On Saturday June 15, 2019, we will be hosting the 1st annual paddle race and event to cross the Florida/Georgia State Line located on the beautiful historical St Marys River.  All Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Outrigger Canoes are welcome.  The course will cover approximately 8 miles starting from the St Mary’s boat ramp and end at the downtown Fernandina Harbor Marina.  There will be a race section for those competitive paddlers as well as a recreational section for those wanting to be apart of the 8 mile paddle experience.

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Cross The Line is a paddle event created to raise awareness and to support the men and women who are serving or have served on behalf of the United States Military.  Many Service personnel and Veterans face challenges during and after their military service. Our paddlers are rowing to increase awareness and to support the cognitive, behavioral and physical health of our Military/Veteran personnel.  All donations will will be given to ‘Fight Oar Die’ a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The Fight Oar Die group is made up of four veterans who are fighting for freedom in a different way.  In December 2018, these veterans began rowing a 3,000 mile course across the Atlantic Ocean, finishing in February 2019.

“We (FOD) want to show our fellow veterans that anything is possible. To stop taking theirs and start living them.”

Please come out and join The Team. Paddle, volunteer, sponsor or donate.


There are so many ways to help and to be a part of the Team:

  • You can register as a race paddler or as a recreational paddler.
  • You can make a donation plus you can participate in the event.
  • You can Sponsor a paddler.
  • You can donate to the Cause.
  • You can be a Sponsor.
  • You can be a volunteer.
  • You can volunteer ‘Services’ such boat chaser, clock timer, help stack boats, spotter, etc.