posted May 21, 2010, 3:28 PM by Richard Sevenich   [ updated May 21, 2010, 3:47 PM ]

The South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium (SSTIKS) will be held June 18, 19, 20 this year. I pre registered, signing up for a few classes. It should be interesting. The salient web site is:
Since I have two Greenland sticks, it will be neat to learn to use them correctly. The location is Twano State Park on the south shore of Hood Canal. I'll stay at Belfair Motel.

I also signed up as a solo entry to our local Sandcreek Paddlers Challenge (SPC) taking place on June 12. The solo category isn't delineated further and will include a mix of ages and boats, including some full on racing kayaks, I suspect. There are also tandem and recreational categories. I am not a serious racer, but the event is intended to be fun. The course runs from City Beach to just past Popsicle Stick Road Bridge and back - perhaps 4 nmi. My goal is 4 knots. If the turnout is large, the course will prove too congested. On the other hand, it is relatively protected. Beware - inside curves could be shallow.