St Paddles Day Race @ Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Experience Hood Canal as a paddling venue at the third annual St. Paddle’s Day celebration! This is a complimentary, waterfront, family-friendly event highlighting recreational paddling opportunities on the beautiful lower Hood Canal, Washington’s only true fjord. Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercraft, enter the races, “show and tell,” trade and sell used gear and share stories around the fire with other paddlers. Don’t have a paddling or rowing craft? Recreational kayaks ans stand up paddle boards will be available for rent at special event pricing. Festivities go from 11AM to 3PM and include paddling races, demonstrations, vendor booths, gear swap and food and beverages on our waterfront lawn. Race registration will be available by the end of January. St. Paddle’s Day accommodations are available March 27th-29th. Event package includes accommodations starting at $175 which includes a $50 resort credit. Second night booking starts at $109. Please book online or call us at 360.898.2145 for more information. https://aldiplomat.alderbrookresort.com/main-page-of-booking-engine/Trip-Planner/Lodging?CresPropCode=000000&MultiPropCode=A&CorporateCode=stpaddle
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup @ Gig Harbor
Apr 11 @ 7:00 am – Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm
Featuring competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes, outriggers and SUP (stand up paddle boards), benefiting the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Club. Races in the harbor will range from novice to expert, while a complete expo of watercraft sports will be on shore. Demonstrations will be held by many water sport vendors and enthusiasts throughout the two-day event. Route This is unofficial and based on our own (Team 206) research. Wind Forecast
The Carolina Cup @ Wrightsville Beach, NC
Apr 22 – Apr 26 all-day
The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the race season with 4 courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, an Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. This is our fifth year. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers competing in the first day of races. In 2013, we had over 600. In 2014, there were over 700. This year—our 5th—will be bigger than ever, with a number of really fun events, including the Ocean of Hope Cancer Awareness Paddle, all of which will make this a true stand up paddle destination event. Expect clinics by the top paddle instructors and certifiers in the world. Bring the whole family for this amazing 5-day weekend.
Sound Rowers Jetty Island @ Jetty Island Everett WA
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start : April 25, 2015 9:15 AM Level: 2 Distance: 5mi Registration Opens: 7:15 AM Meeting: 8 AM Warm-up Yoga: 8:15 AM Director : Peter Turcan Phone: 206.706.9279 High tide is at 8 AM Snohomish Search and Rescue will be on hand just in case. Getting to the Start From the North: Drive I-5 south and take exit 198 onto SR 529. After crossing the bridges take a right onto East Marine View Drive. This quickly becomes West Marine View Drive. Follow this road around the coast and take a right into the 10th Street Boat Launch. From the South: Drive I-5 north and take exit 193, turning left onto Pacific Avenue. Follow this road into Everett. Take a right onto Broadway, and a left onto Hewitt Avenue. After driving through town take a right onto West Marine View Drive. Then take a left into the 10th Street Boat Launch. Get directions from Google Maps. Race Registration If you would like to fill out your entry form ahead of the race (especially if you are under 18 years of age and need parental permission) you can get a copy here: Entry/Release Form (PDF). Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. Race Course The course is around Jetty Island. The exact course may change depending on the weather conditions. Jetty Island is a nature preserve and has an abundant population of sealife. Of special interest are the sea lions – which can be quite inquisitive of small boats,...
