PADDLE THE CANAL CHALLENGE
Ready to compete in the Paddle the Canal Challenge, where non-motorized vessels cross the Canal aka "Fjord" in a timed race for prizes and your well earned t-shirt and bandana? This is where you learn more information, how to register and sign your required waiver. Kids 9 and under are FREE but must still register.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Through May 19th, 2023
$35 adults/$25 Kids (10-17)
May 20th - June 17th, 2023
$39 adults/$25 kids (10-17)
Located at the PORT OF HOODSPORT'S Marina
24113 N US HWY 101, Hoodsport, WA
Photography by George Stenberg
Welcome/Registration Desk opens at 11am ~ Race begins promptly at 1PM (after the Aquavit Parade and sound of Lady Alderbrook's horn.
YES your registration includes an event t-shirt and logo'd bandana to wear during the race! We will also have a water table, sliced oranges, medals and prizes at various levels for crossin the Fjord. It will be a timed race, however most make it a leisurely activity to celebrate Father's Day, spend time together with friends or to be captivated by nature.
YES this is a family-friendly event, but parents/guardians must register, complete and sign the waiver for kids under 18. Dressing up in Scandinavian theme and teams are encouraged. Tie your bandana to your paddle, neck, head, wherever!
YES you will be crossing the Fjord but not quite ALL of the way over due to personal properties, safety and time constraints. Enjoy being a part of an old Nordic tradition, where Aquavit was transported across the equator to the West Indies. Replace the West Indies with Hoodsport/Tahua to follow our friends aboard Lady Alderbrook instead! Paddlers are asked to use Lady Alderbrook and YSS Dive boats as your guide and reference of where to turn around.
YES you can bring your own kayak, SUP, canoe or whatever non-motorized vessel you choose to cross the Fjord. Conveniently we will have an offloading station right at the Port of Hoodsport with volunteers helping you safely load/unload before finding parking. Parking is not available at the Port of Hoodsport.
YES you can rent kayaks from Hood Canal Adventures at an hourly rate (allow at least 3 hours). They will be on site but with limited inventory. It is best to call in advance to reserve your kayak (single or double). PH: (360) 301-6310 - Christina
YES this event is run by volunteers and we always do our best to make it extremely fun and well organized for ALL. We appreciate the help from YSS Dive to ensure everyone's SAFETY is a priority. Your registration $$ not only pays for administrative costs and coordination, but also supports our success for years to come. We thank you in advance!
After you sign up, you will be hearing from Kerry London Myers via email with more info re: logistics, parking, itinerary, etc so that you are an informed competitor! Feel free to reach out any time with questions - we want to make sure you are prepared to have FUN!
Kerry London Myers
PH: (360) 710-7452