Bringing back the Seattle Winter and Spring Seattle Race Series, these are monthly 8 mile paddling and rowing races on Seattle’s inner waterways. Paddle under 5 bridges twice and enjoy city and houseboat views.
Fastest racers in SUP,14′, HPK 1 and OC1 win a free entry to the next race! Win a $50 Agua Verde Cafe Gift Card!
WHO SHOULD RACE?
Open to prone, SUP, OC, row, pedal craft, surf ski, kayak. *Kayaks 13’+ and SUP minimum 12′-6″. Must know how to swim.
LOCATION – Agua Verde Paddle Club 1307 NE Boat Street Seattle, WA 98105
PARKING – Free Lot across street, Free Street Parking and paid marina parking.
BOAT SET-UP – Free lot grass strips and round grass area by AV docks. *Stay off other UW property.
WATER ACCESS – Agua Verde main dock; Rocky shoreline access by Sakuma Point; and Public Dock by houseboats on east end of paid AV lot. Alternatively, paddle in from Waterways 18 and 19 on Northlake Way.
8 miles – Start from Agua Verde Paddle Club and go west under the University Bridge and I-5 Bridge into Lake Union. You’ll race down the west side of Lake Union, to south Lake Union then up the east side (avoiding the sea plane landing strip), then back under the I-5 and University Bridges. You’ll enter Portage Bay and race to and around the 520 bridge pillars. Heading north again, you’ll paddle past the yellow race start buoy – back under the University and I-5 bridges to Gas Works. At the green (port) buoy off Gas Works, you’ll take a Left 180 degree turn and head back towards under the I-5 and University bridges to a yellow buoy across from Agua Verde. You’ll take a Left 180 degree turn and finish at the yellow start buoy parallel to Agua Verde. We’ll call this one the 9 bridge loop!
NOTE: Alternatively, we are looking at another option through the Montlake Cut.