Willamette SUP Cup @ Lake Oswego
Apr 26 all-day
The 3nd Annual Willamette SUP Cup (W’SUP!?) returns to George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego on April 27th, 2014. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a newcomer to SUP racing, this three-option event is tailor-made for you. RACE COURSES & CATEGORIES Open Race 6.7-mile Long Course Rec. Race 4.3-mile Course Youth Race 2-mile Course ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 14! Day-of Registration Fee: $35 for the 6.7 mile Open race and the 4.3 Rec race. $20 for Youth 2-mile race. ***All racers will receive an event tee shirt and lunch with their entry. Registering online in advance will save you $5 and you’ll have a better chance of getting the shirt size you want. We plan to have credit card capability on-site, but bring cash/check just in case. Early Packet Pick-Up is available at Gorge Performance on Saturday, April 26th from 10am-6pm. No new registrations at the shop, however. Once pre-reg closes you’ll have to wait until Sunday morning. RACE DAY SCHEDULE 8:00 Registration/Check-in opens 9:30 Skippers meeting 10:00 Racing starts 12:00 Lunch and Awards Board Rentals: We do have rental boards and race “demo” boards available to rent for the race. Supply is limited (especially the demos) so call well in advance to reserve a board. 503-246-6646. All racers will be required to have a USCG approved PFD. We highly recommend the belt style inflatable PFDs. Full race details are found at our website http://www.gorgeperformance.com/html/WSUPCup.html https://www.facebook.com/events/200492430158034/
Key West PaddleBoard Classic @ Higgs Beach Dog Park, Key West, FL
May 2 all-day
Schedule THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 5-7pm LAZY DOG YAPPY HOUR Join us at Lazy Dog for a casual meet and greet happy hour at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US 1, Key West. Meet the dogs and feel free to bring Fido on a leash! This event is open to the general public. Free board demos and drink specials! FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 2-4pm PADDLE CLINIC TBA, at Higgs Beach 5-8pm KICK-OFF PARTY AND REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP AT TURTLE KRAALS Racers can catch up, discuss race strategies, review course map! Invite your friends and family to this fun free event. Bocci courts and corn hole games! Complementary KONA BEER. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: All racers required to pick up packets before the morning of the race to obtain your timing chip and race number. If you are unable to attend the registration party please contact us at [email protected] to make other arrangements. SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 12-mile “Paddle Around the Island” Key West Paddle Board Classic WPA Southeast Region National Points Race 4-mile Open Race Open race (12’6, 12? and under) boards RACE DAY Higgs Beach 7:30 am: Classic Expo Opens 8:15 am Blessing 8:45 am: Racer’s Meeting (Rules and Course Review) 9:00 am: 12-Mile Elite Race (ocean start), beach finish 9:15 am: 4-Mile Open Race (ocean start), beach finish 3:30 pm: Wrap-up at the Beach 9:00am 12 MILE ELITE RACE sponsored by TURTLE KRAALS $85 We’re going all the way around the island! Starting at Higgs Beach, near the White...
Stand up for the cure @ Newport Beach, CA
May 2 all-day
Have “Fun and Save Lives”!! Join us for a fun day Standup Paddling together at Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, CA. in support of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen. We will have Professional SUP instructors, Fun Races, Happy Hour Beer and Wine and a Delicious Lunch! Take the opportunity of a free breast or skin cancer examination with the friendly doctors and nurses of Kaiser Permanente, our preferred health care providers. Win great prizes in the Opportunity Drawing Raffle and Silent Auction and rock out to the live music – there’s something for everyone! Pre-register and set up a fundraising team. Every $125 we raise for the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen enables an uninsured local woman to recieve her breast exam which may save her life!
OluKai Ho’Olaule’a “Maliko Downwind Run” @ OluKai Ho'Olaule'a
May 2 – May 3 all-day
MAY 2-3, 2015 – KANAHA BEACH PARK, MAUI – “MALIKO DOWNWIND RUN” – A CELEBRATION OF THE OCEAN AND THE CULTURES THAT SURROUND IT. Ho’olaule’a – literally, it means “celebration”, but for us, it’s also an expression of gratitude. Each May, we hold our interpretation of this storied Hawaiian tradition on Maui’s north shore. The event blends elite competition with family-friendly cultural activities and gathers some of the world’s best SUP, OC1 & OC2 paddlers to race the legendary 8-mile Maliko downwind run. Friends and families come together to enjoy canoe sailing and surfing, ancient Hawaiian games, traditional luau, hula, and live music. We take this opportunity to recognize and honor our ‘Ohana Giveback partners, as the community shares collective gifts of time, energy, and spirit. RACES STAND UP PADDLE RACE INFORMATION Race Date – Saturday, May 2, 2015 Check-In – 10:00am at Maliko Gulch Start Time – 12:00pm Water Start Outside Maliko Bay SUP DIVISIONS 1. ELITE OPEN You identify yourself as an experienced and competitive waterman or waterwoman. Elite Open competitors compete in open-age gender groups and qualify for prize money. No board length or rudder restrictions. 2. RECREATIONAL OPEN You identify yourself as a novice to advanced waterman or waterwoman. Recreational competitors compete in division age groups for trophy and gift awards. No prize money. No board length or rudder restrictions. 3. RECREATIONAL UNDER 14’ FIXED You identify yourself as a novice to advanced waterman or waterwoman. Recreational competitors compete in division age groups for trophy and...
