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Registrations are considered final and non-refundable. To help the organizers plan the event, paddlers are invited to register well in advance. However, they have the ability to register up until the day of the event, directly at the race site.
There is a secure gated parking lot at the Hudson Yacht Club. Parking is also possible in the nearby streets according to signage, and in municipal parking lots within short walking distance. All parking options are free.
Public transportation options are limited and presented at the following link. http://www.ville.hudson.qc.ca/eng-transport.htm
We recommend carpooling instead of public transportation. A message can be posted on the event’s Facebook page to ask for someone to carpool with.
The Hudson Yacht Club has all required facilities: toilets, showers, canteen. There is also a beach, a pool, a playground and a bar. www.hudsonyachtclub.com/facilities.html
I’m not from the region. Where can I stay?
There are multiple options in Hudson, Rigaud and Vaudreuil-Dorion. It includes camping, inns, bed & breakfast, motels and hotels. There are also many accommodations on the Montreal Island, especially around the airport, but travel time should be considered.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of local accommodations:
http://aubergewillow.com/ (recommended; official GMOC lodging partner. Mention when registering you are racing at GMOC)
If this is your situation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to accommodate you.
If this is your situation, please contact us at email@example.com. We will attempt to help find a partner. You may also post on the GMOC Facebook page.
The Hudson Yacht Club has accepted to accommodate the few paddlers who could require a safe location to leave their boat for a short duration, subject to space availability. The grounds and parking of the club are secured. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make the arrangements.
Hudson and surrounding towns are overall considered safe and quiet, with usually wide residential streets providing good parking options.
Yes. The Jack Layton Park in Hudson offers a convenient access to the water and parking. There is a beach, portable toilet and picnic tables. The park is located within walking distance of the Hudson Yacht Club, at 392 Halcro Street.
Yes. Paddlers can come with their supporters, including children. There is plenty to see and do for children at the Hudson Yacht Club (see Venue section in this site).
Young children must be looked upon by an adult, and it is the responsibility of the parent to arrange for this surveillance.
Visitors are not allowed to bring their own alcohol. The Hudson Yacht Club does sell alcohol.
Yes, you may and are also allowed to use the club’s BBQ. Note that the Hudson Yacht Club also sells food (snacks and complete meals).
It’s preferable that each paddler bring his own life jacket. However, the Hudson Yacht Club also has vests that could be borrowed if needed.
Yes, a photographer will be taking pictures of the event.
There’s plenty to see and do!
The GMOC race takes place during the Hudson Music Festival and Street Fair, which has the town center bustling with bands and merchants.
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