$30 – $250

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

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Santa Catalina Island- Two Harbors

Isthmus Cove

Catalina Island, CA 90704

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The Catalina Classic is the oldest and most celebrated endurance paddleboard race in the world.

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August 25,2019 will mark the 41st Catalina Classic Paddleboard race. Established in 1955, the Catalina Classic is the oldest and most celebrated endurance paddleboard race in the world.

This historic 32-mile marathon, which starts at Catalina’s Isthmus cove and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier; attracts paddlers from all over the world and is known as the “Grand-Daddy of all paddleboard races.”

This event is organized and conducted by the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Association, Inc., a volunteer 501c4 non-profit organization. The Association promotes a tradition of prone paddling that honors the original paddleboard race from Catalina Island to the pier of Manhattan Beach, California. This is a race by paddlers for paddlers.

Qualifiers:

If you raced in the 2018 Catalina Classic and finished within the 9 hour cut-off, you do not need to re-qualify. You will need to register by May 31, 2019, and pay in full.

Paddlers who did NOT complete last year’s race within the 9 hour cut-off , MUST register by May 31, 2019, pay a non-refundable deposit of $30, AND compete in at least one of the qualifying paddleboard races listed below.

Qualifying race results for each paddler will be used to determine entry into this year’s race as space is limited. The number of available open spots will be determined by the number of 2018 paddlers ( Finishers) who are returning .

Qualifying Races:

The South Bay Paddle: June 8, 2019

The Jay Race : June 22, 2019

The Rock2Rock : June 30, 2019

The Waterman’s : July 13, 2019

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.”

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 20, 2019. For those paddlers needing to qualify, once you are notified that you’re in the race, the balance of your registration payment ( $220) will be due upon notification. This MUST be received by August 3, 2019.

ESCORT BOATS:

Please refer to our website re: minimum standards for Escort Boats. We can't emphasize enough, the significance of picking the right escort boat AND crew. Your success depends on it. Start looking for a boat and crew now!

Visit our website for Race info, Qualifying requirements, Race rules, history of the race and additional info:

Catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org

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Santa Catalina Island- Two Harbors

Isthmus Cove

Catalina Island, CA 90704

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