Long distance paddle, anyone? (Cocoa, FL)

A buddy of mine is organizing the 3rd annual C2C paddle in Cocoa, FL for October. I'm thinking of entering with my WR 18. Details are:

Hello Paddlers,

Our third annual Causeway to Causeway Paddle Challenge (C2C) is
scheduled for October 17th. This will again be a 22 mile non trophy
event, but we will track participants finish times. All paddlecraft are
welcome to attend.

Sign-up will start at 7AM and we will start promptly at 8 AM. Entry fee
is $20. This will include a nice sun-blocker paddling jersey, raffle
items and lunch. The challenge will start at Lee Wenner Park at Cocoa 
Village (at the base of the SR 520 Causeway bridge). The course will
parallel the Intracoastal Waterway in the Indian River and continue
south for 11 miles to the bridge at the Pineda Causeway (SR 519). Turn
around will be just prior to the bridge at a Manatee No Wake Zone sign
which will also be marked with a buoy.

There will be a maximum of 4 hours for paddlers to reach the turn around
point. Any paddlers not meeting the 4 hours will exit the water at
POW-MIA Park adjacent to the turn around. Also, any paddler who wishes
to, can leave the course at that point. Any one exiting here will be
provided a ride back to Lee Wenner Park.

Escort boats  will follow the paddlers and escort stragglers to the
finish line. There will be water on board the boats for paddlers but
plan on bringing sufficient water for yourselves. A hydration pack or
equivalent is recommended. Also reef shoes are recommended for water
entry and exit.

If you will be entering this event, please e-mail us your shirt size so
we can order the proper amount. If you wish to order additional shirts,
send us those sizes as well.

Please e-mail if you plan on attending so we can get an idea of how many
t-shirts to order (along with shirt size). We are getting very excited
about holding this challenge. It will be a lot of fun and a will be a
true long distance challenge for every one. We will be sending more
updates as the date gets closer. Please forward this to anyone who you
think may be interested.

This event is being organized by the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum. All
proceeds will benefit the  operation of the museum and its community

There is plenty to do in Cocoa Village if you wish to bring your family.
There are numerous restaurants and stores as well as a large park &
playground. There is an arts & crafts fair in Cocoa Village that
weekend. There are also several drinking establishments for that after
race beer.      

Those participating in the challenge can eat for free, family members
can eat for a $5 donation to the museum. In order to have enough food,
please provide the total number of participants and family members you
will have. We need to have these numbers no later than Friday, October 12.

Email jhughes@cocoabeachsurfmuseum.org


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