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Paddle the Canal

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  • Open Race
    10:00 Packet Pick-Up - 11:00 Race
    Must be 18 years old to participate or accompanied by an adult if under 18

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Event Details

Grab your non-motorized kayak, canoe, raft or paddle boat and #BeTheTraveler this June as we celebrate Scandinavian Aquavit at the 2nd annual FjordinCrossin. Aquavit is a unique distilled and fermented spirit that is taken out to sea to enhance its flavors and The Hardware Distillery produces aquavit in this traditional method. Join us as we race the barrels across the Hood Canal and back in Hoodsport, WA!

Participants are responsible for providing their own floatation equipment and we recommend that participants have some experience on the water as this section of the Hood Canal is susceptible to winds and waves. All participants must wear PFD's (life vest), and have an emergency whistle at all times in the water to participate. The race will begin with participants crossing the starting line, they will load and launch their watercraft and into the water and paddle across the Hood Canal and back (approximately 3 miles roundtrip) from the Port of Hoodsport dock in Hoodsport, WA.

With your registration you will receive a race packet with your bib number, goodies from our sponsors, a post race celebration with steamer clams and beer, a complimentary Aquavit tasting of the barrel you raced across the Hood Canal at The Hardware Distillery and enjoy local area vendors and shopping. Also, 5% of our participant registration will be donated to the Washington Environmental Council and their People for Puget Sound program that is dedicated to protecting and restoring Puget Sound Health. To learn more about their efforts visit - wecprotects.org/programs/people-for-puget-sound/

Need Lodging?

If you are looking for a quality overnight accommodations near the event we have established a preferred rate at Glen Ayr Resort - for reservations visit ga.skokomishenterprises.org/


For questions please reach out to race directors at info@hoodcanalevents.com and we look forward to seeing you on race day!

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