08 January 2013

Boom to Manatee 2013

Written by BCAnoe!

The Belize Canoe Association presents the “6th Annual Boom to Manatee Lookout Canoe Race”. The race is scheduled for Saturday 12th January and marks the first race for the 2012 season. The race is open to all and we are encouraging new comers and families to attend. All teams must be present at the signing in and announcements on the riverside at Burrell Boom by Market Tavern at 9:00 am and the race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 sharp. The race is expected to last about 2 hours and will end at Manatee Lookout Bar & Restaurant on the Northern Highway.

The race will have an entry fee of $50 per team and all paddlers will receive a free BBQ at Manatee Lookout. The first 15 boats to sign up will also receive a free T-shirt. Rules will follow the standards set by BCAnoe including the wearing of Life Jackets. Categories will include Male, Female, Mixed, Masters, Juniors under 18, Intramural (student secondary and tertiary levels) Family, Dory and Pleasure Craft. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the overall winners and winners of each category.

BCA wishes to thank the main sponsors of this race, Belize Global Travel Services, Joseph & Taylor, The Wet Lizard and Architectural Accents and all other persons who have helped in making this race a reality. We urge you all to attend the first warm up race for the La Ruta Maya and look forward to a fun filled day. All proceeds will be donated to the Association with the intention of assisting the Belize teams for supporting the sport and we are asking the recipients of these funds to make every effort to attend.

Jeremy Wilken

Grumpy Old Men

8th January 2013

Additional Notes:

Paddlers who have not sent in their membership application can do so before the race. BCAnoe personnel will be on site at 8am to accommodate this process.  Also,


News Flash

Canoe Registration

The Coast Guard will be assisting BCAnoe with canoe registration and life jackets / PFD inspection. This is to ensure that your life jackets and / or PFDs are serviceable. This will be done at the time of registration of your canoe. Only inspected life jackets and/or PFD that have been tagged will be able to be worn during our events.


Articles and Race Rules

At the Members Meeting held on November 24, 2012. Those present decided to accepted the Articles of Association and the 2013 Race Rules as was presented!.  Both are available on the site.