Bogey & Bacall Classic

It’s back and it’s going to be bigger than ever. This weekend paddlesports enthusiasts will descend upon Key Largo for the return of the Bogey & Bacall Classic Paddle Festival.

The weekend will be broken into two separate events, with the Bogey Classic taking place first on Saturday. The Bogey Classic includes a 13.2-mile course for canoes, surfskis and kayaks, as well as a 6-mile Elite SUP race, both starting and finishing from the shoreline of Florida Bay Outfitters. The canoe and kayak course takes racers on a scenic tour through mangrove creeks and out to the bay of Blackwater Sound. Standup paddlers will race a rectangular course with buoy turns in the bay. The day will conclude with the Sunset Beach Happy Hour Party at Florida Bay Outfitters following the awards ceremony.

On Sunday, the Bacall Classic will offer shorter courses from the previous day. Canoes, surfskis and kayaks will race a 6-mile course, while standup paddlers can compete on a quick 3-mile course. Races for the different disciplines will be held on the same course with canoes, surfskis and kayaks racing two laps around a 3-mile course that standup paddlers will also compete on.

Schedule:
Saturday, February 4, 2012 – The Bogey Classic
8:00–9:15 a.m. – On-site registration and race packet pick up
9:30 a.m. – Pre-race briefing followed by boat launch and lineup at start
10:00 a.m. – Start of 13.2-mile kayak & canoe race
10:10 a.m. – Start of 6-mile elite SUP race
1:00 p.m. – Bogey Classic ends; racers not finished will be picked up by support boats
1:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
6 p.m. – Sunset Beach Happy Hour Party at Florida Bay Outfitters

Sunday, February 5, 2012 – The Bacall Classic
8:00–9:15 a.m. – On-site registration and race packet pick up
9:30 a.m. – Pre-race briefing followed by boat launch and line up at start
10:00 a.m. – Start of 6-mile kayak & canoe race
10:10 a.m. – Start of 3-mile SUP race
12:00 p.m. – Bacall Classic ends
12:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

To register now, click here.
For more info: Racethekeys.com