Sound Rowers Lake Whatcom Classic @ Bloedel Donovan Park
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Whatcom Classic Start : May 2, 2015 10:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 5.5/12mi Meeting: 9:15 AM Director: Heather Nelson, Brandon Nelson Phone: 360.319.8302, 360.319.0696 IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL RACERs in the Lake Whatcom Classic! THERE WILL BE BOAT INSPECTIONS for Aquatic Invasive Species. Inspectors will be on-site to check boats, and the process will be fast and efficient. We have also confirmed that there will be NO FEE for racers. You can speed the process by taking this informative online course, then printing and bringing the certificate: http://whatcomboatinspections.com/ais-awareness-course Getting to the Start Take the Lakeway Drive exit off I-5 (exit #253), and head east on Lakeway drive for approximately a mile and a half. Then take a left on Electric Ave., and proceed for another mile and a half until you come to the Bloedel Donovan Park entrance on your right. Once in the park drive to the boat launch area. Race Registration Pre-register online! One click, one form, and you can help speed up the race day registration process and ensure accurate spelling of your name. Plus, save five bucks. Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. Race Course Long Course: The course starts at Bloedel Donovan Park, and bends down the lake to Reveille Island, where participants will circle it counterclockwise, and back to the start/finish line. Short Course: The course starts at Bloedel Donovan Park and turns at the second southern point, back to the start/finish line. Course Records Long Course: Evan Jacobs...
NW Paddlefest @ Lake Sammamish
May 8 – May 9 all-day
Shaping up to be an amazing event with over 60 vendors from the paddlesports industry! Come out and see what the biggest collection of manufacturers in specialty paddlesports looks like in one location. Northwest Paddling Challenge The Northwest Paddling Festival is proud to present the Northwest Paddling Challenge this year at the event, organized by Mountain to Sound Outfitters and Salmon Bay Paddle. Join us on Saturday May 11th for a spectator friendly race on the shores of Lake Sammamish State Park. This 6 mile course will host kayakers, Stand Up Paddleboarders, and Outriggers in a 3 lap race along the shores. We will also be hosting a 2 mile course (one lap) for those interested in a shorter run or just new to racing. The 6 mile race start time is 10:30. The 2 mile race start time is 12:30. The first 75 racers will get a 2013 NWPF Competitor Paddle shirt with a $34 retail value! Don’t delay, sign up today… Click on the button below to register! See the registration on Webscorer
May 16 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
A race for all human powered watercraft in often placid, somtimes choppy waters with northerly winds. Getting to the Start Leave I-5 at Exit 133 onto SR 705 (By the Tacoma Dome). Continue straight onto Schuster Parkway which runs along the bay. As you approach the two gray navy ships parked along shore get in the left lane which loops over the railroad tracks and down along the shoreline onto Ruston Way. Drive past most of the waterfront restaurants. The race start is in the park just this side of the Lobster Shop Restaurant. Race Registration Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. Race Course The race is a 6 mile clockwise triangle. Starts and finishes at the Lobster Shop park pier. Turn #1 is the yellow Puyallup River channel buoy and turn #2 is the Simpson Mill sawdust barge buoy off the mouth of the Thea Foss waterway. Course Record Tyler Peterson and Evan Jacobs, 40:36 in 2008 in a M 2x. Entry Fees Boats of 1 or 2 competitors: $10 per person for: members of Sound Rowers, Juniors (18 and under). $20 per person for non-members, non-Juniors Boats of 3+ competitors: $10 per person Awards Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.
