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NAMI of Collier County, Florida
For Our Canoeists:  "The Ten Canoe-ments"
  1. Thou shall submit a completed registration form with team's entry fee before 10:30am (Theme & VIP Tippy Canoe Sprint) or 12 noon (Ambitious Amateurs, Next Generation, Truly Tenacious & Practically Professionals) on Race Day.
  2. Thou shall use only a recreational canoe, maximum length 18' and minimum width 34".  Only two straight shaft, single blade paddles shall be allowed.
  3. The sponsors shall reserve the right to disqualify any team or crew member attempting to use non-recreational canoe equipment, for example racing, motorized or electric canoes or non-approved paddles.
  4. There shall be two canoe members per canoe.
  5. Thou shall be proficient in basic swimming skills.
  6. Thou shall carry at least two (2) Coast Guard approved life jackets in each canoe.
  7. There shall be no alcohol in canoes.
  8. Canoe teams shall only be eligible to win in one racing category.
  9. Handicaps shall be awarded to the following racing teams:
    Male-Female (2 minutes) and Female-Female (4 minutes)
  10. Unless entered as a “Next Generation” team (12-17 year old with his/her parent/guardian), all racers shall be 18 years of age or older.
  11. Have Fun !!
These Canoe-ments apply to all those ready to test their strength, stamina, sportsmanship and (hopefully not) swimming skills in entering this most Challenging of Contests.  Paddles Aweigh for a Great Day on Naples Bay!

For Our Spectators (from the Naples City Police)
-          No Throwing or Launching of water balloons
-          No Diving or Jumping from boats
-          No swimming away from boats
-          No overloaded paddleboards
-          All children must be supervised by adults
-          All boats are required to have all mandatory safety boating equipment on board
-          Boats must adhere to capacity plate restriction of each boat

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