Northwest Paddle Races 2021

Link the Lakes Race

March 28 – Montlake Cut Race is a 6.8 mile paddling race from Agua Verde Paddle Club though the Montlake Cut into Lake WA and return.


Spring Deception Pass Challenge

6 Miles –  Cornet Bay to Hope and Skagit Islands on the flood and return to Cornet on the ebb.  April 24th, 2021

Race Details

Hammer the Inlet - Hammersley Inlet

May 8 – 10 Miles –  Hammer the Inlet – Shelton to Pickering Passage down the narrow Hammersley Inlet using a tidal current assist both ways!


Wanda Fuca Downwinder

June 13th – 13.5 mile ocean race on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Freshwater Bay to Port Angeles. Part of the Port Angeles Maritime Festival.


Lake Crescent Downwinder - Sept 18th

Sept 18th – 10 mile downwinder race beautiful Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.  


2020 Course

Deception Pass Challenge - Dec 4

Epic 6 Mile Paddling Race in the Tidal Rapids of Deception Pass – Dec, 4 2021. Same new route as 2020 unofficial race – Cornet Bay Start on the Flood.

Event Details

Seattle Race Series

Feb 27, 2021 – Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit (6 miles) is a paddling race fundraiser to help the Ballard Elks Lodge during Covid-19. Thanks to all who participated. We raised $1,480 for the Elks!  Thanks to KAVU for the cool stuff!


Seattle Race Series

The Seattle Race Series are monthly 8 mile races on Seattle’s inner waterways. We ran two races on Jan and Feb 2020 but had to cancel the rest for Covid-19.  We’re trying again…

JANUARY 17, 2021 – 5 Bridges Race (8 miles) Starting from Agua Verde Paddle Club on Portage Bay, you’ll race into Lake Union, through the Ship Canal to the Ballard bridge and return to Portage Bay. A great way to start the New Year!  RESULTS / RACE PHOTOS

Our Races Probably or Not Happening in 2021..

St Paddles Day (Cancelled) / Bremerton Tidal Challenge Race – Brem parks not accepting new apps now / Makah Coast Race – TBA if the Makah rez opens, probably 2022.

Races in Production: Hammersley Inlet to Hope Island and/or Fox Island. Surf race?


Sound Rowers


Ballard Elks Paddling Club – Summer Monday Night Fundraiser Series

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