Based on a prolonged spate of very cold temperatures this week and forecasted for the weekend, Wakinikona has cancelled the PNW-ORCA Winter Series OC 1/OC 2 race that was scheduled for Lake Union this Saturday (7th January 2017). In making this decision, we took into account the forecasted weather not only at the race venue here in Seattle but the locations where competing paddlers will be traveling and the early start times they would need to commence travel. Deferring on the side of safety, it was prudent to cancel this race. While some may be disappointed in our decision, keep in mind there are six other PNW-ORCA races remaining in the 2017 Winter Series to compete.
Take care, be safe and wait patiently for better weather.
Uncle Stan Dahlin.