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Aug 18

Cape to Cape Challenge

August 18, 2019

Cape to Cape

There are 2 races in 2019:
1) A 5 mile rec paddle
2) A 16-mile race from Delaware to Cape may across the Delaware Bay.
Parking will be located at the Cape May Terminal’s “Walk On Passenger Lot” on the West side of the CMLF Facility. Participants will load their boards in bags into the transportation vehicles. All participants will then walk on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry from New Jersey to Delaware. After a 75 minute ride, the ferry will be docked in Lewes. Racers will assemble their equipment and launch their vessel from the public dock located on the east side of the terminal. Racers will be given a warm up period and then lined up in coordination to their board classes, and the 16 mile race will begin. Racers will be required to stay inside the diamond shape vessel/support boat flotilla for safety concerns. Because the Cape to Cape Paddle is crossing Shipping Lanes for Cargo, Commercial Fishing and Recreational Boating Areas, there is will be a STRICTLY ENFORCED halfway point at two hours and fifteen minutes (2:15), and Four and One Half hour (4:30) cut off for all paddlers. When agreeing to the rules of the event, Participants accept a 4.5 Hour Window for the paddle. Regardless of position on the course, ALL RACERS MUST CONCEDE AFTER 4.5 HOURS AND BOARD A VESSEL.

Paddlers must follow the Baymaster/starter’s instructions. Final start instructions for the Cape to Cape will be communicated formally ten minutes prior to the race start time.

Baymaster is the head official for the CAPE TO CAPE CHALLENGE racing event and has the final say in disqualification rulings, finishes and race protest filings.

The course is a straight course across the Delaware Bay from Lewes DE to CAPE MAY NJ

The course is a straight course across the Delaware Bay from Lewes DE to Lower Twp NJ. At no time during the race may a competitor impede another competitor. Unsportsmanlike conduct/actions will result in disqualification. Any competitor failing to round all buoys will be disqualified from the race. Working as a team is what this event is all about.
All safety regulations must be followed including but not limited to wearing a leash and Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device.

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Chad Desatnick


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