The second stop in the 2014 O’Neill Tahoe Cup launches from Tahoe City this weekend with “Jam From The Dam” Saturday morning.
Open to prone and stand-up paddlers of all abilities, the races starts at 9 a.m. at Commons Beach, according to an announcement for the event.
The race course takes competitors on a six-mile journey from Tahoe City to Carnelian Bay.
“Hundreds of participants, including world-renowned paddleboard athletes and local recreational paddlers will make a bee-line from Tahoe City around Dollar Point, then on to Carnelian Bay to the finish at Waterman’s Landing adjacent to Sierra Boat Company,” according to the announcement. “The start area at Commons Beach and the finish at Waterman’s Landing are open to spectators. The finish area, always a festive atmosphere, will include free SUP demos following the race.”
Following the race Waterman’s Landing will also host the 4th annual Rob Rojas Keike Challenge, a free stand-up paddleboard race for kids under age 11. Participants must provide their own gear, including an approved personal floatation device and complete a liability release signed by a parent or guardian.
The O’Neill Tahoe Cup is a three-event series with a combined $20,000 prize purse. The third and final event in the series is the Tahoe Fall Classic on Sept. 14. The 22-mile race goes from El Dorado Beach at the South Shore to Kings Beach at the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
More information is available at http://tahoecup.org.