Thank you to Mountain Home Canoe Club for hosting the third installment of the 2016 Winter Series. Details for the race are below. See you all out on the water!

Port of Kalama, PNW ORCA 2016 Winter Series, Small Boats race #3

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016  
Where: Louis Rasmussen Park, 268 Hendrickson, Kalama WA 98625

Race Description:  The race is on a very fast course with strong downstream currents in the main channel and weaker upstream currents in a back channel behind Sand Island.  It will start/finish about ½ mile upstream from the world’s tallest totem pole and proceed downstream to the bottom of Sand Island. It will continue behind the island to its upper end and finish on a downstream leg to the start/finish line.  The course is approx. 6.0 miles.  This is the 3rd 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, insured by ACA and will follow their safety procedures.   All participants must register and sign the ACA waiver.

Non-ACA paddlers must complete the ACA Event Only Application and waiver in order to enter race and pay the $10 additional fee.

Host Club:  Mountain Home Canoe Club – Contact (Race Director Craig Holt, 503.703.1108)

Facilities:  The start beach can be reached by vehicle for off -loading boats with nearby blacktop off road parking. There is one porta-john at the start beach, with additional permanent restroom, changing and shower facilities also in the park.   Hot soup and bread provided at no charge to all racers.

Entry Fee:   $15.00 per paddler.

Race Schedule:
9:00am      Registration table opens
10:30am    Safety and Paddlers’ meeting
11:00am    Race start
1:00pm      Awards and soup

Directions:  Race registration is on the south end of Louis Rasmussen Park 268 Hendrickson, Kalama, WA 98625.

Very easy access and return from I-5  
Approaching from the north on I-5:
Take Exit 30 toward Kalama 0.4 mi
Turn right onto OAK ST 0.05 mi
Take 1st Left on HENDRICKSON DR 0.9 mi
Again 1st Left on HENDRICKSON DR 0.08 mi

Approaching from the south on I-5:
Take Exit 27 toward TODD RD 0.3 mi
Turn left onto ROBB RD 0.1 mi
Turn Right onto to TOEFF RD 0.2 mi
Take 1st Right onto N HENDRICKSON DR.1.9 mi