Course: Start and Finish is at Way Point Park. From Way Point Park, head south out into Bellingham Bay. Follow the shoreline until you get to Taylor Street dock. Circle under the dock counterclockwise then head past Boulevard Park and back to Way Point Park.

NOTE: All boats must be in the water by 4:30 pm.
Soloists: You must be in the water by 4:30 pm. Period.
Teams: If your teammate from the Road Bike leg is not there by 4:30- the paddler starts the leg.

Foul Weather Conditions:
Our Traverse Water CREW makes the decision about the conditions at 1:30pm. If the conditions warrant, we will modify the course and provide instructions at the leg start.

If the conditions are unsafe, we will cancel the leg completely. In this case, the final leg will be the TEAM TREK to Boundary!!

WARNING: You must be a self-sufficient paddler. Please have the correct equipment and knowledge of a self-rescue. We will have our Traverse Safety CREW out there to help if you need it.

If you need help raise your paddle over your head and wave it in a circle and blow your required whistle.

(Est. time 60 min for the full course.)

You must pick-up your kayak by 5:30pm (so our volunteers can join the party)

Parking:
Way Point Park: Park in the gravel lot or parking spaces on the street.

Equipment:
Kayak, Canoe, SUP… (you get the idea)
PFD
Whistle
Bilge pump
Water

At the end of the Paddle Leg, volunteers will be there to help people with their boats.

Thank them for lending a hand!!

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