2024 puerto rico - Jan. 26-28

We are excited to return to Puerto Rico again this year.  In fact, we are now making it an annual event.  We are once again welcoming experienced paddlers from anywhere in the world to come together with us to race on Condado Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  We'll form mixed teams, women's teams, and open teams based on the interests of those registering.  

Status Update (Nov 14, 2023):  Registration is will remain open for this event until mid-December.  See the details below and register ASAP if interested.  Feel free to call Tim at 647-971-7332 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or WhatsApp) if you or your group want to join us and you have any questions.

  • Race day is on Saturday, Jan. 27th (Mixed teams) and Sunday, Jan. 28th (other divisions), with practices on Friday Jan. 26th (in the afternoon). 
  • These are 10-person boats with each person being able to join 1, 2, or 3 teams (mixed, women, open teams). 
  • Races will take place at the 500m (x2) and 200m (x2) distances.  Time permitting, there may be 2k races at the end of the day.
  • The location is San Juan in the north (Laguna del Condado), and NOT Ponce in the south where it was for many years.
  • Travel and accommodations will be coordinated among participants.  
  • Everyone is responsible for their own bookings, but we share what others are doing to help make it easier, better, and less expensive.
  • Intended for experienced paddlers who want to paddle competitively at an international event (and race in small boats).
  • A WhatsApp chat group will be created for communications before and during the trip.
  • Team dinners will likely be arranged for Thursday and Saturday evenings. 
  • Side trips (optional) include...
    El Yunque National Rainforest and hike up mountain trails (near Fajardo).  

       > Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay) on the smaller island of Vieques.
       > San Juan Fort historical tour (and downtown San Juan).

Use the registration button below to register for this event.  Don't miss the boat!

The cost is $80 CAD / $60 USD for each team you register for.
Payments can be made via Interac in Canada to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or via PayPal invoice for our American athletes.

If you have any questions, call or e-mail Tim MacFarlane as detailed in the contact info at the bottom of this page.

 Mixed Team(s)

 1.  Tim MacFarlane (Toronto)

 2. Ellen Hurst (Toronto)

 3. Ana Blackburn (Atlanta)

 4. Carol Lynch (New Jersey)

 5. Joan Trump (New Jersey)

 6. Sam McChesney (Atlanta)

 7. Mark Warren (Tennessee)

 8. Ginny Newkirk (New Jersey)

 9. Cindy Kelley (Tennessee)

10. Maria Malley (Tennessee)

11. Patricia Crowley (Rhode Island) 

12. Tony Leung (Atlanta)



Womens Team(s)

 1. Ellen Hurst (Toronto)

 2. Ana Blackburn (Atlanta)

 3. Ginny Newkirk (New Jersey)

 4. Cindy Kelley (Tennessee)

 5. Maria Malley (Tennessee)

 6. Patricia Crowley (Rhode Island)









Open Team(s)

 1. Tim MacFarlane (Toronto)

 2. Ana Blackburn (Atlanta)

 3. Ellen Hurst (Toronto)

 4. Sam McChesney (Atlanta)

 5. Mark Warren (Tennessee)

 6. Maria Malley (Tennessee)

 7. Patricia Crowley (Rhode Island)

 8. Tony Leung (Atlanta)







San Juan, Puerto Rico 6 Dec. 2023 25 °C
Wind: 3.04 mph
Humidity: 85% Pressure: 1015 hPa
Thu 25 °C 26 °C
Fri 26 °C 26 °C
Sat 26 °C 25 °C
Sun 25 °C 25 °C
Mon 25 °C 25 °C