Biltmore Cup

Paddle/Row - SBYC to Coral Casino

Sign up for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to Coral Casino Paddle / Rowing Race & Rally, benefiting the charity, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.  The event is run in human powered watercraft (such as SUP, kayak, prone paddleboard, outrigger canoe, surfski, etc).  Competitors can race for first to finish or just do a rally, which is at your own speed and you simply predict your finish time with the closest predicted finish time winning.  

  • Members and guests of members of the Coral Casino and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are invited to participate. 
  • All types of human-powered watercraft may be used (Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, surfboards, etc). 
  • 'Race Division' is a first to finish race. 
  • 'Rally Division' is a predict your finish time event. 
  • Awards will be presented to competitors based on number of sign ups. 

*Rental boards and kayaks are available, thanks to the help of the Santa Barbara Sailing Center (  To rent a kayak, double kayak, or stand up paddleboard, go to:

Race Documents


  • Rental boards / kayaks -
  • SBYC is located at 130 Harbor Way, SB, CA 93109
  • Coral Casino is located at 1281 Channel Dr, SB, CA 93108
  • Coral Casino members are welcome to come into the parking lot to drop off boards / kayaks.
  • Hosted breakfast at SBYC for paid race participants.
  • Start on beach next to SBYC, finish at Coral Casino (Review race instructions for marks that should be rounded).
  • No-host food at Coral Casino after the race. 


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time                Event                                          Location                     

9:15-10:00       Continental Breakfast (hosted)  SBYC Dining Room

9:15-10:00       Mandatory Check-In                  SBYC Fleet Room

10:15               Registration Closes

10:30               Mandatory Safety Briefing         Beach adjacent to SBYC

10:45               Start for Race Division           Beach at west end of SBYC
                                                                       between two orange flags
10:45               Start for Rally Division            Beach at east end of SBYC
                                                                        between two yellow flags

                         Finish Line                              Sea wall of Coral Casino

12:00 - 15:00    No host bar and food              Coral Casino

12:25                Participants not finishing by this time will not be scored

13:30                Awards

14:00                Boards need to be picked up by this time

Post Race Party at Coral Casino is open to members and guests of members of both clubs