2010 Ted Houk Regatta

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club's 31st Annual

Ted Houk Regatta

Green Lake, Seattle

June 5th & 6th, 2010

Entries fees due by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 1st 2010
All entries received after this deadline will owe double regatta fee!
Athletes must be USACK or CCA members or sign up for the one day USACK special membership.


Coaches: Please complete and submit only one 2010 Ted Houk Entry Form.pdf per team by the entry deadline of Tuesday, June 1, 2010. We recommend entering your credit card info and faxing the completed regatta entry form directly to the GLSCC Office or phoning in your payment during regular office hours. In addition to the regatta entry form, please complete all event/race entries electronically on the 2010 Ted Houk Entries.xls and submit them separately via email to Craig Cayton: cacayton@msn.com

No individual athlete waivers are required for this event. It is the responsibility of each club to ensure that their athletes are members of either USACK (event or yearly) or the CCA. USA Canoe Kayak event only memberships if required should not be submitted with team entries but instead must be mailed directly to USACK.

Each athlete may enter a total of 8 races plus 2 as an alternate. After the first 8, further entries are automatically eliminated by the scoring system.

Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Race Director at the Scratch meeting, absolutely no fees or paperwork will be accepted after the scratch meeting.

Entry Fees

The non-refundable entry fee is $45.00 U.S. funds per athlete. Team Entry Form & Fees are due by Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 5:00pm. Checks or credit card information payable to City of Seattle. Payments received after the deadline date will owe DOUBLE the amount.

Mail/Fax entries to:

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club
Green Lake Small Craft Center
5900 W Green Lake Way N
Seattle WA 98103
FAX: 206-684-4042
(Phone: 206-684-4074)

Important Dates

Tuesday, June 1: Entries and payment due by 5:00pm. Entries received after this date will be charged double.
Friday, June 4: Scratch Meeting at Boathouse 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 5:

8:00am - 5:00pm:  1000m Races
5:30pm - 7:00pm:   Awards Dinner – (included with registration)

Sunday, June 6:

8:00am - 1:00pm:   500m Races


(Olympic Flat-water Canoe and Kayak Sprint Events)


Men & Women Open/Masters C1, C2, C4 (1000m & 500m)
Men & Women Juvenile/Junior C1, C2, C4 (1000m & 500m)
Men & Women Bantam C1 (1000m only) C2, C4 (1000m & 500m)


Men & Women Open/Masters K1, K2, K4 (1000m & 500m)
Men & Women Juvenile/Junior K1, K2, K4 (1000m & 500m)
Men & Women Bantam K1 (1000m only) K2, K4 (1000m & 500m)
Men & Women Novice* K1 (1000m only)

*Novice refers to young athletes who are just beginning their first season of paddling.


You must be a current USACK or CCA member in good standing to compete in the 2010 Ted Houk Memorial Regatta.

It is the responsibility of all non-current USACK or CCA members to complete a USACK Event Only Waiver.pdf which is to be mailed directly to USACK by the participant or team.  USACK event only memberships and payment if required should not be submitted with team entries.

All competitors must be competent swimmers. It is the responsibility of the entering organization to verify this.


The semicircular parking lot overlooking the lake and racecourse will be our staging area, as in the past. This is the second lot on the right (lake side). Boat trailers may park along the left side (when facing north-west) of this lot, parallel to the street and tight to the curb. Please do not park opposite the staging area (where the tents are). There are two large lots on the left side of Green Lake Way (opposite from lake) and another lot on the right (lake side) before the staging parking lot. Additional parking may be available up the paved road in front of the tennis courts by the picnic shelters - only a short walk to the lake. Drop off your equipment before you park.

Scratch Meeting

Friday, June 4, 7:00 PM @ Green Lake Boathouse Meeting Room
Green Lake Small Craft Center: 5900 W Green Lake Way N Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-684-4074


GREEN LAKE: The competition venue is located at the south end of the lake, adjacent to the boathouses. From I-5, exit at NE 50th Street (just north of the UW). Turn west onto NE 50th ("NE" becomes "North"). Follow about 25 blocks to 5-way intersection at Stone Way. Turn right (north) onto Green Lake Way N. Continue north to just past first light; turn left (west) just before the "Pitch & Putt Golf Course" onto W Green Lake Way N. Venue is on your right, just past the "golf course".


Boat security will be available both Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm to 5:00am

Saturday Dinner

As part of your regatta registration Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club will host a dinner at the Boathouse following the races on Saturday. All participants, families, volunteers, coaches, chaperones and supporters are invited.



Billeting requests must be made separately and submitted no later than Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to SCKC Coach Aasim Saleh


EARLY BIRD MANAGER’S SPECIAL! Sara Wayman, Group Booking of Nexus Hotel in Seattle has graciously extended a special offer for the out-of-town Ted Houk Race participants. Hotel Nexus is offering a reduced rate of $95US + Tax per night per double queen room including hot breakfast for up to 4 individuals per room. Also includes free parking and free wireless. This rate is available if booked at least 30-days prior to the event and if rooms remain available. This time of year is typically busy with graduation bookings so the space typically books up well in advance.


Hotel Nexus 800-435-0754. 2140 North Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98133.
Hotel phone: 206-365-0700 (from outside the NW --use this number)

DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL NEXUS: From I-5, exit westbound at Northgate Way exit (at about N. 105th St.). Go one block west of the interchange, hotel is on the north side.

HOTEL NEXUS DIRECTIONS TO VENUE: take I-5 (south). Exit at NE 50th Street. Turn west onto NE 50th ("NE" becomes "North”). Follow about 25 blocks to 5-way intersection at Stone Way. Turn right onto Green Lake Way, N. Continue north to just past first light; turn left (west) just before the "Pitch & Putt Golf Course" onto West Green Lake Way, N. Venue is on your right, just past the "golf course".


Please lend a hand with the races. We can always use help in the boats, on the finish line, etc. If you are able, the success of the regatta depends on the community of paddlers supporting our event.


Co Race Directors:
Craig Cayton cacayton@msn.com
John Cross-Whiter jhcross-whiter@comcast.net

Seattle Area Information

Seattle-King County Visitors Bureau
520 Pike Street, Suite 1300, Seattle, WA 98101