Author: Jessi Wasson

2023 Paddle Club Season starts May 1st!

Hello Elks Paddlers!

We are just one week away from the first Monday Night paddle of 2023! The first paddle night is Monday, May 1st. Below is lots of information regarding Monday schedule, race registration, race courses, and social paddle.

 

Monday night schedule:

  • 6pm: Check in and registrationĀ begins under the flagpole at the Elks Lodge for race & social paddle
  • 6:30pm: Mandatory safety meeting for racers & social paddlers
  • 7:00pm: Race start
  • 7:05pm: Social paddle start
  • 8:00pm: Drinks at the Lodge

 

Race Registration:

  • We are offering theĀ Racer’s Season PassĀ again this year! The fee is $80 for BEPC members and $160 for non-BEPC members – a savings of 20%.Ā Click hereĀ to register for a season pass. Payment is accepted in person via cash/check or by sending via Zelle toĀ books@ballardelks.org
  • You can also register forĀ individual races. The fee is $5 for BEPC members and $10 for non-BEPC members.Ā Click hereĀ to register for the first race on May 1st. Payment is accepted in person via cash/check or by sending via Zelle toĀ books@ballardelks.org.

 

Race Courses:

Thanks to our amazing Race Committee (shout out to Michele, Liza, Lindsey, and John!), we have establishedĀ 10 set coursesĀ that will be used throughout the year. We will ALWAYS be using one of these courses as designed – no more last minute changes in the safety meeting! We will still go over the course at the safety meeting, but start getting familiar with these courses! Click the link to view the BEPC Race Course Packet 2023 FINAL.

 

Social Paddle:

  • The BEPC Monday Social Paddle is an opportunity for those who want to be on the water to go out with other people and have a little fun while the races are happening. Those who join our events are totally responsible for their own safety. We do, as a club, ask that you sign a waiver where you acknowledge having SUP or kayak experience.Ā This is not a class for beginners.
  • We will not be asking for donations the day of the paddle, but a seasonal donation will be greatly appreciated as we want to continue to support the Elksā€™s charities and provide the BEPC with means to keep planning events.Ā Donations are accepted in person via cash/check or by sending via Zelle toĀ books@ballardelks.org
  • To read more about the BEPC Monday Social Paddle, please read the BEPC Social Paddle Statement.