Downtown Paddle Races

Friday 29 July, 12:30-14:00

The Downtown Paddle Races will be held at Jacksonville Landing on Friday 29 July (weather dependent). Enjoy a gull’s eye view of downtown Jacksonville by hopping into a kayak with a partner on the St. Johns River and racing to the finish line at the Jacksonville Landing where your friends may be rooting for you. Intercollegiate and international rivalries encouraged! Meet at the waterfront at Jacksonville Landing at 12:00. There is a $25 team entry fee.

For details as the time approaches, visit the AOU 2011 website or contact Louise Venne (

You must wear a life jacket, have experience paddling kayaks, and be willing to sign a liability release form, which will be provided at the time of the race. A motorized safety boat will supervise the races. There will be a limit of 40 participants, i.e., 20 teams.