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Female paddlers get bonus

TDT board to announce class changes for 2015


Breaux Bridge – Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year's race.
The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four "pro" racing classes.
Tour du Teche pays each racer a fixed percentage of the pot made available by sponsor donations. Next year's prizes are set at 8 percent (per paddler) for first place, 4 percent for second and 2 percent for third.
First solo female or all-female boats to finish in each class receives a 2 percent bonus in addition to any prize money they may have won in overall competition.
"We have had some very competitive women in Tour du Teche over these past five years," said TDT Director Trey Snyder. "We've been searching for a way to show the love, and we think we have found it."
Class changes to be announced later will have the effect of doubling the percentage of cash payouts across the board.
Tour du Teche VI will be held Oct. 2-4, 2015. The annual paddle series includes a 135-mile, three-day staged race down the entire length of Bayou Teche from Port Barre to Berwick, plus several one-day races with additional starts or stops in Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, New Iberia and Franklin.
Tour du Teche is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the low-impact recreational use, protection and appreciation of Bayou Teche.
Call Ken Grissom at (337) 394-6232 for more information. 

Thank You

A BIG thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and cheered.  Thank you to the local communities for the hospitality, the music, the boudin, and the coffee.  You are all part of the Tour du Teche family and you are the reason we do this every year.  Merci beaucoup.

Registration for Tour du Teche V is now closed.

Teams are required to race as indicated on the entry form. Any change in racing division class or move from voyageur division to racing division after registration closes will require a new entry form to be filled out, the original form will be cancelled and a fee of $100 per paddler in cash will be required at the time of the change. Any change from voyageur to racing division must be accompanied by the difference in fees in addition to the penalty. There will be no penalty assessed, or refund given, for moving from racing division to voyageur division.

The TDT Safety Video is now on YouTube

You can now view the Tour du Teche Safety Video on YouTube.  It is mandatory that all paddlers and coureurs de bois watch the video.  The video will also be available for viewing at check-in.  


Click here to view the video.