May Captain’s Update

Hello Captains and Paddlers!

We have hit the middle of May and less than 6 weeks until Race Day. We have 25 teams registered, and two teams in the pipeline awaiting check approval. We now only have ONE SLOT AVAILABLE, and then the field is full. Team registration deadline is June 3rd. Let me know as soon as possible if you are coming! “First come, first served.”

To all my teams that have already registered, I need you to complete your team-bio! We need more than just a one line sentence. Our announcer, “Jeff “T-Bone” Taylor from 104.9 The Surf, reads your bio throughout the day. So tell us a little more about you, your team, and especially if your team was sponsored. Make sure you mention their name as well. They helped get you there.

Keep building your team. Some teams already have a full roster and that is great! Let me know if you need paddlers, I may be able to help you out, but you need a minimum of 16 paddlers, a drummer, AND don’t forget at least 8 females paddling in each race. Men’s Division is exempt, of course, to this rule. Let’s fill those boats up with 20 paddlers and a drummer!

This year everyone has to sign a waiver before paddling. We are in the process of getting that together. When I get them, you will get them.

A practice session will be set up the week of race day, but I cannot set the schedule until registration closes. Most likely it will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 9 slots (3 boats on the water) each day.

To all my teams that are traveling, we are hoping to firm up all hotel plans by the end of this week. We are talking with Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn for blocks of rooms and special rates. Please do not contact them yet, until I give you the go ahead. I may be able to give you a special link to book your room, so hang tight….

To ALL my paddlers, FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE!!! This is why we do this, to provide assistance for cancer patients that live, work or receive treatment in Beaufort County. We help mitigate the financial stresses that can impede treatment, medically and emotionally.

Put together a little correspondence about you and why you are doing this, then send it to all your friends, family, and co-workers. Be sure to put it on social media. You will be surprised at the responses you’ll get back! Our goal this year is $80,000. We can do this!

If you have any questions feel free to email, text, or call me! I am here to help you.

Paddles Up!!!

Darlene McGrath
Race Day Teams Coordinator


A big thank you to all our sponsors!








Welcome Captains

Hello 2023 Captains and Paddlers!!

Check back here as we move toward raceday for important updates.

We will be in contact monthly to keep you updated.


Your Team Coordinator,

Darlene McGrath