MHCC ~ Port of Kalama, WA Winter Series Race 2017

 

Visit beautiful, sandy Kalama Beach in early February for a Small Boat race

UPDATE: RACE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Race: Port of Kalama, PNW-ORCA 2017 Winter Series, Small Boats race  #3

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017             
Where: Louis Rasmussen Park (south shelter), 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, covered by Paddlesport Risk Management (PRM) LLC and will follow our association's and PRM's safety procedures.  All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of PRM coverage (paddler with a PNW-ORCA member club).  Non-PRM covered members must pay an additional $3.20 fee and complete the PRM Event Waiver in order to enter the race.

Host Club: Mountain Home Canoe Club - Contact craig.alan.holt@gmail.com (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: Approaching from the south on I-5:
Take Exit 30 toward Kalama 0.4 mi Take Exit 27 toward TODD RD 0.3 mi
Turn right onto OAK ST 0.05 mi  Turn left onto ROBB RD 0.1 mi
Take 1st Left on HENDRICKSON DR 0.9 mi Turn Right onto to TOEFF RD 0.2 mi
 Again 1st Left on HENDRICKSON DR 0.08 mi  Take 1st Right onto N HENDRICKSON DR.1.9 mi

                                                                                                         

WELCOME!