The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship race that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. Travis Suit's daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.
THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A PADDLER OR VOLUNTEER:
EVENT DATE: Most vessels will leave for Bimini on Wednesday, June 23rd or Thursday, June 24th and all paddlers and participants will return by boat for the actual Crossing on Sunday, June 27th, arriving back in Lake Worth Beach between 11am-7pm.
ALL styles of paddling vessels are welcome, including the following: Stand-Up Paddleboards, 14', Stand-Up Paddleboard 12'6, Stand-Up Surfboard (12' and under), Stand-Up Paddleboard Unlimited, Standup Inflatable Unlimited, Prone Stock, Prone Unlimited, OC-1, OC-2, OC-6, Surf-Ski, Kayak Single, Kayak Double, Rowing Single, Dory (2-persons)
June is considered one of the best months to cross from Florida to the Bahamas or vice versa, but wind and weather conditions can change quickly.
The U.S. Coast Guard will be informed and provided with our navigation plans. U.S. Coast Guard approved life PFDs and leashes are required.
Paddlers and volunteers are responsible for their own travel and transportation of gear to Bimini. However, there will be limited availability on support vessels going to Bimini for those interested and will be designated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Paddlers are responsible for their own accommodations while staying in Bimini. We will provide recommendations based on availability.
Support vessels and escort boats must be a minimum of 22ft. and be powered by two engines.
Registered participants will receive the Official Crossing Crusaders Guide and Rules.
See the Official Rules for more detailed info.
The fundraising proceeds support the Piper's Angels Foundation to achieve our mission of helping patients and families in the cystic fibrosis community. Learn more at www.pipersangels.org.
Each paddler has a minimum fundraising goal of $1,500.
Each paddler will have a personal fundraising page to help them achieve their goal.
Each paddler will receive a Crossing For CF 2021 Crusader medal, a long-sleeve performance shirt, and other awesome gifts from our sponsors.
The top fundraising teams and participants will receive grand prizes.
Registration fees and donations are NON-REFUNDABLE.
THE FOLLOWING IS A GENERAL OVERVIEW AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TRAVIS SUIT AT TRAVIS@PIPERSANGELS.ORG
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~ Without our sponsors generous support this event would not be possible! We THANK YOU for all that you do for the cystic fiboris community. ~
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