Choose from SUP, surfski, marathon, kayak or canoe classes in this race on beautiful Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a 3 and 6 mile race option, the Paddle Grapple offers an option for every boater, whether recreational or elite. Awards will be given to top finishers in each class.
High Performance Kayaks/Open class – This is almost all 18+ ft long kayaks (depending on width) plus some shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater kayaks.
Fast Sea Kayak class – Too long or too narrow (or both) to fit into sea kayak class. Too short or too wide for HPK.
Sea Kayak class – Starting at 14.1 ft in length up to approx. 16-17.5 ft in length depending on width.
Rec class – This is anything at 14 ft or less in length, period. No width data is needed.
Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.
SUP – Open to all boards ( see all categories when registering )
Pre-registration:Online Registration opens June 15th and closes at 11:59 am on Wednesday, July 29th. Onsite Registration: 8-9:30 am @ NRC Event Tent next to the Boat Ramp. $10 late fee applies to onsite registrations. Cost: Registration is $40 for each class of craft.