Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD – East Beach
It was a great day of paddling on the Chesapeake Bay.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, raffle donors, volunteers and racers for another amazing Bay Bridge Paddle.
Check out our photos and results here.
The Bay Bridge Paddle proudly supports the Foundation for Community Betterment.
Check out our video of the 2018 Bay Bridge Paddle!
|The Span (Elite)||$90||$100||$115|
|The Steamer (Intermediate)||$70||$80||$90|
|The Soft Shell (Recreational)||$50||$60||$70|
*Be sure to carefully review Race Information and sign appropriate waivers. In order to participate, you must sign waivers online or bring printed, signed waivers to the paddle event.
Packet Pick-up – 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Sandy Point State Park East Beach
(Race site) Sandy Point State Park
8:30a-10a SUP Race Clinic A – Improving Stroke Efficiency for Speed & Endurance
10a-1p Outrigger Clinic
10:30a-12p SUP Race Clinic – Advancing your racing performance
Outrigger Canoe Clinic
10a – 1p
Instructor: Terry Kent
Getting a Great Catch
Effective Body Position
Using Your Big Muscles
The Tahitian Hinge
On-water paddling feedback
Paddlers should bring their paddle, gear, and canoe for water skills coaching, and have all equipment set up prior to class. If you don’t have a canoe, please contact your instructor to coordinate gear for the clinic
OC Clinic Price: $135 per student
Stand Up Paddle Clinics
Instructor: Kim Barnes
SUP Race Clinic A – Improving Stroke Efficiency for Speed & Endurance
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
8:30a – 10a
Students will learn:
Foundational elements to the stroke for efficiency and fluid speed
Core activation during the stroke
How to improve upper body rotation
Hip drive and how to optimize timing to increase your cadence during the stroke
Board is not included. Please have your board and gear ready before the clinic starts.
SUP Clinic Price: $110 per student
SUP Race Clinic B – Advancing your racing performance
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLINIC (foundational paddling experience required)
10:30a – 12p
Students will learn:
Board maneuvering and foot steering
Turning buoys with precision and confidence
Beach race start fundamentals
Navigation strategies for choppy water, eddies and current lines
Board is not included. Please have your board and gear ready before clinic starts
SUP Clinic Price: $110 per student
No, admission to the event is by pre-registration only. Day of Registration is not available. Registration ends at 8pm on Tuesday, September 20th.
Entry fee covers cost of the race. In addition, each racer will receive a racing swag, breakfast and Post-Race Refreshments (Beer & Soft Drink Tickets) and entry to the Maryland Seafood Festival.
If you are interested in renting, we have partnered with Capital SUP for your rental needs. Please clink on this link, Bay Bridge Paddle rentals from Capital SUP, to reserve your craft.
Clinics and Schedule – TBD
Spectators will be allowed in the spectator area. However, pets are not allowed in the Park. There will be food/drinks available for purchase for spectators as well.
Yes, Parking is $20 per car as charged by Sandy Point State Park. Each participant will be sent a parking pass for one car only that can be used for that racer.
Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point State Park.
The Span is an 9+ mile race for Elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge; racers should have significant experience in diverse, challenging open water weather conditions and completing long distance races.
No. We have many classes for paddling, including SUP, Prone, Surfski, Sea Kayak and OCs, depending on the particular course.
|Elite (The Span)||$90||$100||$115|
|Intermediate (The Steamer)||$70||$80||$90|
|Recreational (The Soft Shell)||$50||$60||$70|
The race will take place in the morning with start times between 8:00 and 11:00 (weather dependent). Please see the race schedule above for specific times and make sure to attend the 8:00am racer briefing for any updates.
The Elite Race is out to the eastern shore, around a bouy, and back to Sandy Point State Park. No transportation is necessary.
Yes. Food will be available for purchase through the Maryland Seafood Festival, going on concurrently with the Bay Bridge Paddle.
We will have lots of fun land and water activities the day of the event. We do have a recreational course that anyone can paddle. It is a less stressful and fun paddling experience. We may have other board demos at the event as well, so we hope you will come out and join us!
We are currently working with sponsors and should have more information shortly.
We are working with our sponsors on discounts and will pass any along that we receive. Please stay tuned.
Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase on-site for spectators (Breakfast is included in event price for racers). Groceries can be purchased off-site around Annapolis and Arnold.
We recommend Stan and Joe’s Saloon as a sponsor of ours. However, there are many wonderful restaurants in the Greater Annapolis Area.
Yes! There are discount rooms available for our customers at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. Simply go to radissonhotelsamericas.com/countryinn, put in Annapolis for destination and use the Promotional Code = ABC22.
There are a limited number of vendor positions available. Please contact us if you are interested.
Refunds are not allowed, however you can transfer your bib.
Yes, our paddle benefits the Annapolis Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment. The Foundation for Community Betterment is a national organization dedicated to engaging individuals of all ages in community enhancement by creating an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations that share our philanthropic vision, but who currently lack the means to succeed.