Derby Course by Division
Race SUP Division
Paddle Derby Divisions
DERBY: 6 miles; 17’ to 18 1/2’ canoes, excluding USCA Cruisers and pro boats. Men, women, mixed.
RACING: 7 miles; USCA Cruiser & pro boat canoes. Men, women, mixed.
RACE SUP: 4 1/2 miles; stand-up paddleboard.
RECREATIONAL: 3 miles; 18’ maximum canoes (tandem or solo), kayaks or stand-up paddleboards. NOTE: This is a change from previous years. Starting in 2017 all watercraft paddling the 3 mile course are entered into a single recreational division.
Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards as described above. Single-bladed paddles in canoes and stand-up paddleboards, double-bladed paddles in kayaks. U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are required on all boats.
Hoigaard's brings a trailer of canoes and kayaks to Thomas Beach each week, available for anyone who wants to paddle the Paddle Derby. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis.