Check out the conditions and the course (be sure to bring your top secret pirate map) along with some of your fellow racers... smack talk all you want and take a practice run through the Pass, Sunday morning November 14th. Slack before ebb is at 10:03am so plan on starting about 9:40. There will be no formal start, so bring your stopwatch, start when you want and go at your own pace.
2010-11-14 7:16 AM PST SunriseMaybe we'll get summer-like weather like we did for last year's test paddle:
2010-11-14 10:03 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack, Ebb Begins
2010-11-14 12:52 PM PST -6.02 knots Max Ebb
2010-11-14 4:32 PM PST Sunset
NORTHERN INLAND WATERS INCLUDING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS-This is a non-sanctioned, informal practice paddle. Ruby Creek, OAC, and any other involved entities in the 12/4 real Dash, are NOT in charge here. It's just a bunch of paddlers getting together to have some fun.
900 AM PST WED NOV 10 2010
SAT AND SUN
SE WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
That said, it's recommended that you buddy up with a partner(s) before leaving the starting area; look out for each other; bring your safety gear; dress for immersion; and don't do anything stupid.