Northwest Paddle Races 2020
Bringing back the Seattle Winter and Spring Seattle Race Series, these are monthly 8 mile races on Seattle’s inner waterways. 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. January 25 Results!
Race Dates: REGISTER FOR 3/22
6 Miles – in Bremerton’s Port Washington Narrows in Tidal Currents! June 27
Other 2020 PNW Races
Ballard Elks Monday Night Summer Races
We started this series 8 years ago but handed it to the Ballard Elks Paddling Club in 2018. Every Monday evening from May to mid-September, come out with any paddling craft to race 2 to 3 miles on 3 different courses. Open to all levels of racers and paddlers.
Registration opens in the Elks lot at 6:00 – Race starts at 7pm. Proceeds donated to the Vocational Scholarship Fund, an Elks charity. Contract the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 5-7 – 70 miles Tacoma to PT
Urban Surf Summer SUP Series
3 mile course on 6 Wednesday evenings on Lake Union July – August More Info
Gorge Downwind Champs Series – Hood River
PNWORCA – Pacific NW Outrigger Racing Association (open to all craft)
PNWORCA is the association for outrigger canoe clubs located in the Pacific Northwest including Washington which put on several races year around. All races are open to all paddling craft. Super cool folks to race with.
The Sound Rowers welcome all paddlers to their many annual races that are held from Westport and Seattle to Wenatchee. Here’s a list of their 2020 Races for all paddling craft.
Seattle Canoe Club
Tofino Paddle Surf
SUP Festival and Race – June 12-14
Canada Outrigger – Races
Hobuck Hoedown – Surf Comp
Surf Kayak / SUP Competition – Oct 3-4
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