Aloha kakou/warm greetings to everyone.
Wakinikona is pleased again to kick off the PNW-ORCA 2017 Winter series by hosting the first OC 1/ OC 2 race at Lake Union, in Seattle, WA on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Please come to renew acquaintances, extend your new year’s greetings, and get an excellent workout in a competitive race on what is usually a very flat course. I’m sure you’ll have a lot to talk about after the race over a bowl of hot soup. You’ll find all the details below or in the first attachment.
Hope to see all of you on the water in the new year.
Stay safe and a hui hou.
Po’o Wa’a, Hui Wa'a O Wakinikona
Lake Union Race
Race: Lake Union Race, PNW-ORCA 2017 Winter Series OC-1, OC-2, SUP
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, Waterway #18, Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Race Description: All paddlers start together at concrete overlook at Gas Works Park, heading west to Ballard Locks, around a buoy and return past Gas Works Park, to finish line within Waterway #18. The course is approx 6.5 miles. This is the 1st of 7 races in the Winter Series, with the first 5 place finishers in each division earning points for end of season awards.
Registration: This is a PNW-ORCA race, covered by Paddlesport Risk Management (PRM) LLC and will follow our association’s and PRM’s safety procedures. All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of PRM coverage (paddler with a PNW-ORCA member club). The entry fee remains at $15 per paddler. Non-PRM covered paddlers must pay an additional $3.00 fee and complete the PRM Event Waiver in order to enter the race.
Host Club: Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-985-2333.
Facilities: There is one porta-john at the race site, with additional permanent restroom facilities ¼ mile away at Gas Works Park. There are no clothes changing facilities at the put-in/take-out area. Light refreshments and water will be provided.
Entry Fees: $15.00 per paddler.
9:00am Registration table opens
10:30am Safety and Paddlers’ meeting
11:00am Race starts
Directions: Race registration is on the north end of Lake Union next to Dunato's Boat Yard,
2309 N. Northlake Way (about 1/4 mile east of Gas Works Park), Seattle, WA.
From I-5. Take Exit #169 (NE 45th St.), turn west on NE 45th and continue to Stone Way.
Turn Left on Stone Way and follow it south all the way to the bottom by Lake Union (through NE 34th St). The road will bend to the left and become N. Northlake Way. Follow N. Northlake Way east past Gasworks Park, and look for the small Waterway #18 sign on the north sidewalk (if you see Dunato's Boatyard, you've gone too far). Please park on the north side of the street (back-in angle parking) and walk down to lake’s edge, where the canoes are beached.
See www.pnworca.org for the Winter Series Point System