Duel in the Desert 2017

Welcome to Penticton Racing Canoe Club’s 19th Annual Duel in the Desert, May 13 & 14, 2017.

Held on Skaha Lake this race features a 20 km. OC-6 race on Saturday followed by awards and lunch in the park.  Sunday is small boat racing over an approximate 11 km. course.  If the weather allows we will race downwind end to end.


8:00 am:  Registration OPEN
8:30 am:  Novice and Junior Race Meeting
9:00 am: Novice & Junior short course Race Start
10:00 am:  Womens/ Mixed (Masters & Sr Masters) Race Course Meeting
10:30 am: Womens/ Mixed (Masters & Sr Masters) Race Start (approx)
12:00 pm:  Mens/ Mixed (Open) Race Course Meeting
12:30 pm: Mens/ Mixed (Open) OC-6 Race Start (approx)
1:00 to 4:00 pm: Lunch & Awards at Skaha Beach Park

SUNDAY, MAY 14                                                 

8:30 am:  Registration OPEN
9:00 am:  Short course Race Meeting
9:30 am:  Short course Race Start (if sufficient registration by May 13, 2017)
10:00 am:  Race Course Meeting and course determination based on wind.  PLEASE NOTE: MASS START FOR ALL CATEGORIES (We’re going downwind!  If conditions and paddler safety allows.)
11:00 am:  Mens/Womens/Mixed Race Start (approx)
1:00 pm:  Awards


Big boat races on Saturday: $180/crew; Juniors $90/crew
Fee includes race awards and lunch.  Bring your lawn chair.
Small boat races on Sunday: $15/person; Juniors $10/person
Registration Forms below, but please email info@pentictonoutrigger.com with your intent to race.  Let us know:

  1. Which club you are from
  2. How many crews you are bringing and whether you are men, women or mixed
  3. The age division of the crews
  4. If you have a canoe to lend/rent to other crews


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