Hilbre Island Sea Kayak Event & BBQ Post Code CH61 0HN
Next Event – Sunday 17th July 2022
Hilbre Island is the largest of a group of three islands at the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, and lies about 1.6 km from Red Rocks, the nearest part of the mainland on the Wirral Peninsula.
The Start is at Dee Sailing club (CH61 0HN) START TIME 14:00
The start and finish will be a buoy on the water in line with the causeway.
Prize giving and BBQ will be in the club house after the event. (BBQ items and drinks can be purchased from the club house) The main Hilbre Island Race goes clockwise around all three islands (13km) while a shorter race for Fast General Purpose and touring boats goes clockwise around the first island (Little Eye). We also have a shorter junior and novice race along the shore to West Kirby and return which is ideal for all types of craft.
Conditions can be very rough on the northern end of Hilbre and anyone entering the Hilbre Island Race needs to be sure that they can cope with the conditions on the day.
If conditions are too rough then modified courses may be used. We have a number of safety craft covering the race. Several kayak rescue teams will also be positioned on the end of Hilbre Island, Little Eye and along the route. We also have several rescue boats in attendance.
Places are limited.
West Kirby Race (4Km) – Any class of craft, novice paddlers and Juniors (under 16), Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
Little Eye Race (9Km) – Fast touring boats, Doubles and Racing Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
Hilbre Race (13Km) – Sea Kayaks, Ladies Sea Kayaks, Tandem Sea kayaks, Racing Surf Skis, High-performance Sea Kayaks and new for this year team of 3 sea kayaks (Must paddle and finish together)
You will need to pre-enter online and bring with you on the day a completed registration form.
Supported by Dee Sailing Club, System X, Go Kayaking North West, Cedar Boats Europe and Manchester Canoes