Equality at the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Equality at the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

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Kathryn Tubbs started this petition to Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Committee:

To foster equitable gender divisions and encourage female participation in the Catalina Classic Paddeboard Race, we request the following changes to the current event rules:

  • Eliminate the 5-person division minimums.
  • Reserve a minimum of 10 race slots annually for qualified women to enter the race.
  • List female participants in their own divisions (stock and unlimited) on the event website and anywhere else results are published.
  • Have board and race committee representation from each of the four participant divisions (men’s stock, men’s unlimited, women’s stock and women’s unlimited)

Not having consistent, guaranteed female divisions kills the growth of female paddlers in this race.  Unless the Catalina Classic commits to the existence of female divisions without minimums, they will continue to have a lack of female representation. 

With the current effort to publicly fund a commemorative statue honoring this event, it is the perfect opportunity to review your policies and ensure they offer equity for all interested and qualified paddlers.

We support your prompt attention to this matter.

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