Island Iron 2016 Small Boat Race

Location: Cadboro-Gyro Park is designated a Community Park with a unique and substantial waterfront that appeals to residents throughout the region. The park is within easy walking distance of Cadboro Bay Village and the University of Victoria. It features a sandy beach which has beautiful open views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Peninsula. The park is located at 770 Vernon Avenue at the end of Sinclair Road and Penrhyn Street and is approximately 7.5 km northeast of downtown Victoria, BC.

Parking: On-site parking is available.

Race Course: The race course will be out of Cadboro Bay. The proposed course (subject to change) will leave Caddy Bay, head west and go counter-clockwise out of the Oak Bay Marina. Boats will then travel SE, keeping all channel markers and rocks on your left (no cutting through the rocks). Once you have passed the last rock in the Great Chain, you will turn left, heading north, back into Cadboro Bay.

This is a mass start at 9:30 a.m.

Please note: This is an open water event with extremely cold water conditions. The wearing of PFD’s is at the discretion of the Race Director, with the guidance of the Safety Director and considering the ambient weather conditions.

Restrictions: Absolutely NO Flatwater crafts permitted. The Race Director reserves the right to deny a request to race to anyone whose vessel is deemed not safe with respect to water and weather conditions.

Equipment: PFD’s and boat leashes are MANDATORY. The Race Director reserves the right to deny a request to race if these conditions are not met.

Rescue: Huli/Self rescue experience is mandatory for all paddlers.

Waiver: Must be signed by all racers along with their registration form.

Insurance: All racers MUST be active members of CORA. A daily membership may be purchased on site if you are not already a member. Cash only please.

Early Registration:  It is possible to register early for this race.  Send your intent to race to including  your full name, your club name, your age class, your category, type of craft.  A list of entrants will be available to you on this site and will be updated regularly.