Battle of the Bay

Get ready for the third annual “Battle of the Bay”. The Volunteer Lawyers Program is hosting this canoe and kayak race, but you don’t have to own a boat to participate. Greg Vaughan and Andrea Brewington from the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program stopped by our studio to talk about the event.

The race is a competitive canoe and kayac race, as well as a fun division. The competitive race is about 2-3 miles. It’s behind the Bluegill on the causeway. The fun race is 1 mile long. You can rent a canoe or kayak at the event. Just go to and fill out a registration form to ensure a boat will be reserved.

During and following the race, there will be a shrimp and grits brunch. Plates are $5 for children and $12 for adults. You do not have to participate in the race to enjoy the brunch.

There’s going to be a costume contest at the event. Participants dress up in costumes, and it’s a fun time for everybody. There will be face painting for children (and Fairhope Brewery beer for adults).

The race is this Saturday at the Bluegill. The race starts at 8am. Try to arrive by 7am to sign up. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be served.

This all benefits the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program. It’s an organization that provides free legal services to low income people for civil legal matters. If you need legal assisstance, call 251-438-1102. You can also go to for legal help. The organization has been in Mobile County since 1987. They’ve been in Baldwin, Clarke, and Washington counties since 2012.

There’s no fee to watch the boat races. The cost to enter the kayak division is $50 – $75. Entering the canoe division costs $75 – $100.


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