Lake Michigan Downwind Duel
Come paddle off the shores of one of the most scenic areas of Lake Michigan, voted the “Most Beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America.
The Downwind Duel 4.6 mile paddle will start at Point Betsie Lighthouse beach and finish on the Frankfort Beach (or Frankfort to Point Betsie depending on the wind).This race will have a Beach Start and Finish.
Exceptions may be made for younger racers on an individual basis. Please email race organizer for information
All Racers must have a leash and PFD on board to participate.
Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes wholly within the borders of the United States; the others are shared with Canada. It has a surface area of 22,400 square miles (58,000 km2), making it the largest lake entirely within one country by surface area (Lake Baikal, in Russia, is larger by water volume), and the fifth largest lake in the world. It is 307 miles (494 km) long by 118 miles (190 km) wide with a shoreline 1,640 miles (2,640 km) long. The lake’s average depth is 46 fathoms 3 feet (279 ft; 85 m), while its greatest depth is 153 fathoms 5 feet (923 ft; 281 m). It contains a volume of 1,180 cubic miles (4,918 km³) of water. Hydrologically it forms a single body of water with Lake Huron, the whole being called Lake Michigan–Huron; the two sides are connected through the Straits of Mackinac and share an average surface elevation of 577 feet (176 m).
From the Lake Michigan wikipedia entry
ALL RACERS REQUIRED TO WEAR A USCG APPROVED PFD DURING ALL RACES