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July 2014 – March 2015

July 27, 2014 – July 28, 2014 all-day
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Email EmailThe Channel Bones : The Ka’iwi (kah-EE-vee) Channel. Ka’iwi Translated: Hawaiian word for “bone.” More commonly known today as the Molokai Channel, the Ka’iwi Channel separates the islands of Molokai and Oahu. Stretching 26 miles (42 kilometers) and plunging to a depth of 2,300 feet (701 meters), the Ka’iwi Channel has the reputation as one of the world’s most treacherous bodies of water. The culmination of fowl weather and open ocean swells pushing through the narrow canyon that is created by the two land masses of Molokai and Oahu has resulted in the destruction of entire ancient canoe fleets and claimed the lives of modern-day fisherman and watermen. The tragic loss of Hawaiian big-wave rider and waterman Eddie Aikau in the Ka’iwi Channel during the 1978 Polynesian voyage of the Hokule’a sailing canoe added to the mystique and revered power of the channel. After gale force winds and 30-foot swells disabled the Hokule’a, Aikau left the ship on his rescue paddleboard to seek help for his stranded crewmates. His body and board were never found. Paddling has been a part of Hawaiian heritage since early Polynesians navigated thousands of miles of open ocean guided by nothing more than currents, wind and stars. Double-hulled sailing canoes were used to cover longer distances and single-hull outrigger canoes covered shorter, inter-island distances. With the introduction of surfing in the late 18th century, paddleboarding soon became a mode of local ocean transportation. Today, the Ka’iwi Channel is host to official races for outrigger...
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
July 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
August 2, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sound Rowers Portland Ross Island Race @ Ross Island | Portland | Oregon | United States
Email EmailPortland 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....
August 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – August 3, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Sun Dog Semiahmoo SUP Classic @ White Rock Beach  | White Rock | British Columbia | Canada
Email EmailWhite Rock is the place to be this August 2nd & 3rd for the BC Day long weekend…for the ever-exciting Spirit of the Sea Festival…and, of course, for the 3rd annual SUNDOG SEMIAHMOO SUP CLASSIC! Everyone is welcome at this outstanding event! Bring your friends and family to watch and cheer you on from the pier or from the shore…as White Rock’s beautiful beach will provide them with best areas for race viewing on the West Coast! Once again, the gang from SUNDOG has out done themselves, and this year’s eventwill be bigger and better than ever…including CASH prizes for top finishers!!!! There are FOUR amazing and epic races lined up for competitors of all ages and all abilities. The 10K race will go first, followed by the kids race, the 5K race and finally the relay event. So…whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or brand new to the sport of paddling, this truly is the race to attend in 2014. Over 150 racers are expected, so make sure you register early!
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
August 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
August 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am – August 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Sound Rowers Round Shaw Row @ Shaw Island | Shaw Island | Washington | United States
Email EmailRound Shaw Row Start : August 9, 2014 11:00 AM Level: 3 Distance: 14mi Meeting: 10:15 AM Director : Joost Zeegers Phone: 360.961.1627 The Shaw Island Race made its informal debut in 1978 when Don Cameron & Nick Fahey challenged sailors in a circumnavigation of the island and won. The following year, 1979, a dozen kayaks and rowing shells raced the loop, marking the official beginning of what is now the longest running people-powered boat race in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, participation has ranged from a handful to a hundred. Getting to the Start Catch the Island ferry at Anacortes (get in the line for Shaw, of course). From the dock head south to Indian Cove. Ferry schedules can be found at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries. Race Course The Round Shaw Race is a world-class 14 mile event which will present a challenge for even the most accomplished open water racer. There is nearly always some rough water and strong tidal currents during the race. At the same time, island ‘ease’ dominates the weekend. The starting time of 11am is “loose” in order to accommodate the Island Ferry Schedule. Racers can choose their direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) and it’s highly recommended that you go the direction Shane Baker goes even if the tidal charts and wind predictions suggest otherwise. We encourage everyone to come Friday afternoon and camp out for the weekend. There is a big grassy area at the end of the park near the boat launch, which has traditionally...
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
August 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
August 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge @ Hood River’s Waterfront Park
August 23, 2014 – August 25, 2014 all-day
Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge @ Hood River’s Waterfront Park
Email EmailStay tuned for the formal announcement of the new format for the Downwind Race…for 2014 it will be a TWO-RUN Race. Back to back 8 mile runs – combined time: the Downwind Double Down, with even more prize money. Three years in a row the Gorge has delivered epic downwind conditions for this race and all of you keep asking for “more, more!”. Now you have it. Get your glide on!
August 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sound Rowers The Great Cross Sound Race  @ Alki beach, Seattle WA
Email EmailThe Great Cross Sound Race Start : August 23, 2014 9:00 AM Level: 2-3 Distance: 7mi Meeting: 8:15 AM Director : Theresa/Jeff Knakal Phone: 425.338.9441 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. 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 Decatur Reef and returns to Alki Beach.
