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Greenland Week Kayak Festival
Lake Sammamish State Park - Issaquah, WA

October 2012
Hosted by: Kayak Academy


2012 G-Week will be scaled down. There will be a kayak race featuring a "Traditional Actic Paddlers" class, Tidal Rapids Training for stick paddlers and intro level Greenland style rolling classes.

For 2013 we plan to have the big festival again and possibly another competition if enough of you are interested in competing.


Join the Kayak Academy for a week of traditional Greenland-style kayaking lessons, demonstrations, race and social activities. SPECTATORS WELCOME AND VIEWING DEMONSTRATIONS IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. (note: Washington State Parks Discover Pass or $10/car day use fee required to enter the park). Issaquah Paddle Sports Snack Shack will be open for the weekend events.

No rolling competition will be held this year - the Sound Rowers, kayak race w/ a class for "Traditional Arctic Paddlers" will be the only competition this year. Every other year there will be a traditional Greenland style kayak competition (rolling, harpoon throwing, etc.). The next Qajaq competition will be 2013.

Preregistration is required for all classes

SATURDAY, Oct. 20th, 2012:
Sound Rowers Kayak Races 3 miles and 6 miles. The "Traditional Arctic Paddlers" class will be part of the 3 mile race. Sign up at the race, there is no online registration for the kayak race.

FRIDAY, Oct. 26th, 2012:
Tidal Rapids Training - Deception Pass Fri. Oct. 26th, 2012

SATURDAY, Oct. 27th:
Greenland Kayak Rolling & Strokes Instruction Clinic Sat. Oct. 27th, 2012
Greenland Paddling Technique Clinic-make the switch from Euro and find out all the different strokes with a Greenland paddle.
Greenland Rolling Intro – basic rolls and bracing


Rentals Available: e-mail or phone for reservation and rates.

Dry Suit Rentals Free with instruction and competition
Kayak Rentals Available: $25/Day (plus tax)
Greenland Paddle rentals, $10/day

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Accommodations: hotels, include Motel 6, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn. Tent Camping is available at Lake Sammamish State Park's Hans Jensen Group Camp Site $20.00

Greenland Week Kayak Competition 2011 Results
More Info: Greenland Week Competition FAQ
Go To Rules: Greenland Week Competition Rules

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