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    Don Mulhall
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    Penticton Racing Canoe Club is hosting the Skaha Downwind on Skaha Lake, SUNDAY, September 23, 2018

    RACE INFORMATION

    Location: Skaha Lake, Penticton

    Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018. Race start 2:30 pm. Registration open at 12:30

    Preamble: 11.2 km length of Skaha Lake. The race is downwind, we go from either OK Falls beach or Skaha lake beach depending on the direction of the wind. All boats go at the same time. No drafting allowed to reflect the downwind nature of the event.

    Registration: Please email donmulhall [AT] icloud.com to let us know how many to expect. You can pay when you show up on race day.

    Cost: Includes post race refreshment and food if paddlers pre-register. There might be prizes, Frankly, if enough people register ahead of time….
    $15.00 per paddler

    Format: Open to OC-1, OC-2, OC-6, Surf Ski
    There will be a meeting at PRCC Boathouse, Skaha lake where determination of direction of race will be decided. All boats should be there but not unloaded. Allow 45 minutes to shuttle boats/vehicles and be ready for race start at 2:00 pm :

    Registration at PRCC boathouse, Skaha Lake, 12:30 till 1:00 pm
    Mandatory safety meeting at Skaha will be 1:15 pm
    Race start 2:30 pm (allows for boats/vehicles to be shuttled)

    IMPORTANT SAFETY STUFF!: All racers must be self sufficient and able to look after themselves. Lifejackets and leashes are mandatory and must be worn.

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    Don Mulhall
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    Hey all,

    There’s been very little interest shown in the Downwind Race, so we are cancelling it. BUT!! There are a number of PRCC club members that still want to race. So we are going ahead with a club race practice at the same time and the same format. Afterwards we plan on going out for food and drinks.

    What this means is there will be no timers, no registration and no safety boat. But it’s still a race (under the “two boats on the water means it’s a race” rule). And the money you would have spent on entry can now go to food and drink somewhere.

    All the safety rules of the race still apply. Lifejackets and PFD’s are mandatory and must be worn. You must be self-sufficient in whatever conditions we have on the day. You will still need to be a member of CORA.

    See you there. E-mail if you have any questions.

    dm

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