Petit Tour du Teche

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Petit Tour du Teche

A series of races for ages 5 – 17 in the heart of Breaux Bridge.

The series of youth races will be held on the Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 5.
Registration costs $20 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Boats and other equipment are not provided.
The registration fee allows each paddler to compete in all races in the appropriate age division.
The races are from 250 yards to a mile in length, the races are staged around buoys so that the racers are within view of the park at all times.

There are entrances to the park on Bridge Street next to St. Bernard School and on Main Street next to Breaux Bridge Junior High.

On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., safety check at 8 a.m., and the first race at 9 a.m.

 

Age Divisions

Fledgling I

Limited to all those 5-7 years old as of race day. Race course is 250 yards.

Fledgling II

Limited to all those 8-10 years old as of race day. Race course is 250 yards.

Bantam

Limited to all those 11 & 12 years old as of race day. Race course is 500 yards.

Juvenile

Limited to all those 13 & 14 years old as of race day. Race course is approximately one mile.

Junior

Limited to all those 15-17 years old as of race day. Race course is approximately one mile.

 

Classes

K1 Race

Open or closed deck, rudder, length unlimited, double blade paddles. Limited to one paddler.

one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.

K1 Recreational

Any recreational kayak without a rudder, double blade paddles. Limited to one paddler.

a non movable sceg (sternward extension of the keel) is allowed, one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.

K2 Recreational

Any recreational kayak without a rudder, double blade paddles. Limited to two paddlers.

a non movable sceg (sternward extension of the keel) is allowed, one person canoes can be used as well as single blade paddles.

SUP Recreational

Any recreational stand up paddle board. Limited to one paddler.


Registration

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Click on the link above, locate the desired race, and register.

Race 1 - 7

Early registration opens Sunday, May 1, 2017 for Tour du Teche 135 (Race 1) and Race 2 - 7. Registrations received by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a discount on all registration fees. General registration opens on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. General registration fees are located on this page. Extended registration #1 starts Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Extended registration #2 starts Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 and ends Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Additional fees are charged for extended registration #1 and #2. Please see discount codes and additional fees on the Webscorer registration page associated with your race. Please register on Webscorer (see link above) and pay the fee through PayPal. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  No meals are included in the registration fee.

Race 8 & 9

Registration opens Wednesday, March 1, 2017 for Race 8 & 9.  Registration closes the day before the race. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  A meal voucher good for 1 hamburger, 1 order of fries, and 1 soft drink will be given to each registered participant the day of the race.

Race 10 & 11

Early registration opens Monday, May 1, 2017 for Tour de la Riviere Rouge (Race 10), and 410 de Louisiane (Race 11).  Registrations received by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a discount on all registration fees. General registration opens on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. General registration fees are located on this page. Extended registration starts Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 and ends Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Additional fees are charged for extended registration. Please see discount codes and additional fees on the Webscorer registration page associated with your race. Please register on Webscorer (see link above) and pay the fee through PayPal. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  No meals are included in the registration fee.

Race 1: Tour du Teche 135

Port Barre, LA to Berwick, LA · 135 miles General Registration fees:  Pro Race Division (Classes A – E): $125 per paddler. Voyageur Race Division (Classes F – O): $80 per paddler. Limited to Pro Race Division classes A – E and Voyageur Race Division classes F – O.

Race 2: Crawfish

Port Barre, LA to Poche's, Breaux Bridge, LA · 30 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 3: Acadian

Port Barre, LA to St. Martinville, LA · 49 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 4: Hot Sauce

St. Martinville, LA to New Iberia, LA · 24 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 5: Sugar

St. Martinville, LA to Franklin, LA · 59 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 6: Black Bear

New Iberia, LA to Franklin, LA · 35 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E - O.

Race 7: Oil & Gas

Franklin, LA to Berwick, LA · 27 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 8: Top of the Teche

Leonville, LA to Arnaudville, LA · 7.7 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler. Open to classes A - O.

Race 9: Chitimacha

New Iberia, LA to Charenton, LA · 20 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race   : Lower  Atchafalaya River Sprint

Patterson, LA - loop course 8 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race   : Race to the Dam

Bossier City, La 24 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race 10: Tour de la Riviere Rouge

Bossier City, LA to Port Barre, LA · 275 miles General Registration fees: $100 per paddler Limited to Pro Race Division classes A - E.

Race 11: 410 de Louisiane

Bossier City, LA to Berwick, LA · 410 miles General Registration fees: $200 per paddler. Limited to Pro Race Division classes A - E.