The Mad Paddle Plan

March 16, 2014

Background The Mad Paddle is a charity Stand Up Paddle event across the bay finishing at the Sandringham Yacht Club.  A “downwinder” is required on the day.  Estimated start time is around 5.00am from Sandringham Yacht Club where we will either head to Mornington or Portarlington, depending on the wind. With a potential distance of 33 kms, each paddler will be required to raise a minimum of $250 to participate in the event.  The idea is to have teams of two paddlers, one stronger paddler paired with a weaker paddler.  We have organised 9 escort boats from the Sandringham Yacht Club and the idea is we change paddlers as and when required.  That could be every ½ hour or 20 minutes, depending on the conditions. The event will culminate with a family BBQ at the Sandringham Yacht Club at the finish which is an opportunity to raise more funds with a vast array of live and silent auction items. We are inviting the community to support us by attending the BBQ and welcoming us in. We aim to complete the paddle at around noon. Registration Please go to: Where it says paddling partner, if you haven’t organised one please put in TBA. There is an option to buy a couple of raffle tickets: 1st Prize                   Queen Bed hand made Quilt worth $1600 2nd Prize                 Original artwork by Michael Jenkins worth $1200 3rd Prize                  Adventure Paddling – 7’ SupSurfboard for kids worth $950 Keep up to date with news of the Mad Paddle by clicking on the Event in the SupVic Facebook page. Details of your paddling partner will be worked out by 13th March. There will be a full briefing on Saturday 15th as well as boards being loaded onto the trailers, ready for the early Sunday morning start. Purpose We are hoping to raise $30,000 for vital equipment needed for babies at the Sandringham Hospital and to purchase a defibrillator for SupVic.