This weekend we have a couple of good solid events that should test your paddling skills in more ways than one. First up is the Marin Brewing San Quentin Breakout Paddle Race¬†tomorrow March 7th. This race starts next to San Quentin Prison in Larkspur and heads out under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge around the Marin Island with a much deserved finish at 101 Surf Sports on the San Rafael Canal. This is not a race for beginners but a true early season test of endurance, a little tide navigation and topping out the fun meter. Sorry to be missing this race because it’s one of my favorites, oh and the weather looks to be perfect, I think down right hot!

Then on Sunday March 8th, we need to clean up the bay because it won’t clean up itself. SF BayKeeper has organized a bay trash cleanup with standup paddlers and pretty much any other type of paddle craft. Time to give it all back to our mother bay, show up at 101 Surf Sports at 10:00am with or without a board then head out on the bay to pick up some trash. Here are the details. There are many people who have worked hard to pull this event together, let’s show some support and make this a successful trash pick up.

As always have a fun weekend of paddling wherever you are. Watch for the recap and result from all of the races on the results page here at Keep an eye on our events calendar, its always getting updated with new races and events.