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20th Annual Rat Island Regatta Sat, June 29th


debbie natelson
 

Mark last weekend in June for

SoundRowers & Paddlers 
20th Annual Rat Island Regatta
Sat.,  June 29
10am Race start; 9:15 pre-race meeting

Race begins/ends at the scenic and historic, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend

Course:  6.8. nautical mile (7.8 statute miles) course begins at Kitchen Shelter Beach at Fort Worden State Park, proceeds SE past downtown, Pt. Hudson, then across Bay to Fort Flagler, around Rat Island and back to park. 

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Race hard; the Post Race Potluck is always a big tasty fuel replenisher. Bring something yummy to share.

As with all Sound Rowers races, participation open to all HumanPowered craft: Rowing shells (fixed and sliding seat) ; Outrigger/Dugout Canoe; Surfski/Kayak, SUP/Prone Paddleboards; Pedal Craft; DragonBoats

PFD, whistle, and ability to self rescue in Cold Water required.

For more info/directions: soundrowers.org

ONLINE RACE RESERVATIONS (please, very helpful to race organizers, speeds up day of race paperwork/gets your name spelled right in Results --  and no commitment)
http://www.soundrowers.org/docs/entryWaiver.pdf
 -- required for racers under 18 yrs old 

Fort Worden/PT is such a great venue. Bring your bikes, Camp spend the weekend. Combine it with a some sort of downwind run on Sunday in Straight of Juan de Fuca (a la the de Fuca Downwinder).

If you are camping, book early. Campsite reservations at Fort Woren fill up fast.  Camping here is so popular that they have their own Reservation System. NO PHONE RESERVATIONS:  

Have a splendid race weekend on the peninsula.
Thanks in advance for your participation,
Debbie