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Welcome to the largest fresh water paddling race in New York State! The fifth Cayuga Lake Cup takes place Friday - Sunday, August 13 - 15, 2021 at beautiful Myers Park in Lansing, NY. The event is a 3-day community expo celebrating lake, land, and human wellness in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY. Our feature event is a day of stand up paddleboard and outrigger racing on Saturday, August 14. In addition to racing, we’ve got wellness activities for all ages (paddleboard yoga, aerial yoga, board demos, Hydrilla Hunting, watershed awareness, etc.).
Wednesday-Friday August 11-13th
Level 1-2: Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) & Instructor Certification Exam (ICE)
The American Canoe Association instructor certification process is rigorous, educational, and fun. This three (3) day intensive course will challenge participants both mentally and physically. The IDW-ICE helps students to become acquainted with the ACA model of effective instruction; paddling and leadership necessary in stand Up paddleboarding; and the teaching techniques, paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue and safety competencies required for successful completion of the Instructor Certification Exam. Participants are recommended to have passed an L2 Skills Assessment prior to participating in the L1-L2 Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding IDW-ICE.
FRIDAY August 13th
SUP Clinic with April Zilg
Register for our SUP Clinic with top 5 ranked April Zilg. This clinic is designed for the intermediate to advanced SUPer who is interested in having fun while taking their paddling to the next level. Focus will be on biomechanics of the forward stroke, skills to maximize your efficiency, and strategies for race day. Clinic will also focus on muscle groups used during paddling and how to avoid injuries. Sign up today to train with North Carolina's Vanilla Gorilla.
5 pm - 8 pm
Pre-Race Registration Party at Crossroads Bar and Grill
3120 North Triphammer Rd, Lansing, NY 14882
Pick up your race bibs, timing chips and registration swag bags; sip local wines and beer; munch locally-sourced appetizers; and enjoy camaraderie before the big day! Dinner available for purchase off the menu.
SATURDAY August 14th - RACE DAY
Race and Meeting Times
6:45 am Breakfast available to event participants (free) with thanks to Ithaca Bakery (bagels,
cream cheese, peanut butter, bananas) and and Forty Weight Coffee Roasters.
6:30 am Vendor Set-Up and Registration/ Pick-Up Race Packets
7 am Race Meeting for Captains of Men's OC-6
7:30 am Men's OC-6 Start
8:30 am Race Meeting for Elite Racers (Rules & Course Review)
9 am 6-Mile "Paddle to the Falls" Race Start
9:15 am 3-Mile Recreation Race Start
9:30 am Race Meeting for Captains of Women's OC-6
10 am Women's OC-6 Start
12 pm Agava SUP'er Taco Bar Opens
sourced, delicious eats to our competitive racers! Additional lunch tickets may be
purchased for family, friends and fun paddlers.
Beer will be on tap -- one free beer per racer (21 and over, of course) -- and
please shop our vendors and exhibitors!
12:30 Race Meeting for Captains of Mixed OC-6
1 pm Mixed OC-6, OC-1 and OC-2 Start
2:15 pm 1-Mile Competitve Kids Race
2 pm Fun Contests Begin (shennanigans could start earlier!)
Monster SUP Team Relays
SUP Limbo (or high jump!
4 pm Awards Ceremony
Other Race Festivities: Visit our SUP'tivities Page
SUP Yoga | Aerial Yoga | Acro Yoga | Slacklining | Local Beer |
Environmental Wellness Clinics | and More!
Post Race Luau and Social starting at 5 pm
Join us for a Hawaiian-themed dinner of roasted kalua pork, pineapple chicken, rice, mac 'n' cheese, potato salad, fruit salad, green salad, and non-alcoholic beverages from our generous sponsors Agava and College Town Bagels.
Beer available for sale at the lu'au!
SUNDAY August 15th
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga
Sunday 9 - 10:30 am
Stand up, flow, and let go! This all-levels floating Vinyasa class is designed to center you in gratitude and peace while awakening you for your day! All asanas (yoga poses) are modifiable and optional! All equipment included. SIGNUP on PaddleGuru. (space limited).
Outrigger Canoe Clinic with April Zilg
Register for our Outrigger Canoe Clinic with professional paddler April Zilg. This clinic is designed for the intermediate to advanced SUPer who is interested in having fun while taking their paddling to the next level. Focus will be on biomechanics of the forward stroke, skills to maximize your efficiency, and strategies for race day. Clinic will also focus on muscle groups used during paddling and how to avoid injuries. Sign up today to train with North Carolina's Vanilla Gorilla.