Introducing the 38th Annual Sea Trek Regatta and ETC Challenge
Every October, for 38 years now, Sea Trek has sponsored the largest Paddling Regatta on the West Coast out of Sausalito, CA. Since the beginning the Sea Trek Regatta has been a benefit for Environmental Traveling Companions’ Scholarship Fund to sponsor people of all abilities and under-resourced to get out and have educational and transformational adventures outdoors! This year is no different, the proceeds of your $50 race fee will help under-resourced youth get on the water!
Of course, with the Pandemic, this year we must navigate an uncharted territory. Special times require extra-special events!
3 different ways to participate.
1. Sea Trek Regatta Self Timed | Oct. 1st – 25th, 2020.
Race any of the local historic courses on your own or with a few competitors any time between Oct. 1st and 25th.
Submit your times to firstname.lastname@example.org by emailing us a screenshot of your GPS tracker. (Strava and Paddle Logger are great apps to use for tracking your time and distance).
Participants will be responsible for their own safety while on the water. Sea Trek will not be providing on water safety. Be safe on the water and take all the necessary COVID-19 precautions if you are paddling with others.
If you don’t have access to Richardson Bay, our new ‘In and Out 10KM’ is the course for you! Pick a course that is 10 kilometres long and start and end in the same place. No downwinds, no one ways with the tide. We couldn’t make it THAT easy.
2. NEW ETC Challenge Event | October 24th, 2020
Pick a personal challenge in the great outdoors that stretches you and makes you happy… whether it’s paddling, pedaling, running, climbing, yoga, juggling, etc and complete it on 10-24-2020.
To Participate in the ETC Challenge, register at: www.etctrips.org/challenge23
3. Benefit trips on October 24th, 2020.
Sea Trek is offering two trips and ETC is offering one with all the proceeds going to ETC’s Scholarship Fund.
- Angel Island Picnic Paddle with ETC ~ 5 miles – $150 / Person
- Circumnavigation of Angel Island with Sea Trek ~ 9. 5 miles – $150/ person
- Golden Gate Bridge and around Angel island with Sea Trek ~ 13 miles. – $150/ person
Sign up for one of the trips by clicking the links above. All proceeds from these trips will go to ETC’s Scholarship Fund.
Support ETC by buying the 38th Annual Sea Trek Regatta & ETC challenge T-Shirt.
This year the T-shirt is not included in the price of the registration. If you want a T-Shirt you must purchase it online when you register for the ETC Challenge or Self Timed Regatta.
- $10/ shirt when you pick it up at Sea Trek.
- $15/ shirt if you want it shipped directly to you.
- $25 / shirt without event registration. (email email@example.com to order)
Friday night Zoom Festivities | Oct. 23rd, 2020
On the evening of Friday, October 23rd at 6 pm, Sea Trek and ETC will host an Online Zoom Kickoff Event for all Regatta and Challenge Participants, including: live music, a special speaker, and a prize drawing for all attendees.
ETC Challenge & Photo Contest
ETC and Sea Trek want our entire community to participate in this event so we’ve expanded the field. Pick a personal challenge in the great outdoors that stretches you and makes you happy… whether it’s paddling, pedaling, running, climbing, yoga, juggling, etc and complete it on 10-24-2020.
To Participate in the ETC Challenge, register at: www.etctrips.org/challenge Participants may also choose to kayak one three guided Angel Island/SF Bay trips as their Challenge. See above.
Take a photo of yourself doing your race or your challenge, sporting your new ETC Neck Gaitor.
Send your photo to Rose@etctrips.org, to facebook, or post to social media with #ETCchallenge2020. All photos must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, October 25th. There will be prizes for the following photo categories: Funniest Photo, Most Creative Photo, Most Picturesque Photo, and Biggest Personal Challenge Photo
Richardson Bay – 3.45 Miles. Recreational Paddlers – $50 / person
Angel Island Course – 9.5 Miles Intermediate to Advanced Paddlers – $50 / person
Golden Gate Bridge – 13 Miles Advanced to Elite Paddlers – $50/ person
10 Km All levels all crafts – $50 / person
This is an out and back on any body of water.
No downwinds or riding the tide!