DYC Leukemia Cup Paddle

Leukemia Cup Regatta

The Leukemia Cup is a fund raising event held in various cities each summer in North America.  It is dedicated to raising money to be used in research for blood disorder diseases such a Leukemia and Lymphoma.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the primary organizer for Leukemia Cup Regatta.

The Detroit River portion of the Leukemia Cup Regatta will include a Kayak and Standup Paddle Board course. 

Award Flags will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place finishers in these classes: 

~ Men’s Racing Kayak Over 18’ 

~ Men’s Racing Kayak 15’ to 18’

~ Women’s Racing Kayak Over 18’

~ Women’s Racing Kayak 15’ to 18’ 

~ Combined Men & Women Recreational Kayak Under 15’ 
~ Men’s Racing Standup Paddleboards 12’6”  and Over

~ Women’s’ Racing Standup Paddleboards 12’6” and Over

~ Combined Men & Women Recreational Paddleboards Under 12’6″

For both Racing Kayak and Racing Standup Paddleboard Classes the course will be two miles unless weather conditions require shortening. For both Recreational Kayak and Recreational Standup Paddleboard Classes the course will be one mile.

Riverside Kayak Connection will have kayaks available for rent.  Preregistration is required for rental kayaks.

Cost:  Registration fee for the Leukemia Cup Regatta for kayaks and SUPs is $30 and is a tax deductible donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

$20 Per Person For Kayak Rental  – All Riverside Kayak Connection kayaks for tours are single sit-inside kayaks.  When registering please provide your height and weight so that we bring an appropriate kayak.  

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    7:15 p.m. (Arrive between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
    (This is for kayak rental only. To register for the Leukemia Cup Regatta see below.)

Leukemia Cup Regatta

Racing instructions with charts.

To register for the Leukemia Cup Kayaking. 

To register for the Leukemia Cup Paddle Boarding.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be at DYC to accept late registrations in person. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Stay after the race for the Awards Party at the Detroit Yacht Club at 8:00 p.m.

If you would like to rent a kayak from Riverside Kayak Connection for this event, please use the Book Now button above.

Rental Gear: 

  • Touring Kayak (Typically 14′ long) (We can also provide sea kayaks for experienced paddlers)
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Whistle


Detroit Yacht Club
Belle Isle Park
1 Riverbank Road
Detroit, MI 48207