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Organizers :
Patricia Gilbert
Mony Sy


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I’m not sure if I can make it the day of the event, can I register and cancel later?

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.

Where do I park?

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.

Is there public transportation to get there?

Public transportation options are limited and presented at the following link.

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.

What are the facilities available at the race site?

The Hudson Yacht Club has all required facilities: toilets, showers, canteen.  There is also a beach, a pool, a playground and a bar.

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: (recommended; official GMOC lodging partner.  Mention when registering you are racing at GMOC)–Quebec

I don’t have a boat. Can I rent one?

If this is your situation, please contact us at We will attempt to accommodate you.

I want to paddle in a boat with other people, but I’m missing a partner. Can I still register?

If this is your situation, please contact us at We will attempt to help find a partner. You may also post on the GMOC Facebook page.

I will be travelling with my boat and will arrive a few days before the event or will be staying a few days after the event. Is there a safe place where I can leave the boat?

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 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.

Is there a place where I can practice in the days prior to the event?

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.

Can I come to the race with my children?

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.

Can I bring alcohol?

Visitors are not allowed to bring their own alcohol. The Hudson Yacht Club does sell alcohol.

Can I bring my own food?

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).

Will PFDs be supplied?

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.

Will there be an official photographer, and can I obtain pictures of the event?

Yes, a photographer will be taking pictures of the event.

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