Bellingham Rough Water

Date : Mar 20
Start : 10 AM
Level: 3+
Distance: 5/10 mi
Director : Peter Marcus
Phone: 360.739.2257

Getting to the Start

Take I-5 exit 250 (from the North or South), head West, continue through the light on 12th Street, follow the 90 degree curve to the right, continue until you come to Harris Avenue. Turn left, approximate 1/2 mile down Harris, turn right into Fairhaven Trailer Launch Parking. Bathrooms are available, no showers or bubble baths…..Start and Finish will be off the Fairhaven Trailer Launch.

Race Registration

Register for the race at Pacific Multisports. Registration is open until 10 AM Friday, March 19. No in-person or day-of registration is available for this year’s race. Pre-race Zoom meeting is required Friday, March 19 at 7pm. Only singles and family doubles allowed.

Race Course

Course is set each year based on weather conditions. Generally, a two loop long course and a one loop short course on Bellingham Bay, approximately 5 miles per loop. Conditions CAN BE a three on a scale of one to three. Lifejackets are required to be WORN, leashes recommended. Open to OCs, SUPs, HPKs, Kayaks, and Rowers. (remember, this can be rough water, be prepared!)

Entry Fees

Sound Rowers Members: $20 per person
Non-members: $25 per person
*Team boats must be from the same household


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.