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
August 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Sup Salmon Classic @ Capt. William Clark Park
August 31, 2014 – September 1, 2014 all-day
Sup Salmon Classic @ Capt. William Clark Park | Washougal | Washington | United States
Email Email Professional and recreational Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) athletes from around the region and world will take to the waters of the Columbia River for the 2014 SUP Salmon Classic. Events include an 8-mile Long Course for professional level racers, a 4-mile Short Course for recreational boarders and a 2-mile youth and novice course just for fun. The races are gender equal and sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA). Visit event website for updated data: http://www.supsalmonclassic.com/ Food booths, vendor booths and entertainment will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. The SUP Salmon Classic is hosted by the City of Washougal, Washington, located along the Columbia River, east of Hood River Oregon and just minutes from Portland. The races will take place on the calm waters along Cottonwood Beach at Captain Clark Park. ?The site offers a large, convenient beach for the ?each race start and finish. The long, open public beach will provide excellent viewing for spectators with a large grassy area for entertainment, vendor booths and concessions. Learn more about Washougal and where you can eat and stay at visitwashougal.com. Event Day Schedule  Sunday, August 31, 2014??7:30 a.m. Check in 8:30 a.m. Long Course Participant Meeting 9:00 a.m. Long Course 8-mile Race 9:15 a.m. Short Course Participant Meeting 9:45 a.m. Short Course 4-mile Race 10:30 a.m. Food Vendors Open 12:30 p.m. Youth and Novice Course Races 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Demos and Clinics 1:30 p.m. Awards Class Info: ?Long Course...
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
August 31, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Round the Rock @ Lake Washington
September 7, 2014 all-day
Round the Rock @ Lake Washington | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailNorthwest Paddle Surfers organize 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. The Elite Paddlers will be competing for $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! Also, this is an Officially Sanctioned National Event by The Word Paddle Association, so all members receive points in the worldwide scoring system. See how you stack up against the best!
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
September 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Board the Fjord @ Deep Cove BC
September 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am – September 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Board the Fjord @ Deep Cove BC
Email EmailBoard 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!
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
September 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827
September 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ballard SUP Race Series @ Shilshole @ Ballard Elks Club #827 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Email EmailMonday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs May-October. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race. Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.. **Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing water.  Don’t linger on beach. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line. Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. When?  6:00pm registration; 6:30pm race start. How Much? $5 for race. Proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club. Hungry? Join us for a burger or pizza after at the Elks. $5 payable to the Elks Club. Route? Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Required to Race: Leash and PFD (on you or board).  Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing. Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park. Need Gear? We provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals. Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.
September 25, 2014 – September 26, 2014 all-day
PNWORCA Winter Series #2 @ Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
Email EmailThe PNWORCA winter race series works by accumulating points over the course of the 7 races. Overall finishers in the men’s and women’s OC1 open divisions are scored 5 points for first place and 1 point for fifth place. The 5 best scores out of the 7 races are used to calculate totals. Awards are given to the top 5 finishers. In the age division categories, points are scored 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place and 3 points for 3rd place. Awards are given to the top 3 finishers. You must complete at least 3 races in the series to qualify for awards, which are presented at the final race at the end of the season. The completion of 3 races also forms a division category. (If you are a master’s OC1 paddler, and complete 3 races under that category you will qualify for awards). You must stick with the same age category that you choose – if you race open in one race and masters in another, they will be scored separately and your points will not accumulate. All races start at 11:00 am. Entry fee for each race is $15 per paddler. Paddlers must have a life jacket on board or worn, and leashes are advised.
September 27, 2014 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Mercer Island Sausage Pull (Sound Rowers) @ Lake Washington
Email EmailLong 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
Battle of the Paddle @ Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
October 4, 2014 – October 5, 2014 all-day
Battle of the Paddle @ Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point | Dana Point | California | United States
Email EmailBiggest Paddle contest of them all. New location and new dates!
