2016 Teal Lake Paddle Rules

The purpose of these rules is to make the event SAFE and FUN.  Safety is of the utmost importance during this event.  Please keep those points in mind as you have fun competing in the Teal Lake Paddle.

 

TEAL LAKE PADDLE RACE RULES:

1.) All Racers are required to provide their own and wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for each person in or on the craft during the entire race: NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.

2.)  All water craft participating in a race shall have onboard at all times a whistle or other sounding device to be used in case of an emergency.

3.) If a competitor is in distress each competitor in the immediate vicinity is required to lend assistance to your fellow competitor.

4.) The beach and swimming area located and marked north of the starting line is off limits to all participants.

5.) Awards will be presented for First, Second and Third Place finishers in each of the following classes:

  • Stand Up Paddleboard Adult Male
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Adult Female
  • Stand Up Paddleboard 15 and under Male
  • Stand Up Paddleboard 15 and under Female
  • Canoe Adult Male
  • Canoe Adult Female
  • Canoe 15 and under Male
  • Canoe 15 and under Female.
  • Kayak Adult Male
  • Kayak Adult Female
  • Kayak 15 and under Male
  • Kayak 15 and under Female

6.) The 2.0 mile Ensign stand up paddle board race will begin at 10:15 am with Adventure stand up paddle board competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

7.) The 2.0 mile Ensign canoe race will begin at 10:15 am with Adventure canoe competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

8.) The 2.0 mile Ensign kayak race will begin at 10:15 am with Adventure kayak competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

9.) The 6.0 mile Admiral stand up paddle board race will begin at 10:00 am with Elite stand up paddle board competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

10.) The 6.0 mile Admiral canoe race will begin at 10:00 am with Elite canoe competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

11.) The 6.0 mile Admiral kayak race will begin at 10:00 am with Elite kayak competitors regardless of class all starting at the same time.

12.) All competitors who quit the race for any reason before the finish line must report to the Race Director at the finish line as soon as possible.

13.) Any number of single blade paddles of any material and size may be used with a canoe or stand up paddle board.  A competitor in a canoe or stand up paddle board may use only one single blade paddle at a time.

14.) Any number of double bladed paddles may be used with a kayak.  A competitor in a kayak may use only one double blade paddle at a time.

15.) Canoes shall be propelled solely by means of single ended paddles.

16.) Stand Up Paddle Boards shall be propelled solely by means of single ended paddles.

17.) Kayaks shall be propelled solely by means of a double ended paddle.

18.) Paddles shall not be supported on the boat in any way.

19.) After the race starts no alteration to the crew is allowed.

20.) Boat repairs are allowed during the race.  Such repair time will be regarded as paddle time for total elapsed time to complete the race.

21.) Where a boat withdraws from the race, for whatever reason, that boat may not re-enter the race at any subsequent point during the race.

22.) “Withdrawal” refers to the notification by a competitor to a race official that he/she no longer wishes to paddle in the race or if you remove your craft from the water prior to finishing.

23.) When a boat withdraws between checkpoints every effort must be made to report the fact to nearest race official and/or the Race Director at the finish line.

24.) All competitors must obey all directions from race or safety officials.  The penalty for failing to do so is immediate disqualification.

25.) Protests must be lodged in writing within one half hour of completion of the race.

26.) All craft must carry sufficient buoyancy to remain floating level if capsized.

27.) All competitors must be able to swim at least 50 meters.

28.) All competitors and passengers in or on all water craft must wear a great big smile for the duration of the event and preferably for days and weeks afterwards.  Be safe have fun.

 

TEAL LAKE PADDLE TREASURE HUNT RULES:

1.) All Treasure Hunt participants are required to provide their own and wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for each person in or on the craft during the entire Treasure Hunt: NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.

2.) All water craft participating in the Treasure Hunt shall have onboard at all times a whistle or other sounding device to be used in case of an emergency.

3.) If a participant is in distress each participant in the immediate vicinity is required to lend assistance to your fellow participant who needs help.

4.) The beach and swimming area located and marked north of the starting line is off limits to all participants.

5.) The Teal Lake Paddle Treasure Hunt will begin at 12:00 noon with a mass start that will include Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Canoes and Kayaks.

6.) Participants in the Teal Lake Paddle Treasure Hunt must return to the staging area no later than 1:30 pm to redeem their tokens to be eligible for prizes.  Prizes will be awarded from a random drawing for each Treasure Station. Your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the number of prizes at each Treasure Station.

7.) All participants regardless of whether or not they elect to collect and redeem tokens must check in with race officials after returning to shore to confirm that they have made it off the water safely.

8.) Each Treasure Hunt participant is entitled to collect one token from each Treasure Hunt Station located along the shore of Teal Lake. Multiple tokens submitted from the same Treasure Hunt Station by the same participant will not be honored.

9.) All participants who quit the Treasure Hunt for any reason before the finish line must report to the Treasure Hunt Director at the finish line as soon as possible.

10.) Any number of single blade paddles of any material and size may be used with a canoe or stand up paddle board.  A participant in a canoe or stand up paddle board may use only one single blade paddle at a time.

11.) Any number of double bladed paddles may be used with a kayak.  A participant in a kayak may use only one double blade paddle at a time.

12.) Canoes shall be propelled solely by means of single ended paddles.

13.) Stand Up Paddle Boards shall be propelled solely by means of single ended paddles.

14.) Kayaks shall be propelled solely by means of a double ended paddle.

15.) Paddles shall not be supported on the boat in any way.

16.) After the Treasure Hunt starts no alteration to the crew is allowed.

17.) Boat repairs are allowed during the Treasure Hunt.  Such repair time will be regarded as paddle time for total elapsed time to complete the Treasure Hunt.

18.) Where a boat withdraws from the Treasure Hunt, for whatever reason, that boat may not re-enter the Treasure Hunt at any subsequent point during the Treasure Hunt.

19.) “Withdrawal” refers to the notification by a participant to the Treasure Hunt official that he/she no longer wishes to paddle in the Treasure Hunt or if you remove your craft from the water prior to finishing.

20.) When a boat withdraws between checkpoints every effort must be made to report the fact to nearest Treasure Hunt official and/or the Treasure Hunt Director at the finish line.

21.) All participants must obey all directions from Treasure Hunt or safety officials.  The penalty for failing to do so is immediate disqualification.

22.) A participant in the Treasure Hunt may for, whatever reason, temporarily beach their craft, but for no reason while participating in the treasure hunt may a competitor completely remove their craft from the water unless they Finish their Treasure Hunt or, for whatever reason, Withdraw or are Disqualified.

23.) All craft must carry sufficient buoyancy to remain floating level if capsized.

24.) All participants must be able to swim at least 50 meters.

25.) All participants and passengers in or on all water craft must wear a great big smile for the duration of the event and preferably for days and weeks afterwards.  Be safe have fun.