Divisions: Mens, Womens , Open to Kupuna, must have 3 registered to qualify for a prize category. The Mixed division (minimum 1 man, maximum 3 men) will run within the men's event.
Long Course - Start at Amours Beach in Gibsons Wharf, East outside of the Harbour lighthouse, then North to Secret Beach, around Buoy marker, downwind South, past Preston Island, and northwest around Keats Island towards green can at Soames point. Follow coast line east back to finish line at Gibsons Wharf. (approx. 23 km).
We reserve the right to alter a course or cancel this race due to unsafe paddling/weather conditions at any point before and during the race event.
Long Course - 10 km "Pulling Water Challenge", will run Sunday morning for all small boats OC-1, 2, surfski and double surfski. Note that the schedule has been modified this year to allow a Mass Start for all Men, Women and Mixed. The race will be coordinated with the Ferry schedule to allow everyone time to race, attend the award ceremonies and catch the next ferry home!
Please read the following notes, as they should answer most questions you may have about the weekend. If there is anything you need, or have concerns about, please check in at the:
Camping: Free camping is available at Dougall Park towards the back of the park away from Kin Hut building and stage area. Port a potties and toilet facilities are available.
Race Blessing: Coveted Devils Club necklaces will be distributed to those who attend Friday @ 7:00pm just before the steerers meeting behind the Kinsman Hall.
Dinner: Saturday night is included with your race registration. Extra dinner tickets can be purchased at the Kinsman Hall Friday 2-6 pm and at the Govt Dock 9-noon Saturday. $16 each
** Racers, your dinner ticket is your ID badge - this must be presented to get your dinner, sorry no exceptions. Also, we will be having a Paddlers Dance immediately after the award to dance the night away!
First Aid: Available at the Government Wharf, Saturday 8-4.
Lost & Found: Race Central on the Govt Dock Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-noon.
Showers: Coin operated hot showers are available at the Marina.
Trailer Parking: Located at behind Gibsons Curling Club in upper Gibsons. Drivers will be directed after unloading.