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Sea sprint’s powerful paddles

Sea sprint’s powerful paddles

Paddlers in training practice near Gibsons Harbour under overcast skies.  Weather for the Shoal Channel Sea Sprint on July 28 is expected to be clear, hot and sunny – a great day to be on the water.  Photo submitted

How powerful is your paddle?

Spirit of Aloha Racing (SOAR), in partnership with Sea Cavalcade, will host the Shoal Channel Sea Sprint, an exciting new paddle race for adults and kids on July 28, right after the Keats Island Swim. The race is open to sea kayaks, canoes, OC-1, OC-2, and surfski, and runs from Armours Beach to Soames Point and back. Awesome prizes will be awarded in each boat category and age class.

All competitors must supply their own boat, paddle, personal flotation device, bailing device, and throw rope. These can be rented from Sunshine Kayaking in Molly’s Lane (604.886.9760), which is just a few minutes’ paddle from the start line. See map, page 9, for directions.

For more details, and to register for the race, visit or visit Sunshine Kayaking in person.


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