Keep Calm Paddle On World Paddle for The Planet Week
June 4 – 10, 2017
Keep Calm Paddle On (KCPO) is organizing a week of paddle boarding events this June marking the internationally recognized World Paddle for the Planet Day on June 10, 2017. Net proceeds from all events will benefit NCVO Foster Home and the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.
Schedule of Events
June 5th Monday
Afternoon basic/advanced flatwater lessons (adults & kids) Monday evening showing The Paddler Film at the Holiday Inn
June 6th Tuesday
Paddle Cayman Mangroves Tuesday afternoon/evening Calico’s Sunset paddle
June 7th Wednesday
Race clinic at 7 mile, Wednesday afternoon – fun races at the 7 mile Wednesday evening – Bingo Night 6:30pm @ Lone Star
June 8th Thursday
Downwind Rum Point to Camana Bay paddle, canal races and sprints Thursday evening – show STAND Film at the Holiday Inn
June 9th Friday
Rum Point/Starfish Point Paddle (drive or water taxi there) Friday evening – wrap up party at Lone Star or Calico’s
June 10th – 11th Saturday – Sunday
Island Crossing – 5 KCPO paddle boarders will attempt a never before done epic feat of crossing the 80 miles distance from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman in one day on stand-up paddle boards.
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The never‐before‐done epic feat of crossing the waters between Little Cayman and Grand Cayman on a stand‐up paddle board. An event sure to raise international attention in the stand‐up paddle boarding community. Five custom paddle boards will be made specially for this occasion, five paddle boarders will cross the 130km distance together accompanied by 4 safety boats and the crew.
Leaving Little Cayman June 10th arriving Grand Cayman June 11th
An entire week of events marking June 10 – World Paddle for The Planet Day, a key global paddle boarding event, with over 20 paddle boarders visiting Cayman from around the world, several of whom are pro boarders and well regarded internationally in the SUP community. Races for all ages and abilities, clinics, yoga, paddle fit sessions, evening events, full details to be announced… WPFTPD will be the focal point of our year!!
June 2-10 (whole week)
One of our annual signature events and awareness builder – conquering the waters of Grand Cayman on a paddle board over 3 consecutive days. Last year, the whole distance was crossed by 3 paddle boarders, with 20 people finishing the feat on the last day, including pro boarder Rob Rojas. Significant social media coverage throughout the 3 days.
July (3 days TBD)
Family staycation at the Wyndham Reef Resort centered around paddle boarding – races/prizes, yoga, paddle fit sessions, clinics… and tons of relaxing and socializing. Bonfire on the beach Saturday night!
November (weekend TBD)
Why we do it?
To better ourselves and our island community. To challenge ourselves, and raise awareness and financial support for charities that provide critical services in Cayman Islands…
Join our 3-day paddle in Saskatchewan this August, attend or volunteer at our fundraisers, provide sponsorship or a raffle item, make a donation, buy a KCPO t-shirt or hat wear a KCPO wrist band or put a KCPO sticker on your bumper… all proceeds go directly to N.C.V.O Foster Home and Special Needs Foundation Cayman. Both charities are 100% Cayman focused and provide invaluable services to disadvantaged children and young adults on the island.
KEEP CALM PADDLE ONare raising awareness and financial support for two 100% Cayman focused charities that provide invaluable services to disadvantaged children and young adults in Cayman Islands...
SPECIAL NEEDS FOUNDATION CAYMAN
The Special Needs Foundation Cayman is a non-profit organization of parents, educators and professionals committed to supporting children with a range of special needs across the Cayman Islands. They believe that all individuals with special needs should have a voice, be given the same opportunities as everyone else and be able to develop their maximum potential.
The N.C.V.O is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the care, education and well–being of children and families in need of support in the Cayman Islands. They help hundreds of children and families and operates various programmes