and the rest of the 2011 year events: (more info on each to be announced as dates approach)
May 7th -- first WINDSURFING LESSONS of the year
Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta. Contact Chuck at email@example.com for reservations. Professional, 5 to 6 hour, full-on lesson with use of land simulator and securely anchored boards in the water. You sail that day at your pace, when you are ready ! Next lesson date : June 18th.
May 28th - River Rocks Festival - Columbia, SC
As part of Columbia's annual river festival, come participate in the first organized SUP race in Columbia, SC. (Not a Whitecap hosted event, but we are participating.) The Columbia Canal is the venue. Couldn't be easier. No experience necessary! Whitecap will have some charter boards available -- call or email to reserve one!
June 4th -- ACWA WINDFest @ Lake Monticello
Annual gathering of Augusta-Columbia Windsurfing Association -- 8th year! Always planing wind, too. (We r so lucky!) Sailing, paddling, Cook-out. Free instruction --tell family, friends. All welcome! Free. (For lessons: Reservations required and restrictions apply, particularly for children. )
June 11th -- Surf Sailors WINDfest @ St Simons, GA
Come one, come all! Annual on-the-beach windsurfing and catamaran extravaganza with 2011 demo gear from Aerotech, Exocet, and others. Food, fun, family friendly. Boatyard social at night w/ music, more food. FREE for everyone.
June 24 - 26th -- Women's SUP X-perience w/ Betsy Risner (St Simons, GA)
3-day, SUP-themed escape weekend for women only. Beginner to experienced -- daily sessions for your level, your preference. Clinics by sponsored, national race champion, Betsy Risner. Instruction, flatwater, waves, excursions, fitness sessions, yoga on the beach -- and more! Great Food. One price -- all inclusive.
July 23rd -- Golden Isles SUPer Safari (multi-stop, by boat from SSI, GA)
Boards on boats, day-long excursion to Cumberland and other points for SUP surfing and exploring. Minimal cost.
August 20th -- Savannah Riverkeeper's PADDLEFEST (Augusta, GA)
Be a part of the SUP fleet in an entertaining race on an interesting urban course. Race among all the home-made rafts in this annual event in downtown Augusta on the Savannah. A great scene-- lots of fun! Excellent event for you first-timers.
August 27th -- Golden Isles SUPer Safari
Repeat of above event from July 23rd.
Sept 24th - Oct 1st -- OBX Trip, annual Whitecap Customer Trip (Outer Banks, NC)
(3 of 14 spaces still open. Call now to reserve. Annual surf-culture trip for windsurfing and SUP wave-riding in perfect conditions, far away from stress. You never know what might happen on this trip! )
October 14 -15
Golden Isles Paddleboard Classic
> an SUP race <
( See at www.goldenislesSUP.com )
@ St Simons Island, GA
WPA, ECPA sanctioned race for all-classes. $5,000 in prizes (last year).