Kent Island Circumnavigation - UltraMarathon Warmup
This year's River Connection Race Team schedule includes an ambitious race hosted by Watertribe.org and CLCBoats.com.
May 18th, 2014 OkumeFest UltraMarathon
The Race Course is @64 miles in length and competitors use a number of classes of craft.
As a first full day paddle of the year I'll be leading a trip around the Kent Island portion of the course starting/finishing at the Chesapeake Bay Center launching at 7am and finishing around sundown for a total distance of approximately 34 nautical miles
If you would like to follow along MotionX GPS updates and some photos will be posted on the hour throughout the day here.
For the day of the races I'll be viewable on the Watertribe tracker map under SeaDawg.
Any paddlers attending must have a sea kayak of 16'+ with fore/aft floatation in the way of bulkheads/floatation bags, PFD, proper immersion wear (wetsuit/drysuit), the ability to keep a 4 mph pace all day, full compliment of personal food/drink to keep fueled throughout the day, full equipment kit including self rescue gear/skills, night time lighting, changes of clothes, unplanned overnight gear kit.
Once underway we are paddling with the tides with no shortcuts back to the launch regardless of conditions (unless they become an extreme hazard)
Launch time is 7am. Meet earlier to prep gear.
3/13/14 NOAA Weather Forecast
"Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph."
Heck of a lot better than the current 20 degrees and 20mph West winds now.
See you on the water,