Jan
11
Sun
PNWORCA Winter Series #1 @ Lake Union Waterway #18
Jan 11 @ 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Lake 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 mile east of Gas Works Park), Seattle, WA.

From I-5. Take Exit #169 (NE 45th St.), turn west on NE 45th and continue to Stone Way.
Turn Left on Stone Way and follow it south all the way to the bottom by Lake Union (through NE 34th St). The road will bend to the left and become N. Northlake Way. Follow N. Northlake Way east past Gasworks Park, and look for the small Waterway #18 sign on the north sidewalk (if you see Dunato’s Boatyard, you’ve gone too far). Please park on the north side of the street (back-in angle parking) and walk down to lake’s edge, where the canoes are beached.

PNW-ORCA Winter Series Point System

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.

PNW-ORCA Winter Series Race Schedule 2014
Go to www.pnworca.org for more info on each race as they are posted

Jan
25
Sun
Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge @ Bonita Cove
Jan 25 all-day

The 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 Prone paddleboard. Leashes are suggested for use on the long course for OC-1’s and Surfski’s

***No Dogs, Alcohol or Glass are allowed in Mission Bay Park…Rangers will issue hefty fines

***Paddlers are required to know the course and behave in a sportsmanlike manner…Please come to the assistance of fellow paddlers in distress. Paddlers are required to affix their assigned Race bib to their chest so that it is visible to the volunteers on the finish boats. Paddlers must finish between the two anchored boats in Bonita Cove and report their assigned race number. Failure to follow finish protocol will result in a dnf . Don’t be selfish…your behavior affects all race participants.

Watch the web site and facebook for updates. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanohano-Huki-Ocean-Challenge/130411500341485?ref=hl

Feb
1
Sun
Sound Rowers La Conner @ La Conner Sound Rowers
Feb 1 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

La 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. Head across the orange bridge, and take the first left into Shelter Bay. Tell the guard, if there is one, that you are with Sound Rowers. Follow Shelter Bay Drive about a mile as it goes down a fairly steep hill with a putting area and the marina on your left. Turn left just past the golf area. There should be plenty of parking adjacent to the clubhouse.

Feb
22
Sun
PNWORCA Winter Series #4 @ Silverdale Waterfront Park
Feb 22 all-day
  • 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

Mar
1
Sun
PNWORCA Winter Series #6
Mar 1 all-day

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.

Mar
7
Sat
Punta Sayulita SUP/Surf Classic @ Punta Sayulita Sup/Surf Classic
Mar 7 @ 10:30 AM – Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM

Punta 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.

Mar
8
Sun
PNWORCA Winter Series #5 @ Vanier Park
Mar 8 all-day

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.

Mar
15
Sun
Sound Rowers Bellingham Bay Rough Water @ Fairhaven Trailer Launch.
Mar 15 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bellingham 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.

Mar
16
Mon
2nd Annual St Paddles Day Race @ Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Mar 16 all-day

Celebrate 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/

Apr
5
Sun
Gig harbors paddlers cup @ Gig Harbor
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

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.
gigmap

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