Viking Paddle Race @ Poulsbo
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Viking Paddle and Liberty Paddle take place on the beautiful Liberty Bay of Poulsbo, Washington. Both races are associated with fun local celebrations that take place in downtown Poulsbo. In May, the Viking Paddle race is during our annual Viking Fest. This festival celebrates our communities heritage and includes vendors, live music, a carnival, and parade. Liberty Paddle is annually on July 3rd and is part of our pre Independence day celebration. Fireworks finish off a fun evening of races, music, and food. Both events have a 1 mile and a 5 mile race near the marina in downtown Poulsbo. These courses are visible from the waterfront park and bring more spectators than usually found at local races.
Rose City SUP Classic @ Ross Island
Jun 14 all-day
The Rose City SUP Classic will be Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Come enjoy this gorgeous race venue only a few miles from downtown Portland. The Rose City SUP Classic returns to Portland on Sunday, June 8th 2014. The racing will stage out of Oaks Amusement Park in SE Portland and follow the ever-popular and scenic route around Ross Island. Sunday’s races will include a 6-mile course for the Open categories (12’6 and 14?) and a 4.3-mile course for the Recreational classes (no board length restrictions), and a 2 mile course for JRs 13 and under. Trophies will be awarded by age group for all categories. There will be a FREE Kid’s Race for groms 12 and under following the main races. The course will be staged right in front of the beach in full view. The bigger kids will get to do more laps than the little ones. Fun and prizes for all! Course Maps The Open divisions will be racing 6 miles, the Rec. division will cover 4.3. Both groups will go around Ross Island. Course maps are located here. Online registration will open soon! All racers will receive an event t-shirt, a killer lunch and a raffle ticket for amazing prizes. Lunch, raffle drawings and awards ceremony will take place shortly after the conclusion of the races. Advance online registration will be available (and encouraged!) through Thursday, June 5th. The online entry fee is $40. Preregistered racers may pick up their racer packets on Saturday at Gorge Performance...
Jay Race @ Capitola Beach CA
Jun 20 all-day
The Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection is an annual ocean paddleboard race in the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay. This event is in memory of Santa Cruz Waterman Jay Moriarity. Paddle the 12 mile Long Course or 2 mile Short Course, take the Quiksilver Waterman Challenge, recruit some friends or co-workers to compete in the Covewater SUP Relay and bring the kids for free Kids Races for kids 12 and under. http://jayrace.surftech.com/
Sound Rowers Rat Island @ Rat Island
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rat Island Race Start : June 27, 2015 10:00 AM Level: 2-3 Distance: Long Course – 6.8 NM (7.8 mi) Short Course – 2.5 NM (2.9 mi) Meeting: 9:15 AM Registration: 7-9:30 AM Director : Steve Chapin Phone: 360.385.0457 Getting to the Start From Port Townsend, follow the signs to Fort Worden. Go to the east end of the fort and follow the road along the waterway to the large pier. There is plenty of parking along the beach. Discovery Pass Fort Worden requires each vehicle parking at the launch site to have either a daily ($10) or annual ($30) Discover Pass. These can be purchased at the Park Office, at the Commons Building, at a kiosk near the Kitchen Shelter parking area, or online. Race Registration Online pre-registration: this does not commit you to racing, but gets your information preloaded to help the race director on the day of the race. Plus you’ll save $5 on your entry fees! Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. If you would like to fill out your waiver ahead of the race (especially if you are under 18 years of age and need parental permission) you can get a copy here:Entry/Release Form (PDF). Race Starts New for 2014! 10:00am long course, slower classes 10:30am long course, sliding seat classes 10:35am long course, all other classes 10:40am short course, all classes Race Course The long course starts and finishes at Fort Worden State Park at the Kitchen Shelter,...
