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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Race the Lake of the Sky June 26-28

Posted on June 1, 2015
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Chris and his son Jared Brackett, who is one of nine SUP Brackett kids, have designed a weekend of SUP races for the entire family during Race the Lake of the Sky, June 26-28, 2015 at El Dorado Beach.

Competition will include team relays, youth races, open races, a SUP boarder cross race, and a distance race to Emerald Bay.

Chris started South Tahoe Stand-Up Paddle two years ago after selling just two stand-up paddle boards. Since then, it’s brought their family together.

For this race series, Chris has tapped into his snowboard background to invent a SUP Cross similar to boarder cross that will have competitors starting out of a custom-built gate and racing through a series of zig-zags. You be the judge. There’s a race for every paddler, and best all, kids 12 and under can race for free.

Performance Paddling SUP Racing Clinics

El Dorado 5 miler

SUP Cross

Grom Race

Emerald Bay 14 Mile Distance Race

Team Relay

Protect Your Favorite Place. Protect Your Favorite Pastime.

Join our local paddle shops, and other paddlers and become a Tahoe Keeper to help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) into Lake Tahoe and Truckee water bodies.

It’s easy. It’s free. It matters.

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity. Invaders spread through the transport of water and debris that can collect in cockpits and hatches, and cling to outer hulls, rudders and paddles. Spreading AIS violates local, state, and federal laws.

Self-Inspect & Decontaminate: The Tahoe Keepers online training program demonstrates how to Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and gear every time you haul out or move between water bodies, and properly Dispose of any plants or debris.

  • CLEAN watercraft with pressurized water, removing all dirt, plant, and animal material from your rudder, hull, cockpit, and fishing gear. DISPOSE of foreign matter above the waterline on dry land or in a trash can.
  • DRAIN the water from your hatches and cockpits on land before you leave the immediate area.
  • DRY your watercraft before launching it again.

When paddling in an area infested with AIS or if you find contaminants on your boat or board, implement additional decontamination measures, such as spraying with pressurized water and keeping your watercraft completely dry for at least 5 days.

Prevent In-basin Transfer of AIS: If you only paddle within the Lake Tahoe basin, it is still very important to inspect your watercraft and gear to ensure you are not inadvertently transporting invaders found in Lake Tahoe to other Tahoe-Truckee area water bodies.

Learn more and join the Tahoe Keepers stewardship community at www.TahoeKeepers.org.  Call 1-888-824-6267 for the AIS hotline.

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