Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race. Sunday 7th July from Dee Sailing club.  Mass start 2:00pm

Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race. Sunday 7th July from Dee Sailing club.  Mass start 2:00pm – you will need to be there at 1pm if paddling.
Hilbre Race start

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Hilbre Island is the largest of a group of three islands at the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, and lies about 1.6 km from Red Rocks, the nearest part of the mainland on the Wirral Peninsula.

The Start is at Dee Sailing club (CH61 0HN) START TIME 2:00 pm  The start and finish will be a buoy on the water in line with the causeway.

Prize giving and BBQ will be in the club house after the event. (BBQ items and drinks can be purchased from the club house) The main Hilbre Island Race goes clockwise around all three islands (13km) while a shorter race for General Purpose and touring boats goes clockwise around the first island (Little Eye). We also have a short junior and novice race along the shore to West Kirby and return.

Conditions can be very rough on the northern end of Hilbre and anyone entering the Hilbre Island Race needs to be sure that they can cope with the conditions on the day.

If conditions are too rough then modified courses may be used. We have a number of safety craft covering the race. Several kayak rescue teams will also be positioned on the end of Hilbre Island, Little Eye and along the route.

Places are limited to the first 50 entrants.
Hilbre Race (13Km) – Sea Kayaks, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, High-performance Sea Kayaks.
Little Eye Race (All Kayaks) 9km Paddle from the beach (causeway), clockwise around the Little Eye and back to the finish line.
West Kirby Race (All Kayaks, under 16s and Open Canoes) 4km Paddle from the beach (causeway), along the shore to West Kirby and around the turn buoy by the slipway and return.

Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Race & BBQ
Post Code CH61 0HN
 The Race
 How to Enter
 List of Entrants
 Information
 Safety
 Map of the Start
 Registration  doc
 Registration  pdf
 The Course (s)
 Results
 Poster pdf
 Photos… 
 Movie of Start  
 Race Report
 Feedback
Next Race – Sunday 7th July 2019

Race Start 2015Hilbre Island is the largest of a group of three islands at the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, and lies about 1.6 km from Red Rocks, the nearest part of the mainland on the Wirral Peninsula.

The Start is at Dee Sailing club (CH61 0HN) START TIME 14:00  The start and finish will be a buoy on the water in line with the causeway.

Prize giving and BBQ will be in the club house after the event. (BBQ items and drinks can be purchased from the club house) The main Hilbre Island Race goes clockwise around all three islands (13km) while a shorter race for General Purpose and touring boats goes clockwise around the first island (Little Eye). We also have a short junior and novice race along the shore to West Kirby and return.

Conditions can be very rough on the northern end of Hilbre and anyone entering the Hilbre Island Race needs to be sure that they can cope with the conditions on the day.

If conditions are too rough then modified courses may be used. We have a number of safety craft covering the race. Several kayak rescue teams will also be positioned on the end of Hilbre Island, Little Eye and along the route.

Places are limited to the first 50 entrants.
Hilbre Race (13Km) – Sea Kayaks, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, High-performance Sea Kayaks.
Little Eye Race (9Km) – First Kayak, Ladies Race, Doubles (any design)
West Kirby Race (4Km) – First Kayak (under 4m), First Junior (under 16), First Open Canoe.

go Kayaking Andy Lees from “Go Kayaking”  will be there with the van, lots of demo boats and small items from the shop.   If you would like to try a particular kayak contact them and they will bring it to try.  If you are interested at looking at an item let them know and they will put it on the van.  https://www.go-kayaking.com/

Telephone     01928 710770

Email             info@go-kayaking.com