A chance to dip your Paddle in the water…
All registered teams receive one free practice session, which includes a coach who will provide a paddling lesson and racing tips.
If you are unable to attend your team’s schedule practice session, simply show up behind the Captain’s Store to the right of Barker’s Island Inn at any of the times below and ask to practice with another team. There are almost always spaces available…and you MUST do one practice in order to paddle with your team on Saturday.
“I will be at the practice grounds all week, and I will be on the docks for all of race day. Please feel free to find me if you need to talk in person, or contact me by email or phone. I will be sure to keep it on my person the whole week, I am the practice grounds.”
2019 Practice Schedule!
The practices are held on the actual racecourse at Barker’s Island Marina in Superior, Wis. Practice sessions will gather outside of the Ship’s Store at the northwest end of the marina.
Practice sessions take place roughly 1-2 weeks before the festival. Team captains/managers schedule these practices.
For practice nights we will do our best to accommodate you and your team. If you are short too many paddlers, we will try and make up teams.
If you have members who can only make another night, please let Belissa Ho know. She will get them on a list and can schedule them to come another time.
Yes! Each member of a team must be at a practice session, even if he/she has been involved in the event before. Because it’s been nearly a year since most teams have paddled and teams always have new members, each team is a new team. It’s important for the boat to be “full” so that you know how it will paddle/feel on race day.
Please bring water and clothes/footwear that can get wet. We will supply the life jackets and paddles; however, you are welcome to bring your own lifejacket (or orange water wings) if you prefer. Please do not bring alcohol to consume before, during or after practices.
These will have given out when you submit your waivers. There is a managers packet that you will get when a wavier is turned in.
These will be picked up on Friday or Saturday Morning. After registration get your waiver from Belissa Ho. If Belissa has not received your waiver, Registration will not know if your team has done the requisite safety reminders/updates. So they will not release those unless they get a waiver from Belissa.
Make arrangements with Belissa if you have not yet!
The festival provides each team with a steersperson for the race. This person will also guide your team through both the practices and give you tips.
Yes, additional practices can be purchased and scheduled by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The forecast for the week looks good! However it is the Northland and Lake Superior has a mind of it’s own. We will do our best to update you if things are needing adjustment for either practice or race day. However do note that rain will not stop us!
If you have not submitted a personal cell phone when you registered, please pass that along to Belissa Ho so that she can reach you if needed. Yes, additional practices can be purchased and scheduled by contacting email@example.com