Biltmore Cup

Paddle/Row - SBYC to Coral Casino

Sign up for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to Coral Casino Paddle / Rowing Race & Rally, benefiting the charity, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.  The event is run in human powered watercraft (such as SUP, kayak, prone paddleboard, outrigger canoe, surfski, etc).  Competitors can race for first to finish or just do a rally, which is at your own speed just for fun.  

  • Members and guests of members of the Coral Casino and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are invited to participate. 
  • All types of human-powered watercraft may be used (Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, surfboards, etc). 
  • 'Race Division' is a first to finish race. 
  • 'Rally Division' is just for fun.
  • Awards will be presented to competitors based on number of sign ups. 

*Rental boards and kayaks are available, thanks to the help of the Santa Barbara Sailing Center (  To rent a kayak, double kayak, or stand up paddleboard, go to:

This event supports the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper - a small organization that makes a big impact. We rely on support from water lovers like you to help us hold polluters accountable, advocate for clean water, monitor the health of our waterways, keep our beaches and creeks clean, and educate and inspire thousands of kids to become ocean stewards. Together we can make a real difference to ensure a legacy of healthy oceans and watersheds for our community and for future generations. We encourage you to consider supporting this cause! To learn more, visit and to give, please visit

Race Documents



Sunday, August 29, 2021

Time                 Event 
9:00-9:45am - Continental Breakfast 
9:00-9:45am - Mandatory Check-in & Jersey Assignment 
10:00am - Mandatory Safety Briefing on SBYC Beach 
10:15am - Start for Race Division Beach adjacent to west end of SBYC
parking lot between two orange flags
10:15am - Start for Rally Division Beach adjacent to west end of SBYC
parking lot between two yellow flags
*Start times may be postponed and time limit may be extended at the discretion of the Organizing Authority due to inclement weather
Finish Touch a target n ‘X’ on Coral Casino seawall
12:00pm - Participants not finished by this time will not be scored
Awards – Attempts will be made to hand out awards as competitors finish. For those that are not handed out at that time, they will be available for pickup a the SBYC front desk following completion of the event.
*There are no post-race activities planned.