Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bellingham Bay Rough Water Race

On Saturday March 5th the race went off right on time at 10:15am with 15-20mph winds out of the south. The course was either one lap or two around the 5.4 mile course. Only 3 SUP's and 2 prone paddlers were mixed in with the 40 or so surf skis and OC's.

On the downwind section from the Marine Park buoy to the GP outfall buoy there were some great 2 foot swells and some good rides. Every other leg of the loop was a chore with stiff head winds, side chop and boat swell.

I covered the course in 1:06 with Darrel on his prone board 1 minute ahead of me.

Great crew of racers and a truck load of home made cookies afterward....

Rounding the Marine Park Buoy with some serious side chop.