Starting Line, May 12, 2014

MONDAY NIGHT SUP RACES IN BALLARD – Open to SUP, OC, prone and kayak. Hosted by Salmon Bay PaddleSponsored by the Ballard Elks & KAVU.

2017 Dates – Mondays May 1 thru September 25

Join us for our weekly Monday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay. Runs June – September. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3 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.

Registration: 6-6:30pm in Elks parking lot. Race Start: 7pm. Cost: $5  All proceeds donated to the Elks Scholarship Fund

MONDAY 6PM RACE CLINIC6pm with Rob Casey, $50 (Elks & BEPC Members), $75 non-Elks members. Learn how to buoy turn, get faster by reading the water, having a race strategy while learning how to paddle more comfortably over wakes and in wind. Other topic that may be covered – paddling on one side, race starts, cadence, gear, using waves to your benefit. You’re also welcome to bring topics for us to work on. RSVP by 4pm Monday. 206-465-7167 / salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com

Who Should Race?  Anyone who is comfortable paddling some small to medium sized waves. Must know how to swim, fall and get back on. We don’t cancel for wind or rain, make sure you can handle the conditions. 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.

Required: Leash and PFD for SUPs; PFD for OC & Kayak. Signed liability form available in lot before race in parking lot. We rent PFDs & leashes. Respect the beach – Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway facing water. Keep voice volume low as well.

WEEKLY RACE CLINIC6pm with Rob Casey, $50 (Elks & BEPC Members), $75 non-Elks members. Learn how to buoy turn, get faster by reading the water, having a race strategy while learning how to paddle more comfortably over wakes and in wind. Other topic that may be covered – paddling on one side, race starts, cadence, gear, using waves to your benefit. You’re also welcome to bring topics for us to work on. RSVP by 4pm Monday. 206-465-7167

Contact us for info, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com  206.465.7167. Wanna Learn to SUP?  We provide all levels of instruction from beginning to pro racing skills.

Join the Elks for $115yr. (Elks reg forms available at race). Benefits include participation in the Ballard Elks Paddling Club, board storage participation and parking. 

Race Results posted on Salmon Bay Paddle Blog and on Facebook at 206 Waterman.

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Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.

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OTHER SEATTLE AREA SUMMER RACES

WednesdaysUrban Surf, 7pm.

September  – Round the Rock SUP Race

NW RACE SCHEDULES:

Other races by Salmon Bay Paddle – Halloween, New Year’s Day and St Paddles Day.

Salmon Bay Paddle NW Races

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– NW Paddle Surfers