Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race 2014

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Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race 2014

Post by puddled » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:30 pm

Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race & BBQ

Next Race - 29th June 2014

Hilbre Race (13Km) - Sea Kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayak.
Little Eye Race (9Km) - First Kayak, Ladies Race, First under 4m kayak, Doubles and under 18s
West Kirby Race (4Km) - First Kayak, First Junior.

More information at http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/

Hilbre Island is the largest of a group of three islands at the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, and lies about 1.6 km from Red Rocks, the nearest part of the mainland on the Wirral Peninsula.

The Start is at Dee Sailing club (CH61 0HN)

START TIME 12:00 midday with a beach (Le Mans style) mass start from a seeded start line. The finish will be a buoy on the water in line with the causeway.

Prize giving and BBQ will be in the club house after the event. The main Hilbre Island Race goes clockwise around all three islands (13km) while a shorter race for General Purpose and touring boats goes clockwise around the Little Eye (9km). A novice and junior course (4km) to West Kirby will also be available.

Conditions can be very rough on the northern end of Hilbre and anyone entering the Hilbre Island Race needs to be sure that they can cope with the conditions on the day.

If conditions are too rough then modified courses may be used. We have a number of safety craft covering the race. Several kayak rescue teams will also be positioned on the end of Hilbre Island.

Places are limited to the first 50 entrants.
You will need to pre-enter online http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/
and bring with you on the day a completed registration form.

Supported by Dee Sailing Club, System X, Kayaks North West, Go Kayaking and Cedar Boats Europe
Northshore Atlantic/Burn 2/Greenland T/Prospector

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Re: Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race 2014

Post by puddled » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:49 pm

Places are being taken fast so, if you're thinking of giving it a go, its time to get your entry in NOW.

More information at http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/
Northshore Atlantic/Burn 2/Greenland T/Prospector

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Re: Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race 2014

Post by puddled » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:04 pm

This coming Sunday 29th June.

Just a couple of places left so sign up right NOW to compete http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/ or just turn up with the family to enjoy the spectacle, not to mention the bar and BBQ.

Good conditions predicted so why not come and have a look at some of the Tiderace Kayaks that one of our sponsors, Yamba UK http://yamba.org.uk/ is bringing alond for sale or demo. Lots to see at this beautiful venue on the banks of the River Dee.

Races start at 12 noon so plan to arrive about 1130 if you're just watching. Free parking.
Northshore Atlantic/Burn 2/Greenland T/Prospector

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