Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race & BBQ
Hosted by Liverpool Canoe Club
Next Race - Sunday 5th July 2015
Hilbre Race (13Km) - Sea Kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayak.
Little Eye Race (9Km) - First Kayak, Ladies Race, Doubles.
West Kirby Race (4Km) - First Kayak (under 4m), First Junior (under 16), First Open Canoe.
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 1330 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 Yamba UK, Dee Sailing Club, System X, Kayaks North West, Go Kayaking, Cedar Boats Europe
Sign up now at http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/
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