Join us for a weekly Monday Evening SUP race in Ballard!
The Courses: The race course will change weekly or depending on conditions. We'll do a water start along any of the following courses with the starting line across from the Elks Beach and boating channel (Magnolia side).
- To hamburger buoy in Shilshole Bay. 1.5m RT.
- To West Point Lighthouse mooring buoy. 2.3m RT.
- To erractic glacier boulder below Discovery Park. 1.03m RT.
- To West Point Lighthouse green buoy. 3.07m RT.
- Up Salmon Bay against current to mooring buoy and back using outgoing currrent. 1.6m RT.
*All courses were chosen to stay clear of boating channels.
Who Can Attend? Experienced Beginner to advanced. You should be comfortable with paddling a SUP on flat water with some bumps. Inquire about lessons if new to SUP.
Required: PFD worn and leash. In cooler weather - wetsuit, drysuit, or similar clothing.
Fee: $5.00 per person. Pay in person in Elks Lot before race, (cash).
Join us for a burger after at the Elks: $5 Payable to the Elks Club in person.
Weather: Races will go on in light to moderate wind and/or rain. We will cancel if the weather is too crazy or there's thunderstorms.
Gear Rental: Let me know if you need rentals prior via email. If you need a board and paddle and/or wetsuit, PFD, leash, etc send me your height and weight so I can choose appropiate sizes. Add $25 for gear rentals. Try our 18' racing/tour SUP!
Parking: Ballard Elks Club. The Elks are giving us an OK to use their lot for the race.
When you Get There: Stay on the North (right) side of the beach due to public access issues (Elks side). Sign liability waiver and pay $5. (Waivers kept on file for veteran racers).
Required: Liability Form(Word doc): Bring to race or sign in person at race. Download HERE or from main page in Files.
Need more instruction or can't fit this in? Check out my regular lessons for all levels. We offer race training, pivot turn training, etc. 10% Meet Up Discount. Available all year. www.salmonbaypaddle.com
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