CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE

5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7th, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Nancy Ward, MBCKC member, will lead this month's meeting.

Paddles and Events

Events

July 25th - Battle of the Bay Canoe  & Kayak Race
 http://vlp.publishpath.com/fundraisers

August 1st - Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race   
https://www.facebook.com/events/592036544272584/


The third annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on August 1st at 9 am at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. It is sure to be a great day on the water. Participants receive lunch, water/soft drinks, and a ticket to enter our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes. Due to popular demand, this year we are bringing back the Pelican Paddle T-shirt, which is included with registration.

Advance registration will end July 31st. Even if you do register now, be sure to arrive at the Resource Center between 7:30 and 8:45 on race day to check-in, pick up your race bib, and grab a t-shirt.

Advance Registration: $30/paddler, $60/family
Day-of Registration: $35/paddler, $75/famil...y
*Family = Up to two adults and up to four minors under 18*

The race course is 3.5 miles and we will crown 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following groups:

-Men's Solo Kayak
-Women's Solo Kayak
-Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under)
-Canoe (2 paddlers)
-Stand Up Paddle Board
-Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, excluding sailboats)
-Pro Solo Kayak (A 7.0 mile race, any age and gender.)

Eco-tour: If you're not interested in racing, but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive Eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area.

Loaner Gear: If you would like to participate in the race or the Eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (PFD, Paddle, Kayak or Canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company and 17 Turtles Outfitters have generously donated some canoes and kayaks, with paddles and PFDs, for the day of the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, please call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available.
 
August 1st - Bayou Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament
 http://bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/page/About