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Golden Nugget Rules and course layouts 10/12/2013

Rules and Safety for Golden Nugget Races
1. All racers must have a Coast Guard approved PFD on their body or on their board.
2. If you are in distress, wave your paddle over your head to let others know you need assistance.
3. If another paddler is in need, please stop to assist until a safety boat arrives—you will be recognized for your sportsmanship.
4. Use caution in shallow areas marked on map.
5. You must complete the course standing on your board to qualify for prizes.
6. Use only the paddle, waves and wind to propel the board forward during a race–no walking to gain forward momentum and knee paddling is limited to 5 strokes.
7. Use good sportsmanship. Be nice, play fair and have fun!
8. Bring your family and friends to the after party!

 

Golden Nugget 5K Recreation Race 3 mile race Start time 2:15

5K

  •  Race begins in Shem Creek in front of Red’s Ice House (just past bridge)
  •  Go out of Shem Creek and pass red channel marker 16 on left
  •  Go counter-clockwise around blue buoy
  •  Go counter-clockwise around next marker near Mount Pleasant shore
  •  Return to Shem Creek and paddle to the finish line at Red’s Ice House (on right side of creek within 10 feet of judges platform)

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Golden Nugget 10K Race – 6 Mile Course 2:00 PM Start

  • Race begins in Shem Creek in front of Red’s Ice House (just past bridge)
  •  Paddle out of Shem Creek
  •  Pass Red Channel Marker 16 on right
  •  Head towards Crab Bank go around the north end—keep distance to avoid shallow water
  •  Paddle to the silver weather tower (inset) and go around clockwise
  •  Return to Shem Creek
  •  Complete counter-clockwise buoy turn on left side of creek
  •  Repeat course
  •  Finish at the start (on right side of creek within 10 feet of judges platform)

 

Parking and board drop off at Red’s Ice House (98 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC) or at Shem Creek Boat Landing (526 Mill Street, Mt. Pleasant)
Onsite Registration – 12:00 -1:15 Racers’ Meeting – 1:30 10K Race Start – 2:00 5K Race Start – 2:15

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