Race to Benefit the Bays to take place along canal Sept. 18

Paddleboard, kayak event proceeds support watershed protection
August 12, 2021

The third annual Race to Benefit the Bays will cruise back to the Cape Region Saturday, Sept. 18, on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

The inaugural race took place in 2019 on Rehoboth Bay; the 2020 event was canceled due to weather conditions on the water. Event organizers say the new venue on the canal promises to be smooth sailing for paddleboard and kayak participants entering the course’s 3- and 5-mile races.

The first race will begin at 9:30 a.m., starting and finishing at the Town of Henlopen Acres marina, 47 Tidewaters. Racers will head north on the canal toward Lewes, round buoys placed at the halfway point for each race, and then return to the finish line at the marina. Prizes will be awarded.

All proceeds benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring Delaware's Inland Bays and their watershed.

Entry fee is $48 in advance and $53 on race day. To register, go to

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