 10:45am.

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, Lauren Corda Acupuncture, WaterKids, Sunnyside Resort.

 

 

 

22 Mile Race Course

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