CARLSBAD — The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites the community to be part of the Family Fun Paddle Regatta from 9 a.m. to noon May 20 at California Watersports, 4215 Harrison St. This year, the annual Rubby Ducky Derby will be part of the day’s events.
The Regatta benefits the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation’s educational programs, festivals and exhibits. For $45, participants receive a T-shirt, board or kayak with paddle and can participate in water relays, beach games, a horseshoe tournament, volleyball, educational eco-tours, a bouncy house and face painting, plus live music. The fee includes an opportunity drawing entry for the grand prize of a stand-up paddleboard and paddle. There will be other prizes and food will be available for purchase.
Individuals and businesses alike can organize a team for the Rubber Ducky Derby fun. Rubber ducks are available for purchase at one for $5 or “5 quackers for ($)20 smackers,” with members of the Foundation receiving one free duck. The “ducks” are dropped into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and “race” toward shore by wake created on wave runners.
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is seeking “hero sponsors” for the Paddle Regatta. Corporations and/or individuals are asked to consider sponsoring either military personnel and their families or the adaptive paddling program for people with spinal cord injuries to take part in the event. A sponsorship of $750 will allow 10 people to participate for free. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about purchasing ducks and to register for the Regatta, visit aguahedionda.org or call (760) 804-1969.