The Weeks Bay Foundation has hosted the Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race since 2013
This is a great way to get the whole family out on the water and enjoying the Weeks Bay by boat.
The 2017 Pelican Paddle will be held onSaturday, August 5th from 9 am – 12 noon
Registration for the 2017 Pelican Paddle will open in April
The race course is 3.5 miles and we will crown 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following groups:
-Men’s Solo Kayak
-Women’s Solo Kayak
-Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under)
-Canoe (2 paddlers)
-Stand Up Paddle Board
-Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, excluding sailboats)
-Pro Solo Kayak (A 7.0 mile race, any age and gender.)
Eco-tour: If you’re not interested in racing, but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive Eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area.
Loaner Gear: If you would like to participate in the race or the Eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (PFD, Paddle, Kayak or Canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company and 17 Turtles Outfitters have generously donated some canoes and kayaks, with paddles and PFDs, for the day of the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, please call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available.