Our first ever Catalina - Non-Stop - Circumnav Race
aka "Catalina For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (x 2)"
Hey Kayakers! - Be the first on your block to race from Newport to Catalina - AND BACK! All for the bragging rights! This race is sure to be one of a kind! Kayakers of ALL levels are welcome. Rental kayaks available.
10 and Under Class:
- Class 1 - 10 feet and under (White water kayaks only please)
- Class 2 - 10 years old and younger (You must have parent or guardian signature)
Kayaks With Pets (sorry no dogs allowed)
NPC (Norsaq as Paddle Class)
You can only use your norsaq as your only paddle.
Tandem Kayak Class
- Class 1 - both paddlers facing forward
- Class 2 - paddlers facing opposite direction
Pre-Race Carbo Loading / Meet & Great - 2:00 am Monday April 1 @ Denny's
Race: Monday April 1 - 4:00 am (sharp)
The rules are simple. Start at Newport. Shotgun start (aka "CF" - it's an Army term. Look it up.) at 3:00 am. Head towards the first rest stop at the West end of Catalina. Check in with the committee/party boat offshore. Turn left on the outside until the East end. Check in with party another boat there. From there, it's a "Sprint To The Finish" back to Newport!! It's like about[masked] miles or whatever, so you you may want to paddle fast at first in order to get ahead of the pack. The first back in each class wins the adulation of the masses! (Note: if you need to go ashore or take relief en-route, you may be dis-qualified. It is a non-stop race after all. You can however go back to the start and try again.)