MARCO ISLAND, Florida – For the first time, Red Bull Privateers Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Race will take place on Cape Romano, just South of Marco Island, Florida on Saturday, February 10, 2018. In this unique racing event, teams of four paddlers (both Professional and Amateur) have two and a half hours to navigate through the mangrove mazes of the Ten Thousand Islands to retrieve treasure from fifteen hidden treasure chests. The team to collect all fifteen gold doubloons (treasure coins) and cross the finish line in the shortest amount of time wins.
In the early 1700’s, Native American Tribes, Buccaneers and Outlaws called the Ten Thousand Island area of South Florida home. The most famous of which was Captain “Calico Jack” Rackham. Inspired by Calico Jack’s knowledge of the area and his tales of hidden treasure, there are legends of treasure still buried somewhere in the Ten Thousand Island/Cape Romano area.
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An Entry fee of $100 per team is required, with a portion being donated to the Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve. To register and get more information of the event visit the event website HERE.
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