The 13th Annual Dan Harris Challenge

      Proudly Hosting the U.S. Leg of the Think Kayak International Challenge

 For Questions, Email John  Rybczyk, Race Director

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Check-in - 8:00 a.m.
Safety Meeting - 9:15 a.m.
Race Start - 10:00 a.m.
Tide Height at Race Start: 2.8', start of flood



The Dan Harris Challenge will be the first race of the Think International Challenge, matching B.C.'s finest surf skiers against Washington's. The second race (Indian Arm Challenge) will take place in Deep Cove, B.C. on May 13, 2017.

For this year's International Challenge all surfskis will score points for their team, not just the top 16, making this years Challenge a competition of speed and participation.

For directions to the DHC, click here.

We are again including the short race. The Race Director will determine its course based on wind and sea state conditions: If  relatively calm, the course will turn around  at #2 (Point Point) buoy and return to the Start/Finish line at #4 buoy (north end of Boulevard Park).  If conditions are rough, the short course will eliminate #2 buoy and loop between the yellow horizontal moorage in Harris Bay and the north end of Boulevard Park.
As in prior years, rowers, pullers and paddlers will race each other along the Fairhaven and Chuckanut shorelines in what is becoming one of the most challenging and unpredictable races in the Northwest. Spectators can watch the mass start from Boulevard Park and Taylor Ave. dock as contestants sprint toward the Post Point buoy, or on the return to the finish at the Starr Rock (#4) red buoy. A post-race BBQ awaits contestants, and volunteers. The BBQ is available to friends and spectators with a $5 suggested donation.
Door prizes and awards take place at Boulevard Park, with the rest of the Dirty Dan Days celebration awaiting at the Village Green.