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Other Events

  • Everglades Challenge -- "The Everglades Challenge is an unsupported, expedition style adventure race for kayaks, canoes, and small boats. The distance is roughly 300 nautical miles depending on your course selection. There is a time limit of 8 days or less. Your safety and well being are completely up to you. Unsupported means that there are no safety boats or support crews to help you during the race. You are not allowed to have a support crew follow you or meet you during the race. It is OK to have family or friends meet you at the official checkpoints, but they cannot provide anything other than emotional support. See the official WaterTribe rules for more details. Expedition style means that you must carry the same type of equipment and supplies that you would carry on a major expedition lasting 4 weeks or more. Camping equipment, food, water, safety, communication, etc. is required."
  • Richmond to Stockton Raid -- Small boat raid from Richmond to Stockton. 65 miles in 5 days.
  • Delta Ditch Run -- "The 25th annual Delta Ditch Run starts in the San Francisco Bay and goes up the Delta and finishes at the Stockton Sailing Club. In the past this event has attracted over 200 boats with racers from across the country showing up for this generally downwind sixty five mile race." Registration and Information:
  • Texas 200 -- "The Texas 200 is a “Raid”-type event; that is, it involves a scheduled gathering of small boats traveling more or less in company from Point A to Point B over a period of several days, camping along the way. The Texas 200 goes through the Laguna Madre and the bays of South Texas for five to six days and about 200 miles. Shallow draft boats will have options in terms of routes through the bays, while deeper draft vessels will spend more time in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). For any who may be unfamiliar with the ICW, it follows the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from New Jersey to the southern tip of Texas, providing a more or less protected waterway of canals and bays for commercial barge traffic, an alternative to open ocean shipping."
  • Race to Alaska -- "R2AK is based on the hardest kind of simplicity: You, a boat, a starting gun, $10,000 if you finish first, a set of steak knives if you’re second, cathartic elation if you can simply complete the course. Self-supported race: no supply drops, no safety net. Any boat without an engine can enter."
  • Big Lagoon Messabout -- Minimalist small boat camping in Humbolt County
  • Rivertown Revival -- July 18, 2015. This is the "6th year of this local, arts-based, community festival that highlights the Petaluma River and all of the amazing artists who call our county home. The event includes an art boat race and parade, floating art barges and an all-day festival which highlights local music, art, food and drink and over 40 fabulous local vendors."
  • Camp Tipsy -- June 29th - July 5th. An annual rotten boat building contest and camp-out held at East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, California organized by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.
  • Small Reach Regatta -- The idea of the SRR is to gather together small sail-and-oars boats to sail courses of 5 to 15 nautical miles on three successive days (Thursday through Saturday) starting from the waterfront anchorage each morning and returning each afternoon.