Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ruby Creek Boathouse to host the 2011 Dash

Hey all Dashers,
With many thanks to the generous time and efforts from the Corson crew at Outdoor Adventure Center over the past 3 years, Ruby Creek Boathouse is officially at the helm of the Dash this year. All the details can be found on Ruby Creek's web site under the "races" tab.

Our friends and colleagues at OAC -- Blair, Kathy, Jared, Jessica, & Justin with parents Karen & Bill -- will continue as Presenting Sponsors of the event, so their friendly happy faces, that you've all seen and gotten to know, will still be around.

The Dash is growing this year, and will be a 2-day winter paddling fest on December 3 & 4, with the race happening on Sunday morning the 4th of December. See you out there!

Monday, April 4, 2011

This paddling race is FREE! No kidding.

If your competition budget is squeezed, this is the race for you. As George Bailey once said… “huh? That’s my trick ear. Sounded like you said ‘no charge’.”

That's right George, with many thanks to the Olympic Peninsula Paddling club, the 6th Annual Coho Dodge and Dash is set for Sunday morning, April 17th, at 9am at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles, over a 3.6 nautical mile course starting and finishing in front of the Red Lion Hotel. It's all part of the 11th Annual Port Angeles Kayak Symposium. The race is free, but please be there before 8:30am to sign in. No preregistration needed, just sign up when you get there and get going!

Competition is in 8 categories, with prizes provided by OPP and Olympic Raft & Kayak.

Since the race is part of the Port Angeles Kayak Symposium on the same weekend, ask for the Symposium discount when you call (360) 452-9215 for a room at the Symposim Host Hotel Port Angeles Red Lion. Rooms include the Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet! ...then take a quick walk to the beach and roar down the race course.

Learn to paddle the fast lane with Don Kiesling!

If you come out on Saturday for the Symposium, don’t miss preparing for the race in Don Kiesling’s “Racing Skills for the Everyday Paddler”, clinics #360 and #385, at the Symposium registration page .

Let's race! See you out there!