Wilton Open

35th Annual tournament

2018 Results


Click above Draws for 2018 Wilton Open Results


The Kraken Hat

If you missed out on one of the 2018 Kraken Hats,  we are taking orders for anyone who wants to add to their collection. These fully lined beanies keep the chill at bay and are perfect for everyday paddle wear.  Designed to commemorate our 35th annual Wilton Open.

  • 100% acrylic
  • Fleece lining
  • Embroidered with the official Wilton Open Kraken™

We are batch ordering, so place your order soon to ensure quicker delivery.  Net proceeds will go to Y Children's Charities.


we Released the Kraken!

2018 Winners

Men’s Open champs:  bostrom & proulx

Men’s B Draw champs:  toft-nielsen & Goodwin

Men’s B2 Draw champs: mini & wood

Women’s Draw champs:  hanisch & desantis

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the bagpipers & gallery

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2018 Men's Open championship

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2018 Women's championship

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Riverbrook Y

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St. Paddle's Day


Release The Kraken!



Thanks to our loyal sponsors for making the Wilton Open the longest-running annual charity paddle tournament in the country -- and to our knowledge, the largest one-day, co-ed paddle event on the planet.  Now in our 35th year, the Wilton Open celebrates the game, sportsmanship, the broader paddle community and St. Patrick's Day.  Net proceeds are earmarked for the Y Children's Charities.

2018 Wilton Open returning sponsors include Wilson, Proximo Spirits/Kraken Rum, Patagonia and Wilton Physical Therapy.

For sponsorship information, contact paddlekraken@gmail.com




Riverbrook Y


(formerly Wilton YMCA)

404 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

Phone: (203) 762-8384    Ext. 286

Email: PaddleKraken@gmail.com

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1809 - 1892