Oregon Open Ocean Classic @ Newport, Oregon
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
The Oregon Open Ocean Classic is unlike any other paddling event you’ve ever attended. It takes place over the weekend of July 11th and 12th on two drastically different bodies of water; and the pre-race banquet and award ceremony takes place at a brewery – what more could you ask for? While the offshore race is scheduled for Saturday, there is a slight chance that the ocean gods might warrant we swap the race days. The final call will be made Friday night, for that reason we are asking all participants to attend the pre-race banquet and race briefing.
Na Pali Race @ Haena Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Aug 2 all-day
Na Pali Race is a Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboard, and OC-1/2 race from Haena Beach Park along the Na Pali Coast, finishing at Polihale State Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii. The Na Pali Race is an unforgettable paddling experience where this unique venue can be the ultimate downwind run, offering amazing mountain backdrops, waterfalls, caves, cliffs, and crystal clear waters. From start to finish the course is close to 17 miles. The Na Pali Race is designed to be an elite paddleboard race and charity event, where “Paddle for the Pali” fun run paddlers are encouraged to join in, as well as inviting the worlds best to compete for grand prizes. Na Pali Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We would like to promote the cultural and natural heritage of this special place and inspire people around Hawaii and throughout the world to be appreciative of the environment. “Paddle for the Pali” means a portion of event proceeds and sponsorships will benefit the Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Na Pali Coast State Park, Kaua’i, Hawai’i. To learn more about the ‘Ohana please visit Napali.org. Suggested donation to Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana is $20. For each $5 contributed donation you will receive one donation drawing ticket. Support the Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana. Donation drawing tickets can also be purchased separately. This year each entry has a $10 donation for the Na...
Sound Rowers Portland Ross Island Race @ Ross Island
Aug 2 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Portland Ross Island Race Start : August 2, 2014 8:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 5 NM (6 Mi) Meeting: 7:15 AM Director : Karen Tobin Phone: 360.393.7884 Probationary Status This is a new race in the Sound Rowers 2014 schedule. Upon a successful run, it will become part of the standard race schedule. Getting to the Start Start of race: Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU) Boathouse, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 The ORU Boathouse is located at the south end of the parking lot of the Oaks Park Amusement Park on the Willamette River. The start of the race is just north of the Sellwood Bridge. Directions from I-5 South toward Portland to Sellwood Bridge Take exit #299A/OR-43/Lake Oswego onto SW Hood Ave (OR-43 S) Turn left onto Sellwood Bridge Directions from I-5 North toward Portland to Sellwood Bridge Take exit #297/Terwilliger Blvd. toward Terwilliger Blvd. 0.5 mi, Turn right onto SW Terwilliger Blvd. Turn left onto SW Taylors Ferry Rd. Turn right to stay on SW Taylors Ferry Rd. Turn right onto SW Macadam Ave (OR-43). Turn left onto Sellwood Bridge Directions from Sellwood Bridge Continue on SE Tacoma St. Turn left onto SE 6th Ave. Turn left onto SE Spokane St. Turn right onto SE Oaks Park Way, drive pass Sellwood Park and continue to the opening of Oaks Park Amusement Park. Turn left into Park then turn left to south end of parking lot to ORU Boat house. There will be ample free parking. Race...