PNWORCA Winter Series #1 @ Lake Union Waterway #18
January 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
PNWORCA Winter Series #1 @ Lake Union Waterway #18
Email EmailLake Union Race by DOUG on 2014/01/06 Lake Union Race Race: Lake Union Race, PNW-ORCA 2014 Winter Series OC-1/OC-2 Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014, Waterway #18, Lake Union, Seattle, WA Race Description: All paddlers start together at concrete overlook at Gas Works Park, heading west to Ballard Locks, around a buoy and return past Gas Works Park, to finish line within Waterway #18. The course is approx 6.0 miles. This is the 1st of 7 races in the Winter Series, with the first 5 place finishers in each division earning points for end of season awards. Registration: This is a PNW-ORCA race, sanctioned by USAC/K and will follow their safety procedures. All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of USAC/K or CORA membership. The entry fee remains at $15 per paddler. Non-USAC/K or non-CORA members must pay an additional $10 fee and complete the USAC/K event only membership and one-time waiver in order to enter the race. Host Club: Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona. Contact: scdahlin@comcast.net Facilities: There is one porta-john at the race site, with additional permanent restroom facilities ¼ mile away at Gas Works Park. There are no clothes changing facilities at the put-in/take-out area. Light refreshments and water will be provided. Entry Fees: $15.00 per paddler. Race Schedule: 9:00am Registration table opens 10:40am Safety and Paddlers’ meeting 11:00am Race starts 1:00pm Awards Directions: Race registration is on the north end of Lake Union next to Dunato’s Boat Yard, 2309 N. Northlake Way (about 1/4...
January 25, 2015 – January 26, 2015 all-day
 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge @ San Diego | California | United States
Email EmailThe Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak) We’ve always had a great mix of top level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80. I’d like to encourage you to visit our Web site for more details: www.hanohano.com/ocean-challenge Important Notes on the event: ***Pre-Registration is highly suggested. Hanohano OCC in conjunction with the So Cal Winter Racing series is breaking new ground with a paddling friendly registration platform at PaddleGuru. http://www.paddleguru.com/races/HanohanoHukiOceanChallenge $25 for preregistration – race fees go up to $30 for day of registration!!!! Preregistration will help eliminate delays on race morning as well as cut down on paddler error while registering with our new online format. PLEASE VISIT PADDLE GURU AND PREREGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ***Food…Breakfast snack items and coffee will be available for free in the morning. Lunch will be an additional fee with menu items beginning at $5.00. Please bring cash. The new lunch format allows us account for the increased number of mouths to feed while keeping your race fee below $25.00…Bring a water bottle, we will have Gatorade and water to fill them up. We will also have complimentary Vitacoco and Sambazon ***Raffle: Hanohano OCC still boasts the best Raffle west of the Mississippi…bring some dough and have a chance at a Brand New Huki OC-1 and a ton of other great product from our sponsors and vendors. ***PFD’s are required on all paddlecraft with the exception of...
Sound Rowers La Conner @ La Conner Sound Rowers
February 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sound Rowers La Conner @ La Conner Sound Rowers
Email EmailLa Conner Race Start : February 1, 2014 9:45/10:00 AM Level: 2 Distance: 7mi Meeting: 9:15 AM Route Map: See here for route builder 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 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. Wind Alert Entry Fees Pre-regsistration discount: Members of Sound Rowers: $10 per person. Non-nembers: $15 per person. Day of race registration: Members of Sound Rowers: $15 per person. Non-members: $20 per person. Boats of 3+ competitors: $10 per person (members and/or nonmembers). Awards Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category. Post Race The 2014 post race soup’n’bread will be at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse after the race. To get to the Clubhouse, go back to Maple (the main road) and turn right....
PNWORCA Winter Series #4 @ Silverdale Waterfront Park
February 22, 2015 – February 23, 2015 all-day
PNWORCA Winter Series #4 @ Silverdale Waterfront Park | Silverdale | Washington | United States
Email Email 9:30 a.m. – Registration at the gazebo 10:30 a.m. – Safety and Paddlers’ Meeting 11:00 a.m. – Race Start on an approximately 6-mile course The PNWORCA winter race series works by accumulating points over the course of the 7 races. Overall finishers in the men’s and women’s OC1 open divisions are scored 5 points for first place and 1 point for fifth place. The 5 best scores out of the 7 races are used to calculate totals. Awards are given to the top 5 finishers. In the age division categories, points are scored 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place and 3 points for 3rd place. Awards are given to the top 3 finishers. You must complete at least 3 races in the series to qualify for awards, which are presented at the final race at the end of the season. The completion of 3 races also forms a division category. (If you are a master’s OC1 paddler, and complete 3 races under that category you will qualify for awards). You must stick with the same age category that you choose – if you race open in one race and masters in another, they will be scored separately and your points will not accumulate. All races start at 11:00 am. Entry fee for each race is $15 per paddler. Paddlers must have a life jacket on board or worn, and leashes are advised. Wind Forecast
March 1, 2015 – March 2, 2015 all-day
PNWORCA Winter Series #6 @ Portland | Oregon | United States
Email EmailThe PNWORCA winter race series works by accumulating points over the course of the 7 races. Overall finishers in the men’s and women’s OC1 open divisions are scored 5 points for first place and 1 point for fifth place. The 5 best scores out of the 7 races are used to calculate totals. Awards are given to the top 5 finishers. In the age division categories, points are scored 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place and 3 points for 3rd place. Awards are given to the top 3 finishers. You must complete at least 3 races in the series to qualify for awards, which are presented at the final race at the end of the season. The completion of 3 races also forms a division category. (If you are a master’s OC1 paddler, and complete 3 races under that category you will qualify for awards). You must stick with the same age category that you choose – if you race open in one race and masters in another, they will be scored separately and your points will not accumulate. All races start at 11:00 am. Entry fee for each race is $15 per paddler. Paddlers must have a life jacket on board or worn, and leashes are advised.
