Bellingham International Invitational Regatta

Date 2017 Jun 17 Ical
Location Bellingham
Address Lake Padden, 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA

Hi there my US and Canadian boat racing friends,

Here it is......the official invite to the Bellingham International Invitational Regatta. Also known in some circles as the U10 world championships.(Insert Smiley Face) We like having all of you racing at our lake. So, here it is again.....June 17th, Saturday.....the Saturday after Ted Houk. I know, I know, it is ridiculous to hold a regatta immediately after Ted Houk, but it is the only date we can host it, no joke.

What to expect? For your $15, a day of racing for everyone. All levels and ages of paddlers are welcome. If you recall, we do things a little crazy at this event. The course is loose. The events are ideally customized to have each participant feel cool at some point in the day. A C-2 might be in the same heat as a K-1??? You just never know. What is guaranteed???.......... that fun will be had by all, prizes will be awesome, weather will be weather, and we will once again dog fight the K-4's and C-4s because we all have them, they are a blast to paddle, and it is hilarious to watch them draft and race without lane structure. If you recall.....we have cool podiums and last year we gave away pancake mix and Maple Syrup. Please note that I capitalized the Maple Syrup out of respect for Canadians. Seriously, you don't want to miss this event.

I know that our president made it ridiculously difficult for cross border travel......I am sorry about that.....but please take the plunge. The Bee-Ham Regatta without Canadian teams takes the International out of our International Invitational, and that just doesn't sound as good.

Events are as follows
200m K-1, C-1 K-2 C-2
500m K-1, C-1, K-2, C-2, K-4, C-4
4 boat relay
Para anything you'd like, surfski anything you'd like.

How to register? It is easy. First, send me a response confirming you are or are not coming......then send;
A word document, PDF or even an email with the following details.
1. List of Paddlers attending along with their age.
2. Type of craft they paddle
3. Team boat combinations
4. Relay names such as the "DT bloodhounds", or "Humble Pie Servers".

Brian Hammer 35
Wes Hammer 47

K2 Brian/Wes
K4 Brian/Wes/McKeever/Barton

Relay team names.

Cost is $15.....we will even go par for Canadians if you bring cash.
The event starts at 10am and will likely wrap up around 4:30.

Please let me know one way or the other by May 1st. Registration is due by June 1st.


Contact Steve Scoggins
Type Competition
Category Multi-Discipline