Sound Rowers Round Shaw Row @ Shaw Island
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portland Ross Island Race Start : SUNDAY August 2, 2015 8:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 5 NM (6 Mi) Registration opens: 6 AM Meeting: 7:15 AM Director : Karen Tobin Phone: 360.393.7884 Getting to the Start Start of race: Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU) Boathouse, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 The ORU Boathouse is located at the south end of the parking lot of the Oaks Park Amusement Park on the Willamette River. The start of the race is just north of the Sellwood Bridge. Directions from I-5 South toward Portland to Sellwood Bridge Take exit #299A/OR-43/Lake Oswego onto SW Hood Ave (OR-43 S) Turn left onto Sellwood Bridge Directions from I-5 North toward Portland to Sellwood Bridge Take exit #297/Terwilliger Blvd. toward Terwilliger Blvd. 0.5 mi, Turn right onto SW Terwilliger Blvd. Turn left onto SW Taylors Ferry Rd. Turn right to stay on SW Taylors Ferry Rd. Turn right onto SW Macadam Ave (OR-43). Turn left onto Sellwood Bridge Directions from Sellwood Bridge Continue on SE Tacoma St. Turn left onto SE 6th Ave. Turn left onto SE Spokane St. Turn right onto SE Oaks Park Way, drive pass Sellwood Park and continue to the opening of Oaks Park Amusement Park. Turn left into Park then turn left to south end of parking lot to ORU Boat house. There will be ample free parking. Race Registration Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. If you would like to sign your waiver ahead of...
Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge @ Hood River’s Waterfront Park
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day
The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Last year’s Paddle Challenge featured a Distance Downwind Race, a Course Race, and a Team Relay Race. There were SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos and live music. LOCATION: The venue for the Naish CGPC is Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The park features a crescent-shaped beach for the starting and staging areas, great stadium style viewing area for spectators, large grass area for the vendor tents, onsite restrooms, and plenty of parking. It is also a great place for children, with a play site, marimba, and climbing wall, all within walking distance to downtown Hood River.
Sound Rowers The Great Cross Sound Race @ Alki beach, Seattle WA
Aug 22 @ 8:15 am – 2:00 pm
The Great Cross Sound Race Start : August 22, 2015 9:00 AM Level: 2-3 Distance: 7mi Meeting: 8:15 AM Director : Theresa/Jeff Knakal Phone: 425.338.9441 Getting to the Start From I-5 north or south take the Spokane St. bridge to West Seattle. Take the Harbor Ave. Exit and stay on this road as it follows the waterway to Alki Beach. If you arrive early, there should be plenty of parking along the beach area. Race Registration Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. Pre-registration helps out tremendously on race day, and does NOT commit you to race! Race Course The course heads out west to Blakely rock off Bainbridge Island. After turning counter-clockwise around the rock, head southeast to Decatur Reef. Turn around the buoy off the reef and head back toward Alki Point. Course Record Tyler Peterson and Evan Jacobs, 49:44 in 2006 in a 2x. Entry Fees Members of Sound Rowers: $10 per person. Non-Members: $20 per person. Awards Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category. Historical Note The Great Cross Sound Race originally started at Alki and finished on Bainbridge Island. The last race to compete this course was in 1987. From 1988 to 1993, it was changed to a round trip course that started at Alki Beach, went around Blakely Rock, the mid-channel buoy and returned. The record for that course is held by Greg Barton, 50:35 in 1993 in an HPK. The current course, adopted in 1994 goes around Blakely Rock, south to...
Bainbridge Island Marathon @ Fay Bainbridge State Park
Sep 12 all-day
Bainbridge Island Marathon Start : September 12, 2015 9:30 AM (long course), 11:30 AM (short course) Level: 3 Distance: 26.2/12mi Meeting: 9:15 AM (long course), 11:15 AM (short course) Director : Steve Bennett Phone: 360.657.1496 Getting to the Start From Seattle: Carpooling will save you some bucks. Follow the signage very carefully from I-5 to the ferry terminal. It isn’t easy the first time (or the second for some of us). Allow a little extra time. Catch the 7:55 Bainbridge Is (Winslow) ferry at the waterfront ferry terminal on Alaskan Way. On debarkation follow signs to SR 305/Poulsbo for approximately 4.25 mi. to Day Road. Turn right; drive 1.3 mi. to Sunrise Drive. Turn left; drive 1.8 mi. to Fay Bainbridge Park on the right. Race Registration If you are under 18 years of age we need parental permission; please print and sign this form:Entry/Release Form (PDF). Online registration will open approximately a month before the race. Race Course Bainbridge Island forms a natural 26.2 mile Marathon with spectacular Puget Sound views over the entire course. To our knowledge, this is the longest single-day race for human powered boats on the west coast. The Bainbridge Marathon is a very challenging race, presenting a varying array of strong currents, high winds and shipping traffic. When rough weather combines with the long distance, it can and has whipped the best of athletes. Do not tackle this one if you lack the skills, conditioning, and experience to be confident of completion. However,...
