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Hammer the Inlet

Please go to Northwest Paddle Races 2021 | SALMON BAY PADDLE to sign up.

Hammer the Inlet is roughly a 15.3 mile race in swift tidal current on Hammersley Inlet in South Puget Sound. Take the 1.9 knot ebb out from Shelton and the 1.4 knot flood current back up the winding picturesque inlet.

Paddlers call this run the ‘Hammersley Shuttle’ or ‘Shuffle’ for the tidal push allowing for a nice glide with current. Back eddies and eddy-lines add a little spice or challenge around the various bends and curves at Skookum and Libby Points and Cape Horn.

Date: Saturday – May 8, 2021 / Heat Start Times: 10:15 AM to catch end of the ebb current

Length: Approx 15.3 miles in tidal current. Depends if you hug the shore or take a more direct route.

Who Should Come?  All human powered paddling and rowing craft that can self rescue and paddle the distance in light current

Fee: $45 1 person craft, $55 2 person craft.  /  Fee Goes Up: 5/7: $55 1p, $65 2p / *Registration Ends Friday 5/7 7pm.

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Shelton Yacht Club
Shelton, WA  
Additional Info:
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee

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