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The inaugural race was held May 25, 2013. Please check back later to find details for the 2014 California 100.
Participating in paddle sports on moving water is an inherently dangerous activity. Cal 100 participants are responsible for knowing and understanding that participating in this event poses risk of injury or fatality. Participants must be properly prepared and are required to have the necessary training in vessel handling, self rescue and basic first aid to take part in the Cal 100.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Before you register, read the information below to be sure you are registering for the right category. Race course information will be added soon. Please check back often for updates!
What do you get? Registration includes: your entry into California 100, race t-shirt, goodie bag, BBQ on Sunday (food is largely supplied by local farmers and cattle ranchers), entry into raffle, free massage at awards BBQ on Sunday, opportunity to join silent auction Sunday, Bragging rights that you paddled the Cal 100!
Competitive Class Description
Competitive Class- This is the prize class for the serious racers. Medals for top three finishers in each solo and tandem division. Prizes for top overall woman, man and tandem team.
- Any 1 or 2 person boat or paddle type you choose. Examples, K1,K2, Surfski, Sea Kayak, OC1, OC2, SUP. Solo- Men/Women, Tandem- Men/Women/Coed
Adventure Class Description
Adventure class is for anyone who is in it for fun and adventure and for those with a competitive spirit. Medals will be given for top three finishers in each category. This class is further divided into men’s and women’s categories for solo, tandem, teams and relays. Adventure Class is appropriate for beginners, intermediate and experienced. It is not appropriate if you are regular, serious competitor in long distance paddle races. Teams are considered any single vessel with more than two people. Team members must remain the same throughout the race. Relays are considered any vessel with any combination of people. Relay members must paddle at least one full leg of the course and may paddle all 4 legs. For example: a team is the same 4 people in an outrigger canoe for the whole race. A relay may be 4 people who each paddle one leg of the race on a SUP board or a 4 person outrigger with paddlers trading out at the checkpoints. The maximum number of people in a relay is 24. No rowing shells allowed in the Cal 100.
Adventure Class Categories:
Stand Up Paddle:
- Any SUP board
USCA Marathon Canoe:
- Must meet USCA rules for Competition Cruiser (4X32) or Pro Boat (3X27)Tandem or Solo. See link at US Canoe
- Any 1 or 2 person boat or paddle type you choose. Examples: K1,K2, Surfski, Sea Kayak, OC1, OC2, non USCA spec racing Canoe.
Recreation Class Plastic/Aluminum:
- Any 1 or 2 man full Plastic or Aluminum Vessel. Example: Plastic Sea Kayak, Sit on Top Plastic Ocean kayak, Full Plastic Canoe, Stock Aluminum Cruiser Canoe.
- Any solo kayak that is 18ft max length and greater than 20 inches width or Tandem kayak 22ft max length and greater than 26 inches width. Examples: Epic 18x, Seaward Passat Tandem…. There are many others.
- Anything Goes! Any boats and any number of people, up to 24 total. Examples: 2 people doing 2 legs each, or 4 people each doing 1 leg. Or OC6 with swaps at each check point.
Multi Person Team:
- Any Boat holding more than 2 people. There are no additional restrictions or rules Examples: OC6, Dragon boat, K4, 3man Adventure Race kayak.
If you have any questions regarding boats or what class you should race in PLEASE email us before you register firstname.lastname@example.org