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Dates: July 21, 2018

A series of races for ages 5 – 17 in the heart of Breaux Bridge.

The series of youth races will be held on the Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is on the 2nd to last Saturday in July each year. See the exact date on the scrolling list of races.
Registration costs $10 and includes  lunch for the youth participants. Boats and paddles are provided, if needed. You must bring your own PFD.
The registration fee allows each paddler to compete in all races in the appropriate age division.
The races are from 250 yards to a mile in length, the races are staged around buoys so that the racers are within view of the park at all times.

There are entrances to the park on Bridge Street next to St. Bernard School and on Main Street next to Breaux Bridge Junior High.

On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., safety check at 8 a.m., and the first race at 9 a.m.

 

Age Divisions

Fledgling I

Limited to all those 5-7 years old as of race day. Race course is 250 yards.

Fledgling II

Limited to all those 8-10 years old as of race day. Race course is 250 yards.

Bantam

Limited to all those 11 & 12 years old as of race day. Race course is 500 yards.

Juvenile

Limited to all those 13 & 14 years old as of race day. Race course is approximately one mile.

Junior

Limited to all those 15-17 years old as of race day. Race course is approximately one mile.

 

Classes

K1 Race

Open or closed deck, rudder, length unlimited, double blade paddles. Limited to one paddler.

one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.

K1 Recreational

Any recreational kayak without a rudder, double blade paddles. Limited to one paddler.

a non movable sceg (sternward extension of the keel) is allowed, one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.

K2 Recreational

Any recreational kayak without a rudder, double blade paddles. Limited to two paddlers.

a non movable sceg (sternward extension of the keel) is allowed, one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.