Sunday is the day the of the big racing. Over 1200 racers this year hit the water paddling to raise over (collectively) $2 million dollars in the last 10 years. Being that this was the 10th anniversary year, the festival was bigger and better than ever before!
With the 8th year of changing the layout of when and how racers get to the boats, this years change was the best yet! Seeing all the tents and teams on the old Lakewood Golf Course and walking across to the newly formed park across Riverside Dr. Some nice big speakers from the stag gave the teams and racers the knowledge of what was happening at all times with races continuing non-stop up till the rose ceremony at 11am.
Saturday I hoped into a boat to get the photos from the waters view but decided to actually walk into the water on Sunday. Being it only up to my waist I wasn’t worried of getting my camera wet at all. And I’m really happy I did it! the best views are always from the water and the angles I could get were exactly what I expected without worrying where the driver of the boat was going.
After a short lunch break the racing continued through the afternoon. At one point I figured there had to be over 4000 people at the event. Fabulous to see such support for such an amazing cause!!
Enjoy the highlights from Sunday and if anyone would like to purchase any of the photos please contact me directly for sizing and pricing.