Deception Pass Challenge Spring Race Details - April 24

Deception Pass Challenge Spring Race Details

Date: Saturday April 24, 2021 – 2:15-2:30pm Heats Start (Depends on duration of slack which varies per conditions)

The Course – 7.8 miles

Starting just after beginning of the Ebb – Beat the ebb at Hope Island!

  • Start from the Cornet Bay Boat Ramp – Head east to round Hoypus Point
  • Thread between Skagit and Kiket Islands
  • Get to the east side of Hope Island before the ebb becomes too strong (Crux spot) east sides of Hope Island
  • Clockwise around Hope Island
  • Shoot down the ebb between Hope and Ala Point.
  • Head back to the Start/Finish Line at Cornet Bay

Tip: Hug the shore for eddy help along Hoypus Point going east. Learn how to do a ferry angle when crossing current to Skagit Island.


Registrants will receive a link to our pre-race 8pm Zoom Safety Meeting Friday night 4/23.

Heat start times emailed Saturday before Race

Bring your Discovery Pass or purchase a day parking pass at the boat ramp

Lodging / Camping: Deception Pass State Park.  Lots of AirBnB’s nearby plus lodging in nearby Anacortes and Oak Harbor.

Mention you’re with the Deception Pass Spring Race for both!

DIRECTIONS to the Cornet Bay Boat Ramp.  A 1.5 hour drive in good traffic from Seattle with no ferry required. Get Keystone ferry reservations if coming from the Olympic Peninsula.














Race Notes and Hazards..

  • Hug shore along Hoypus Point for a nice eddy to avoid ebb current
  • Reef near east shores on Skagit and Hope Islands
  • Nice vault restroom on Skagit Island at WWTA campsite
  • NO Landing on Kiket Island across from Skagit Island, it’s a nature preserve. 
  • Watch for boating traffic


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