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Power Island RAPA NUI 2020
August 8 @ 12:00 am EDT
RAPA NUI Elite race – 3 mile paddle , 2 mile trail run, 3 mile paddle to finishStart from water, at the Bowers Harbor boat launch, line-up between buoy.ALL boats and boards have to be equipped with PFD (life jacket/s) – Coast guard approved – no exception !We recommend for the lilfe jacket to be worn during the paddle legs and recommend use of a leash for all SUP and Surfski boats.Paddle direction is South South West towards middle of Power Island – (dock and beach)Distance 3 miles. There will be a flag on the beach for better orientation.Beach your boat/board south (left from the flag) – with assistance of the race volunteer (please instruct volunteer if you don’t want any assistance)The Run portion of the race is mainly on a narrow two track and a short portion of a single track and will be marked/flaggedDirection of the run is clock-wise around the perimeter of the island.Each person will receive a small Rapa Nui trophy in the middle of the run to bring back to the finish line.Finish the run portion of the race back at the beach and paddle back to Bowers Harbor.It will be a beach finish just to the right of the boat launch – crossing the finish line either by tip of the boat touching the beach or your foot on the beach.RAPA NUI MAIN TROPHY – TOP 3 with Kayak paddle, TOP 3 with SUP paddle, TOP 3 with Canoe paddle3 Mile Recreational race – Fun for EveryoneStart from water, at the Bowers Harbor boat launch, line-up between buoy.The race course will be inside of Bowers harbor bay, marked by buoys.The course will be determined based on wind direction and conditions.Several classes for different water crafts.
SAFETY:All participants have to know/be able to swim and ALL boats and boards have to be equipped with PFD (life jacket/s) – Coast guard approved – no exception !Inflatable PFD has to be worn and we also strongly recommend for the none-inflatable life jacket to be worn during the paddle legs and recommend use of a leash for all SUPs.
This race is a Midwest Paddle League event!Online registration closes Wednesday, August 5th!
Race shirt not included if not pre-registered!Price increases $10 on July 8th 2020Awards:Top 3 from each category male and female will receive race medalsOVER ALL male and female winners for both two blade paddle (Surfski /kayak) , single blade SUP paddle (SUP all classes ) and single blade Canoe paddle will receive RAPA NUI Trophy! Double kayaks/SS, OC2 or C2 are permitted – both paddlers have to run in order to qualify for RAPA NUI Trophy! NEW 2020 category for PRONE paddlers – FREE ENTRY!!!!!Race T- Shirts guaranteed ONLY FOR participants registered BY July 8th 2020!!!!Portion of race registration is going to benefit the Grand Traverse County Parks – Power Island.