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USA National Dragon Boat Team Member, Sportsman Jim Ellis to compete in Gasparilla SUP Invasion

Meet The Racers: Father Daughter Duo Jim & Ashlyn Ellis

Jim is Coach & Captain of Invictus Paddling Club - a community paddling club that participates in local Dragon Boat, SUP and Outrigger Canoe races. What does the club do when they're not paddling? They Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and more specifically, Cotanchobee Park. Visit their Facebook site to find out more about their outdoor adventures.

Congratulations to Jim who was recently selected to represent the United States in the International Canoe Federation World Championships to be held in Moscow later this year. 

Invictus Paddling Club:

* Community Team

* Ambassadors for Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

* First organization to adopt any part of the *Hillsborough River as an adoption group to clean/maintain.

* Adopted 2 part of the Hillsborough River know and conduct quaternary clean ups.

* Volunteer staff for the Tampa Firefighters Hottest Heroes Calendar contest.


Sponsored by KM Hawaii - a division of by LXV Outdoor 

We are thrilled to announce LXV Outdoor featuring KM Hawaii sponsorship of this year's Gasparilla SUP Invasion Kids Race - the first ever SUP race event to take to the water with a kids one design race format! 

What Is a "One Design" Race Format? 

A "one design" race format levels the playing field for youth competitors in the kids division. KM Hawaii - a division of LXV Outdoor - are providing 11’ kid sized displacement boards, paddles and life jackets for youth competitors in the kids division. Quickblade are providing kids-sized paddles.Instead of racing on boards designed for adults, children can race on boards designed for kids. 


Coach Bob Henriquez to Make Opening Remarks at 2016 Gasparilla SUP Invasion

Bob Henriquez, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

A fifth-generation resident of Tampa and a graduate of Princeton University, Bob Henriquez has worked in both the public and private sectors. He was a consultant for engineering and planning firms and was a government affairs coordinator for the Tampa Bay Builders Association. On the public side, Bob served four terms as a State Representative in the Florida Legislature and, later, headed up the Pinellas and Pasco counties division of the Department of Children and Families. In addition, Bob served two stints as head football coach at Tampa Catholic and twice led the Crusaders to the state title game. After winning the election to the HCPA in 2012, Bob stepped down as TC’s football coach to focus on the responsibilities of his office. Along with his daily responsibilities as Property Appraiser, Bob is also the Chair of the Legislative Committee for PAAF (Property Appraiser’s Association of Florida) and a member of the FCIAAO Real Property Steering Committee. Bob and his wife, Carrie, are the parents of three children, son, Drew Alexander, and two daughters, Elin Mackenzie and Emma Elizabeth.



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Florida Junior SUP Competition Teamlaunched by Bailey Rosen to compete in second annual Gasparilla SUP Invasion

The FL Jr SUP Team was started in 2013 by (then) 17 YO Bailey Rosen, a very accomplished young racer out of St. Petersburg, FL & consists of about 14 avid young SUP racers aged 9 to 15 that hail from all across the state.


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