Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race & BBQ 2016
Hosted by Liverpool Canoe Club
Next Race - Sunday 3rd July 2016
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 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.
Places are limited to the first 50 entrants.
Hilbre Race (13Km) - Sea Kayaks, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, High-performance Sea Kayaks.
Little Eye Race (9Km) - First Kayak, Ladies Race, Doubles (any design)
West Kirby Race (4Km) - First Kayak (under 4m), First Junior (under 16), First Open Canoe.
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. We have a number of safety craft covering the race. Several kayak rescue teams will also be positioned on the end of Hilbre Island. If conditions are too rough then modified courses may be used.
More information at http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/
The Start is at Dee Sailing club (CH61 0HN)
START TIME 1000 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.
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, Manchester Canoes
Sign up now at http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/hilbre/
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