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The Puget Sound Challenge
What is the Puget Sound Challenge???
The 2011 Puget Sound Challenge is an approximately 110 nautical mile paddle circumnavigating nine Puget Sound Islands. The Puget Sound Challenge will start with Marrowstone Island in the North Sound and end with Stretch Island in the South Sound. To see a description of each Island paddle, click on "The Course” page in the drop down menu of the “Challenge”. The goal of the Puget Sound Challenge is to raise money for the Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA), the North Kitsap Trails Association (NKTA) & the Olympic Kayak Club (OKC). The two groups we support directly are The Washington Water Trails Associations and the North Kitsap Trails Association “North Kitsap's String of Pearls” water trail.
You can paddle any island or islands, anytime or all in one long trip. The challenge is to complete all NINE islands in one year!! You can do this as an individual or with a group like a paddling club or kayak shop. The Olympic Kayak Club will sponsor paddles for five of the nine islands on six dates in 2011. Two of these paddles will be with overnight camping at Blake and Hope Islands in June and July respectively. All PSC entrants are welcome to join the OKC on these six sponsored paddle dates!
What does this cost???
If you want to support this paddle, we are asking for a $35 dollar donation to register which includes a contribution to support the water trails of Washington. In return for your donation, each entrant will receive a 3X3 PSC boat decal, a PSC baseball cap and a chance to win a Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 kayak donated by the Olympic Outdoor Center. The drawing will be held on September 9th at the last OKC sponsored paddle on Bainbridge Island. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win it. If you do win the kayak, you will be notified and you must make arraignments for pick-up. The kayak will not be delivered to you. Your decal, baseball cap and raffle ticket can be picked up at the final party at Faye Bainbridge Park in the afternoon on September 18th unless other arrangements have been made with the OKC to receive them.
To register for the Puget Sound Challenge click the "Register Online Now" button below.