2014 top finishers
WHAT’S NEW IN 2015
The race can be seen from Zuanich Point Park, the Bellwether development, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Boulevard Park or Marine Park. To avoid the parking crunch around Fairhaven, arrive early or ride a bike. Whatcom Transportation Authority will offer service from Western Washington University and downtown on race day. Route 14 will run every 15-30 minutes from WWU to Fairhaven from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last bus leaves Fairhaven at 6:44 p.m.), with parking in C lot by the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Route 401 leaves the downtown station and runs along State Street to Fairhaven every 15-30 minutes from 7:40 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. (last bus leaves Fairhaven at 7:55 p.m.). The cost is $1 and all WTA passes will be accepted. Details: ridewta.com, 360-676-RIDE (7433).
TIPS FOR THE RACE
• Racers can take kayaks to the park on Saturday, May 23, and Boy Scouts will watch them overnight.
• By this time of day you won’t be dealing with changing weather, so clothing choices should be easier. Remember, it could be breezy, and there could be splashes from waves.
• Any water that kayakers bring should be easy to access without using your hands; CamelBaks, or something similar, would be ideal.
• Coast Guard-approved life jackets must be worn at all times during the leg.