On Saturday, October 29, more than 150 paddlers took to the water at McNear's Beach in San Rafael as part of the inaugural Battle of the Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Races. It was an exciting day on the Bay, as novice and elite paddlers competed for cash prizes along 4-mile and 5-mile courses. The action continued throughout the afternoon with kids' and relay races, SUP board demos and a manufacturers' expo. Later that evening, racers celebrated at the post-race after party at the Marin Yacht Club. Congratulations to all of the paddlers, organizers, sponsors and volunteers for a very successful event! Read the full Battle of the Bay race report here, including race results.
The Battle of the Bay organizers will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to support San Francisco Baykeeper's work to keep the Bay clean for all the paddlers and recreationalists who like to play in its waters. We are also very excited to have the support of individuals who personally fundraised to further increase awareness and support for Baykeeper. Help support their fundraising efforts by making a contribution in honor of the Battle of the Bay SUP Races!