Round the Rock @ Lake Washington
Sep 12 all-day
Round the Rock moves to Bellevue’s Newcastle Beach Park on Saturday, September 12, 2015 as the largest SUP event in the Pacific Northwest. The main event is a 13 mile race around Mercer Island, located on Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. Test your speed against some of the top paddlers on the planet. All Paddlers in the 13 mile race will be competing for more than $10,000 in prize money in the unique “Sweep or Weep” format in which various board length classes try to steal the purse from those on longer boards. This makes for some exciting finishes! Additionally, the 3-1/2 mile race will be a multi-lap buoyed course off the shore of Newcastle Beach Park. It is spectator friendly as fans can follow the action from the shore or from the dock! The Kids Races for ages 7 to 14 are always fun. Two heats will feature one for the serious little chargers, and the other for the new little paddlers. Don’t forget the Expo with manufacturers and retailers displaying the latest products with FREE demos for the public! Food and live music will be available for all to enjoy as well. This is a non-profit event, with all net proceeds going to a Athletes for Cancer. 9:00 AM 13 mile Round the Rock Race – entry fee $85 ($100 on race day) 12:30 PM Kids Races – entry fee $15 ($20 on race day) 1:00 PM 3-1/2 mile race – entry fee $60 ($70 on race day) 3:00 PM Awards Ceremony
Board the Fjord @ Deep Cove BC
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm
Board the Fjord is Deep Cove’s Premier Stand Up Paddleboard Event. We have a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and Indian Arm. The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America’s southern most fjord. The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and we encourage everyone to come out and challenge themselves at this great event!
Mercer Island Sausage Pull (Sound Rowers) @ Lake Washington
Sep 27 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Long Course: Mercer Island counterclockwise. Options for home stretch: south winds: north of I-90 floating bridge; north winds: stay south. Short Course: South hugging east shore of Seward Park. Make counterclockwise 180° around orange buoy at southeast corner. Returning boats stay off shore to avoid collisions. Wind Forecast Online Registration WebScorer Online Registration
Sound Rowers La Conner @ La Conner Sound Rowers
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
La Conner Race Start : February 7, 2015 9:45/10:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 7mi Meeting: 9:15 AM Director : Greg/Kristin Gilda Phone: 206.295.7508 Getting to the Start Leave I-5 at Exit 230. Follow SR 20 west. Left on La Conner-Whitney Road. Just as you enter La Conner take a left onto Maple. Right at Caledonia. Left at 3rd. St. S. Right at Sherman. Follow Sherman to the boat ramp and parking under the orange arched bridge. Race Registration If you would like to fill out your entry form ahead of the race (especially if you are under 18 years of age and need parental permission) you can get a copy here: Entry/Release Form(PDF). Online registration: you can pre-register without making a final committment, so please sign up if you are even *thinking* of racing. Plus you’ll save $5! Pre-registration makes sign-ups go much quicker and easier on race day. Bonus – get your name spelled correctly. Race Course The course heads down the Swinomish Channel, west past Goat Island, around “Can C-1″ (the green buoy), and returns to the start. If the weather is foul the course may be altered to a more sheltered area. Early Start 9:45am early start for SUPs and any other boat that requests it. Contact Greg/Kristin Gilda if you would like to be in the early start – especially if your boat speed is under 4mph. Course Record Evan Jacobs and Tyler Peterson, 44:59 in 2009 in a 2x. Entry Fees Pre-registration discount: Members of...