Qualifying Races

The following are the qualifying requirements to be eligible to race in the 2018 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, August 26th, 2018.

RETURNING QUALIFIED PADDLERS:

Qualified paddlers must have completed the prior year’s race by the 9 hour time cut-off as specified in the document titled “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The $250 entry fee and completed application are due May 31, 2018 to hold your place in the 100 person field.

Registration for returning qualified paddlers closes May 31, 2018.

Your completed application MUST be received by the Catalina Classic Race Committee by the final deadline of  May 31, 2018. 

Completed application means all paddler information (including escort boat information) and application fee must included with your online application.

NON QUALIFIED PADDLERS:

Paddlers who did not complete last year’s race within the 9 hour cut-off  MUST compete in at least one of the paddleboard races listed below.

A $30 non- refundable application fee and completed application are due by May 31, 2018.

Qualifying race results for each paddler will be used to determine entry into this year’s race as space is limited.

Qualifying Races:

  • The Loop Race – cancelled for 2018
  • The South Bay Paddle:     June 9, 2018   – New Race- more info coming 
  • The Jay Race :                    June 16, 2018
  • The Rock2Rock :               June 24, 2018
  • The Waterman’s :              June 30, 2018

Qualifying spots will be determined by the Race Directors with the following considerations:

A) the paddler’s overall placing in the respective qualifying race

B)  the paddler’s finishing time based on the time standard set forth in the “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The number of available open spots will be determined by the number of qualified paddlers returning . 

Your completed application MUST be received by the Catalina Classic Race Committee by the final deadline of  May 31, 2018. 

On-Line Registration opens April 1, 2018.  The registration link to Paddle Guru will be posted on our home page.

Upon completion of the June qualifying races, the Directors will notify paddlers that are re-qualifying of their racing status on or before by July 15, 2018.

Full payment ( through the Race Hub website) will be due upon notification. Final payment for re-qualifying paddlers MUST be received by July 23, 2018.

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard race is held the weekend before Labor Day weekend. This year the race will begin on August 26, 2018, at 6:00 a.m.