Rat Island

race mapStart: June 13, 2020
10 AM (9 AM early start for slower craft on the long course)
Level: 2-3
Distance: Short Course: 2.5 NM (2.9 mi); Long Course: 6.8 NM (7.8 mi)
Meeting:  9:15 AM (8:15 AM for early starters)
Registration: 7-9:00 AM
Director: Steve Chapin
Phone: 360.385.0457

Getting to the Start

From Port Townsend, follow the signs to Fort Worden. Go to the east end of the fort and follow the road along the waterway to the large pier. There is plenty of parking along the beach.

Discover Pass

Fort Worden requires each vehicle parking at the launch site to have either a daily ($10) or annual ($30) Discover Pass. These can be purchased at the Park Office, at the Commons Building, at a kiosk near the Kitchen Shelter parking area, or online.

Race Registration

Online pre-registration: this does not commit you to racing, but gets your information pre-loaded to help the race director on the day of the race.  Plus you’ll save $5 on your entry fees!

Click here to register

Race Starts

9:00 AM early start for slower craft on the long course
10:00 AM standard start, long and short courses

Race meeting is 45 minutes prior to each start.

Race Course

The long course starts and finishes at Fort Worden State Park at the Kitchen Shelter, proceeding SE by Pt. Hudson, then across the bay, around Rat Island and back.

The short course turns at Pt. Hudson; start and finish same as the long course.

Course Record

Long Course: Evan Jacobs and Tyler Peterson, 52:09 in 2015 in a Mass 2x

Short Course: Jiri Pertold, 28:52.4 in 2013 in a SK

Entry Fees

Members of Sound Rowers and Juniors (18 and under):
-Register online $10 per person
-Day-of-race $15 per person

Non-members 19 and over:
-Register online $15 per person
-Day-of-race $20 per person


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.

Post Race

Pot luck feed with grilled salmon. Bring a dish to share.

Camp Sites

Fort Worden State Park. A very popular camping spot with campsites on the beach near the start. Fort Worden runs its own reservation system Web site: http://fortworden.org/stay-here/camping/