Jersey Paddle Boards, located at 622 Jersey Ave. in Greenwood Lake, will sponsor Paddlepoloozza on Sat., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. The race, which is designed for beginners all the way to experts, is either a half-mile or a one, three, six or 12-mile course for kayaks and standup paddle boards on Greenwood Lake. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The 12-mile race will start at 9:30 a.m. and the remainder of the races will take off at 10 a.m. The deadline to sign up for the race is Tues., Sept. 12.
An after party will take place at Jersey Paddle Boards with food and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit the Greenwood Lake Skatepark project in memory of Dale Hirrel and the Greenwood Lake Teen Center. Parking is limited at both locations, mostly for the after party, so there will be parking attendants on duty. Racer registration includes race, shirt, goodies, and the after party with a buffet. Non-racers are welcome to attend the party and can purchase just a bracelet for the buffet. This will be a World Paddle Association (WPA)-sanctioned event, however it will be a non-points race. All WPA racing rules and regulations will apply. All paddlers 14 and over must wear a USCG approved type III PFD or have one attached to their board. All children 13 and under must wear a vest type PFD and use a leash. No exceptions.
For more information visit www.jerseypaddleboards.com or send an email to Mickilees@yahoo.com.