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2018 TCKRA USCA State Championships and Texas Star SUP Race

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

TCKRA USCA State C-1/C-2 Championship and SUP Race

 Saturday July 7th, 2018

Brooks Lake on Oyster Creek Bayou, 15900 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479 (Parking behind the Whole Foods in Sugar Land)

Course: The race course will begin in Brooks Lake on Oyster Creek Bayou. The race will start at the northern most fountain, travel into Oyster Creek, travel to the docks at the Greater Houston Rowing Club, portage over the docks and a small strip of land, and paddle down to the next bridge. Racers will turn a buoy and go back the way they came. Once they are back in Brooks Lake, they will turn around the northern most fountain and all racers will finish at the foot bridge that separates Brooks Lake from Oyster Creek. C2 race will be two laps and C1 races will be 1 lap. The C2 course will be about 9.2 miles. The C1 Course will be about 4.7 miles.

There will also be a SUP race held in conjunction with the USCA races called the Texas Star SUP Race. Board sizes 12’6″ and 14′. The course will be 1 lap (approximately 4.7 miles). Registration for the SUP race is here:https://paddleguru.com/races/TexasStarSUPRace

Race fee: $30.00 per racer for 1st race and $5 for 2nd race. Kids’ race is free.

Racing categories: Open Men and Women, Senior Men and Women (50 years old and older), and Jr Men and Women (<18 years old)

See bottom of page to enter the race

Race Schedule:

9:30: Start Men’s Jr, Open, and Senior USCA C2 Race

9:35: Start Women’s Jr, Open, and Senior USCA C1 Race

11:00: Start 12’6″ SUP Race (Men and Women)

11:05 Start 14′ SUP Race (Men and Women)

11:30 Adult/child race (course TBA)

12:30-130- Lunch and SUP Awards

1:30 Start Women’s Jr, Open, and Senior USCA C2 Race

1:35 Start Men’s Jr, Open, and Senior USCA C1 Race

3:30 Awards

Racer Amenities:

Host Hotel

Hyatt Place Houston/Sugarland, 16730 Creek Bend Drive, Sugar Land, Tx 77478, 1-888-492-8847

There are a block of rooms reserved. When you call, provide the group name “Texas Canoe and Kayak Association” or give the code G-TXCK

You may also book online by clicking the link below, enter date of arrival and departure, click on “Check Availability”, and you will be directed to the group page with the discounted rate. You can make your reservation there.


You must book by 6/15/2018, after that date, the discount is no longer available.

This is a wonderful location to stay for the race. The hotel is very nice and they have a great full breakfast that is complimentary. It is directly on the water where the race will start and end. Once you park your car, you will not have to move it again until you are ready to come home.

More Race Amenities:

  • Each entrant will be entered to win a USCA style single blade paddle, donated by GTS Technology Solutions
  • Custom Awards
  • Team Hokulele will be providing tents.
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company will provide beer.
  • Parking will be behind the Whole Foods or in any other public parking lot.
  • Along with our wonderful TCKRA race photographers, I have enlisted Team Hokulele’s media guy. We might have two drones along with race pictures.

*Note – due to the nature of the course we have staggered the starts but there will still be overlap. Boats moving upstream will have right of way to downstream boats.

C2 Mixed will be held in conjunction with an upcoming race (tba)

Will provide lunch.

TCKRA USCA State Championship Race Registration

(Only if entering in the USCA C2 race. Adult/child racers do not need to enter their information)

If you are only entering one race, chose the $30 option below. If you are entering more than one race, chose the $30 option plus the appropriate number of $5/additional races. The Adult/Child race is free. Fees are per racer, not per team. If you'd like to sign up for your team, just select 2x the appropriate fields. The SUP racers enter at: https://paddleguru.com/races/TexasStarSUPRace

Course map:


July 7
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Whole Foods Parking lot
15900 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
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