Punta Sayulita SUP/Surf Classic @ Punta Sayulita Sup/Surf Classic
March 7, 2015 @ 10:30 am – March 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Punta Sayulita SUP/Surf Classic @ Punta Sayulita Sup/Surf Classic | Sayulita | Nayarit | Mexico
Email EmailPunta Sayulita is a private oceanfront club and residential community that rests on an extraordinary 33-acre private peninsula adjacent to the quaint seaside village of Sayulita located approximately 35 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Punta Sayulita has been sensitively designed to be a very intimate, low density community that will embrace only 62 detached homes whereby residents will have access to a full-service private Beach & Surf Club. The tropical design for the beach club and the custom homes at Punta Sayulita are by the boutique architecture firm of de Reus Architects of Hawaii. The developer of Punta Sayulita is Contact Development Company, LLC (CDC) of Sausalito, CA. See www.puntasayulita.com. Punta Sayulita is committed to the organization and sponsorship of various Sayulita community initiatives ranging from local recycling programs, beach clean-up campaigns, environmental protection/conservation awareness programs as well as education and reforestation programs. The Classic is a continuation of these community events supporting Sayulita community initiatives and fundraising programs.
March 8, 2015 – March 9, 2015 all-day
PNWORCA Winter Series #5 @ Vanier Park | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
Email EmailThe PNWORCA winter race series works by accumulating points over the course of the 7 races. Overall finishers in the men’s and women’s OC1 open divisions are scored 5 points for first place and 1 point for fifth place. The 5 best scores out of the 7 races are used to calculate totals. Awards are given to the top 5 finishers. In the age division categories, points are scored 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place and 3 points for 3rd place. Awards are given to the top 3 finishers. You must complete at least 3 races in the series to qualify for awards, which are presented at the final race at the end of the season. The completion of 3 races also forms a division category. (If you are a master’s OC1 paddler, and complete 3 races under that category you will qualify for awards). You must stick with the same age category that you choose – if you race open in one race and masters in another, they will be scored separately and your points will not accumulate. All races start at 11:00 am. Entry fee for each race is $15 per paddler. Paddlers must have a life jacket on board or worn, and leashes are advised.
Sound Rowers Bellingham Bay Rough Water @ Fairhaven Trailer Launch.
March 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sound Rowers Bellingham Bay Rough Water @ Fairhaven Trailer Launch.
Email EmailBellingham Bay Rough Water Race Bellingham Bay Map Start : March 15, 2014 10:15 AM Level: 3+ Distance: 5/10 mi Meeting: 9:30 AM Director : Peter Marcus Phone: 206.459.4323 Getting to the Start Take I-5 exit 250 (from the North or South), head West, continue through the light on 12th Street, follow the 90 degree curve to the right, continue until you come to Harris Avenue. Turn left, approximate 1/2 mile down Harris, turn right into Fairhaven Trailer Launch Parking. Registration will open at 8:15am. Bathrooms are available, no showers or bubble baths…..Start and Finish will be off the Fairhaven Trailer Launch. Race Course A two loop long course and a one loop short course on Bellingham Bay, approximately 5 miles per loop. Conditions CAN BE a three on a scale of one to three. Lifejackets are required to be WORN, leashes recommended. Open to OCs, SUPs, HPKs, Kayaks, and Rowers. (remember, this can be rough water, be prepared!) Entry Fees $15.00 Sound Rowers Members $20.00 Non-members ($2.00 dollars off if you wear a Marine VHF!) Awards Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.
2nd Annual St Paddles Day Race @ Alderbrook Resort and Spa
March 16, 2015 – March 17, 2015 all-day
2nd Annual St Paddles Day Race @ Alderbrook Resort and Spa | Union | Washington | United States
Email EmailCelebrate the beginning of the spring paddling season with us on the shores Hood Canal, Washingtons only true fjord. Alderbrook Resort & Spa is hosting the second annual St. Paddle’s Day Celebration. Join us for FREE non sanctioned All Craft races, paddling related booths and demonstrations, traditional Irish fare and live fiddling! Advance registration is recommend. Race course is 3.75 miles. Plus a Kids Tandem Race! Stay tuned. Online registration is available soon! Book lodging asap due to the Mac and Jack Beer Dinner event Sat night! Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercraft, enter the race, “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 and stand up paddle boards will be available for rent at special event pricing. Festivities go from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include a delicious Irish barbeque and brauts on the waterfront lawn. More info: http://www.alderbrookresort.com/