The boating (canoe / kayak) section of the Ski2Sea starts in City Park (Kelowna). The course runs along the north side of the bridge and continues up along the west shoreline of Okanagan Lake.
The course is well marked with boats displaying orange or bright coloured tarps at strategic points to guide the participants along.
It is a circle (reverse) route.
In the event of extraordinary winds or weather the boating section may be cancelled. Participants will be advised the day of the event.
Facts & Rules
- Distance: approximately 8 km
- No canoes over 18′ 6″ in length
- No rowing shells or kayaks (except for soloists) of any kind. No Olympic flatwater canoes ( C1′s, C2′s)
- Single blade paddles only (except for soloists)
- No motor driven boats
- Canadian Ministry or Transport approved life jackets must be worn in the proper manner at all times
- Recreation division boats must be a maximum of 17′ 6″ long and weigh a minimum of 50 lbs
- Portage finish
Teams: ALL team members must carry the canoe from the water’s edge across the finishline arch (everyone must be touching the canoe, running ahead is not allowed)
Soloists: Kayaks should be left at the water’s edge and soloists should run, walk or crawl across the finishline arch (kayaks will be moved by Ski2Sea volunteers)
We’ve designed a Google Map of the entire Race Course, so teams can study the course before the race. You’ll also find other details such as water stations, parking areas, etc. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the map, please contact the webmaster.
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