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Tahoe O’Neill Cup races conclude with Fall Classic

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Dozens of paddlers with make their way across Lake Tahoe Sunday as part of the O'Neill Tahoe Cup Fall Classic.
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The O’Neill Tahoe Cup series concludes this weekend with its longest paddleboard race of the season.

The Tahoe Fall Classic, a 22-mile race launching from El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe and finishing at Kings Beach State Recreation Area at the North Shore, takes places starting at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The race is the final race in the 2014 Tahoe Cup series, which also included the Jam from the Dam July 12 and the Donner Lake Paddleboard Race May 27.

“The third and final race of the Tahoe Cup series, The Tahoe Fall Classic 2014 will host over 150 men and women prone and standup paddlers and twenty ‘Elite Class’ paddlers competing for a piece of the series’ $20,000 cash purse,” according to organizers.

Southern California paddler Rob Rojas is in the prime position to take this year’s overall championship.

“Rob Rojas is looking like the overall leader to win the Tahoe Cup Race Series with the win at Donner Lake and finishing 1st at this years Jam From the Dam,” according to a recent blog post from event organizers.

In addition to the across-the-lake paddle Sunday, there will also be a three-mile race launching from Kings Beach at 10 a.m. followed by a short race for paddlers under 11 years old. Registration starts at $50 for the longer races. The kids race is free to enter.

Following the main race, awards will be presented and lunch will be provided to participants. Spectators are welcome. Free paddleboard demos will be provided by Surftech. The inaugural North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival will also continue at Kings Beach Sunday.

More information is available at http://tahoecup.org.