The Club @ the Boatyard Home Base for Paddlers Cup

The 5th annual Paddlers Cup splashes to town this weekend and for the first time, organizers will have a covered space for their base of operations. The Club @ the Boatyard will serve as home base for the April 2-3 paddle competition sponsored by the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Race Team.

Paddlers Cup has base at The Club @ the Boatyard

The Club @ the Boatyard next to Skansie Brothers Park will be home base for Paddlers Cup organizers and competitors.

The venue at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is conveniently located next to Skansie Brothers Park and the public dock where all the racing action will take place. And opening just in time for a day at the races is JW @ the Boatyard, the new food trolley at the entrance to Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. The trolley is operated by the folks at JW Restaurant and opens April 1. It will be serving delicious Northwest favorites to enjoy at the picnic tables by the red trolley, or to take to the park for the paddle competition.

The Club @ the Boatyard Home Base for Annual Paddlers Cup

The Paddlers Cup is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddle board, dragon boat and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts alike. The two-day event features competitive racing for the expert, novice and recreationalist, as well as youth paddlers. Action gets under way tomorrow, April 2, with 5k and 10k distance races and lively head-to-head sprint heats in the harbor.

Paddlers Cup features sprints and distance races in the harbor

Canoe, kayak, paddle board and dragon boat races will fill the harbor for the Paddlers Cup April 2-3.

The Paddlers Cup Cross Narrows Challenge takes place on Sunday, April 3, when competitors brave the turbulent waters of the Tacoma Narrows. Also on Sunday will be newly added dragon boat races taking place inside the harbor.

On shore, be sure to visit the vendors who are featuring the industry’s top manufacturers, clubs, retailers, non-profit organizations and more. Grab a bite from JW @ the Boatyard, take a gondola ride provided by Gig Harbor Gondola and enjoy being part of the action on the downtown waterfront.

Food trolley opens in time for Paddlers Cup

Enjoy delicious Northwest fare from JW @ the Boatyard during the Paddlers Cup.

The Club @ the Boatyard Home Base for Annual Paddlers Cup

Proceeds from the Paddlers Cup benefit the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team.

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