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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 event cup 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.

Through May 24th, 2024
$35 adults/$25 Kids



May 25th - June 22nd, 2024
$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 our event horn. This year's prizes include a night's stay in Hoodsport, a gift certificate to Hardware Distillery (get your Aquavit asap!), goodies from vendors and much more!

your registration includes an event cup 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 spend time with friends and family 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 1
 Dressing up in Scandinavian theme and teams are encouraged. Tie your bandana to your paddle, neck, head, wherever! We will be judging on BEST DRESSED to earn fun prizes!

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 to follow our local designated vessel (TBA). Paddlers are asked to use the canoe team 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 administ
rative 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


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