Rat Island

race mapStart: June 19, 2021
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)
Mandatory Meeting:  7:00 pm Friday, June 18 Zoom and Mandatory Pre-race Video
Registration: Online only
Director: Steve Chapin
Phone: 360.774.2375

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 and for those with trailers any one of three parking lots further out on the left-hand side.

Discover Pass

In honor of Juneteenth, parking is free at all WA state parks on Saturday, June 19.

Race Registration

Register on Pacific Multisports. Registration is open until 10 am Friday, June 18. No in-person or day-of-race registration is allowed for this year’s race. Pre-race Zoom meeting is required Friday, June 18 at 7 pm. Please view the Mandatory Pre-race Video prior to attending the Zoom meeting

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: Pre-race Zoom meeting is required Friday, June 18 at 7 pm.

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

$20 SR members and juniors; $25 non-member adults


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.

Post Race

Salmon chowder, included in registration fee. BYO beverage.

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/