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OABI 2014 Race

Please Register Here: http://oabidetroit.com/

OABI is the first-ever paddle race and festival of its kind to take place in Detroit, featuring a five-mile race around the island as well as the “paddlerama exhibition” featuring a series of onsite classes, demonstrations, contests, and sprint competitions.  OABI will also feature live music, craft beer, food trucks, local vendors and much more. Event attendees will have the opportunity to check out and try an array of new stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and crew throughout the festival grounds.

Please Register Here: http://oabidetroit.com/

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  • Mary

    Registered on the oabi site.

    August 8, 2014

  • Tatyana

    @IKO, my SUP is much sloooower... maybe we could compete :) I hope there is no limit (under the new regulations) on how slow one paddles...

    August 8, 2014

  • Annalee

    Glad to see the race starts at 9:00.

    August 8, 2014

    • Brian M.

      Registration at 9am. Mandatory race meeting at 9:40am. Women SUP at 10am.

      August 8, 2014

  • Elaine Voutsas H.

    Any meet ups at stoney creek met

    June 1, 2014

    • Brian M.

      Elaine, feel free to suggest a meetup for the group. Just click "+ Suggest a Meetup" on the top of the group page http://www.meetup.com...­

      August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Broken toe is slowing me down. I changed my rsvp to a no to reflect this. I may come down just to hang out.

    August 6, 2014

    • Brian M.

      Hope u get well. And hope u can make it out for the music, food and drinks.

      August 7, 2014

  • TJ L.

    I have never done SUP before but would like to learn it this year. any suggestions on how to start?

    February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      too bad didn't see this before.. there were demos at Island Lake all weekend. Lots of boards to try. I think they will be doing it over the summer again.

      May 26, 2014

    • TJ L.

      You mean island Lake in Novi? Do you know who organize that?

      May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be going, probably VERY slow :) Just got a board this weekend.

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • hana

    just wonder if you gyus plan paddle on waled lake ? is it to late suumer is allmost gone .

    September 10, 2013

    • Brian M.

      I'm pretty sure an event or two has happened recently on Walled Lake. Feel free to create an event yourself meetup.com or start a conversation on our facebook group.

      September 10, 2013

  • Annalee

    Detroit Surf Co can make T-Shirts for the competitors. I'll buy one. Had a GREAT time this year and last year. So looking forward to next year!

    August 12, 2013

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