Shackleford Banks, 06 Feb

Filed under: Latest News by David Waller on January 16th, 2021

This event is sold out, and registration is closed.

We will have a small event at Shackleford Banks on Saturday, 06 February.  We are limiting registration to 25 people because of Covid and because (unless you have your own means of getting to the island) competitors will need to ride over on the same ferry.  Register here. The ferry will leave from 600 Front St. in downtown Beaufort (not Harkers Island) at 10:00 AM.   When you register, please indicate whether you would like us to pre-purchase your $19 ferry ticket.  Our group ticket purchase order will be made on Thursday, January 28; so if you register after this date, you must purchase your own ferry ticket.  Information about the ferry service is here.  Once the ferry lets us off on Shackleford, it is approximately a 600 meter walk to the start.  There is no drinking water, electricity, or trash containers on the island.  There is a primitive bathroom near the start; however, it may be closed for the season. 

Three expert-level courses will be offered:  brown (4.4 km); green (5.2 km); and red (6.1 km).  Courses will be extremely challenging navigationally.  We absolutely must have all equipment picked up and ready to go by 3:00, when the last ferry heads back.  Therefore, control pickup will start promptly at 1:30.  Note that there is also an 11:30 ferry from the mainland, so if you miss the ride at 10:00, you may still have a chance to come over later and do at least part of your course.  Family members who want to join but who are not competing are encouraged to come on the 11:30 ferry so as not to over-crowd the 10:00 trip. 

Please note that we will not be able to hold this event if the ferry suspends service because of weather. If weather looks like it will affect the event, we will contact registrants via email with further information.

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