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Hammer the Inlet

Hammer the Inlet

Hammer the Inlet is roughly a 15.3 mile race in swift tidal current on Hammersley Inlet in South Puget Sound. The goal is to start a bit before slack and get to the end of the inlet before the 2.5 knot flood slows you down. Then enjoy a swift tidal assisted ride back to Shelton.

Paddlers call this run the ‘Hammersley Shuttle’ or ‘Shuffle’ for the tidal push allowing for a nice glide with current. Back eddies and eddy-lines add a little spice or challenge around the various bends and curves at Skookum and Libby Points and Cape Horn.

Date: TBA

Length: Approx 15.3 miles in tidal current. Should feel like 8 miles with the flood current coming in!

2021 RESULTS

RACE PHOTOS FROM THE EL MISTICO

  • RACE REQUIREMENTS:
    • Long and Short Course: Kayaks 13′ min and SUP minimum 12′-6′” due to distance.
    • Must know how to swim and 100% self-rescue. Not knowing how to remount put everyone at risk.
    • PFD / Life Jackets required to be worn for all racers except prone. Leashes required for all craft.
    • Hi-vis colors so we can see you.
    • Reliable tethered communication device. VHF and/or waterproofed and tethered phone. VHF to channel #69.

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

 

 

Kayak Clinics available during the race with Salmon Bay Paddle coach, Robert Nissenbaum.  Kayak Class Details

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Sponsored by Hammer Nutrition!    

10% proceeds donated to the South Sound Restoration Project.

Parking and restrooms at the Shelton Yacht Club plus a boat ramp for all craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Course Details / Parking


 

 

 

The MV Mistico turn-a-round boat at the mouth of PIckering Passage.

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