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Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit - Seattle Race Series

Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit – Seattle Race Series

Bringing back the Seattle Winter and Spring Seattle Race Series, these are monthly 6-8 mile paddling and rowing races on Seattle’s inner waterways. Hosted by Salmon Bay Paddle

Race #2 – Saturday Feb 27 – Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit Race is a 6 mile course on Salmon and Shilshole Bays to support the Ballard Elks club in tough times and keep the doors, lot and beach open. Elks members and guests at the waterfront ‘Secret Beach Patio Bar’ will raise additional funds with a 50/50 Raffle with KAVU stuff.

ONLINE AWARDS: 1st place winners get free entry to next race and KAVU E-Gift Codes picked randomly during pre-race Zoom meeting and awarded after race.

Who Should Race? Open to SUP, OC, row, prone, pedal craft, surf ski, kayak, Elk. You can swim it if you like.

COVID-19 – This is a ‘real on-water race’ with Virtual Race shore safety protocols following current Phase 1-2 Regs with online registration only, social distancing and masks on shore and 1-2 min segmented starts for distancing.  No land event before/after. Online awards.

Race Heats Start: 1:30pm. Heats for different craft spaced 1 minute apart.

Distance: 6 miles.  Must be completed in 2 hours per Phase 1-2 guidance.

Can’t make it? Donate directly to the Elks here

Click here for *COURSE / PARKING / DIRECTIONS

Click here for **REGISTRATION**

Webcam of Shilshole Bay and the ‘Secret Beach Bar’ courtesy of the Ballard Elks Paddling Club

Race Fees: $25 for 1 person craft until 1/15 / $50 for 2p from the same household / $35 on 1/16 for 1p / $55 on 1/16 for 2p.

RACE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Kayaks 12′  and SUP minimum 12′  (due to finishing under 2 hrs for Phase 1-2 regs)
  • Must know how to swim.
  • Team or 2 person boats should be within the same household.
  • Must finish under 2 hours per Phase 1-2 guidance (1/11/21)
  • Life Jacket Requirements – PFDs required to be worn for racers plus leashes for SUPs. Prone paddle board and rowers can carry on craft.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL COURSE MAP & BUOY TURN & FINISH DETAILS

Terms and Conditions

NOTE –  Regardless of Circumstances:

  • Refunds cannot be issued
  • Tickets can be transferred between participants only if our registration receives the data prior to race.
  • Tickets cannot be deferred to next year

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday 7pm – Pre-race Zoom Safety Meeting. Registrants will receive zoom link.

11:30 – Start virtual check-in upon arrival

12:30 – 1pm PM – Get on water, listen for your start time confirmation and placement

1:30 PM – *RACE HEATS START – Divisions in groups of 10 launching minutes apart

4 PM – End event.  Award sent online before/after race.

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QUESTIONS / CONTACT: Rob Casey – Email preferred/ 206-465-7167

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CHECK OUT OUR OTHER 2021 RACES:

OTHER PNW 2021 RACES SERIES

Sound Rowers

PNW ORCA

Ballard Elks Paddling Club – Summer Monday Night Fundraiser Series

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