Don’t miss the 2017 Kai Ikaika winter series race coming up on Saturday, March 18th! We are excited to announce that this year the race has moved back to it’s traditional spot near downtown at the Wasabi Paddling Club dock on the west bank of the Willamette River across from the River Place Marina! Please see specific race details below. If you have any questions, please contact us at Hope to see you all there!

2017 PNWORCA Winter Series Race #6

Hosted by Kai Ikaika Paddling Club

Saturday, March 18, 2017

11:00am race start

Wasabi Paddling Club Dock

1515 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

(please note this is our old traditional location)

Download the Official Race Packet


From North of Portland: 1-5 South to exit 300B/Oregon City (US26 E)/OMSI, onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Right on Madison, left on Water, driveway to parking lot is on right just before OMSI.

From South of Portland: I-5 North to exit 300; Right on Water, driveway on right just before OMSI.


$15 registration/race fee per paddler. $3 additional fee for non-PRM insured paddlers. $10 CORA Day Rate Coverage – for non CORA insured paddlers.


PNWORCA winter series has opted to go with a permanent canoe number system. All paddlers will be issued a pair of race numbers. Each paddler is asked to bring an extra $5 for these numbers if you have NOT already purchased them. You will leave these numbers on your canoe and use the number for every PNW ORCA winter series race you enter. These numbers will not harm your vessel when taken off.


Distance: Approx. 6.2 miles (10km), one loop around Ross Island. (See racecourse below). Launch point is the new Portland Boathouse (Wasabi Paddling Club) floating dock.

Race Schedule: 

9:00am – Registration opens

10:30am – Paddlers’ Meeting

11:00am – Race Starts

12:30pm – Plate Lunch and Awards

You must have to participate:

  1. Current PRM club membership or pay event coverage fee above, Signed PRM event waiver (download now).
  2. $15 entry fee per person
  3. PFD/Life jacket

Race Course: The course starts on the east side of the Willamette river, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge and heads upriver, passing the OMSI submarine, staying to the left of the Marquam Bridge middle pillars, behind Ross Island and non- ama side turn around #4 red buoy and then north down the main channel. Pass Toe Island and finish at the floating dock.

Questions? Email us.