Outrigger 101, Saturday August 13, 2022

Aloha! The Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club is excited to be hosting our Outrigger 101 Workshop on August 13.  We look forward to sharing our love for Hawaiian outrigger paddling with you.  

Six paddlers of various ages and sizes are on a red and white outrigger canoe on the Columbia River. There is a jet ski on the water behind the canoe, and Vancouver, Washington is visible in the background.
New paddlers practice at a previous intro to paddling event

Here are the details:

DATE: Saturday, August 13, 2022

TIME: 10:00am – 12 Noon

WHERE: M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp (Broughton Beach Area), 4325 NE Marine Drive, Portland

There is a $5.00 parking fee (Debit or Credit Cards only, no cash)

CROCC will provide PFD’s (personal flotation devices) and paddles for participants of all ages.  However, if you have a PFD or outrigger paddle, please bring it. 


Yourself, a friend (if you like), H2O, and a towel — this is a water sport; you will get wet!  DO bring with you a good attitude, team spirit, and a willingness to learn.


Shorts or crops, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses.  As to footwear? Rubber slippers are okay as are boat or water shoes or sandals.  And don’t forget to wear SUNSCREEN!

To RSVP or get more information, contact: info@croccpaddle.com


RATI is happening April 30, 2022!

We’re excited to host the Race Around the Island on April 30 at Chinook Landing Marine Park in Troutdale, Oregon! Please see our full race packet for more information and for registration forms: https://bit.ly/3wMy4Xv

A continental breakfast, coffee, and water will be provided to our participants. We will also be selling a BBQ lunch. At the end of the day, there will be a raffle and awards presentation.


  • The Long course is a 10+ mile paddle open to all divisions.
  • The Short course is a 4-6 mile paddle open to all divisions.

**All course lengths are subject to change due to conditions.**

Open to Mixed, Women, and Men with Novice, Open, Master 40, Master 50, Master 60 and Master 70 Divisions.

Pre-registration opens immediately and closes on April 23, 2022. Participants who pre-register will receive 2 raffle tickets per paddler. Make checks payable to “CROCC.” Please e-mail completed forms to kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com or snail mail to:

Kate Dilworth
CROCC RATI Registration
845 N Watts
Portland, OR 97217

Participating clubs who choose NOT to pre-register are encouraged to contact CROCC at kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com to let us know how many canoes you plan on entering into the race.

Race Entry Fees:
Adult $35 (Includes PRM Event Insurance Fee)
Youth under 18 $20.00 (Includes PRM Event Insurance Fee)

For more information:
contact race director Cris Trimble: cristrimble@comcast.net
or 503-358-2828.

2020 Race Around The Island Cancelled

In the interest of protecting our paddling ohana and the fact that social interaction is a core element of CROCC‘s Race Around the Island, RATI 2020 has been cancelled due to pandemic. This was a difficult decision for CROCC and we are disappointed that we have to cancel the race.
Please be safe and take care of yourself during this time of global change. We look forward to hosting RATI in 2021 and offering a great race for all to enjoy and celebrate why we love this sport so much.

Winter Series #2 Registration Open

Winter series #2 registration is open! You can register in any of the following ways:

  • Download and complete the Winter Series #2 registration packet and waiver; scan and email to kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com (bring $25 per paddler  to the race site)
  • Fill out the online registration (bring waiver and $25 per paddler to the race site, or scan and email waiver to kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com )
  • Register in person at the race site

We are keeping an eye on the weather! If we need to cancel the race, a decision will be made by Friday morning and communicated to Tyler Irwin, PNWORCA race committee chair. We’ll also post it to our website and email paddlers who have submitted their email with registration.

UPDATE: The Winter Series Race #2 was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. Please be on the look out for a reschedule announcement via our Facebook Page and from PNWORCA. Mahalo!

2019 Race Around The Island

Big mahalo to everyone who came to RATI this year! It was a beautiful day on the Columbia River and we couldn’t have asked for better conditions. See the race results here.

Watch a recap of the day produced by Cascade Video Productions!

View all the photos from RATI posted in real-time on our Facebook Page.

The day started with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and blessing to honor the Great Spirit of the land, the indigenous peoples of this land, the Columbia River, and our paddling community and guests in attendance.
Mahalo to Kaleinani O Ke Kukui for facilitating our opening ceremony.

The Long Distance Women’s and Mixed-crew races were the first race of the morning. Congrats to Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club for placing First in the Women’s Long Distance and Hui Heihei Canoe Club for placing First in the Mixed Long Distance!

Meanwhile on land, we had an awesome salmon lunch provided by CRUSH BAR in Portland. As the day progressed, we had clearer skies and the sun came out.

Passing time until the next race begins. 

Check out those raffle prizes! Thank you to Kialoa Paddles, Nossa Familia Coffee, and many others for donating prizes.

We’re feeling envious of the lucky buggahs who won the two homemade quilts made by CROCC’s Coach Liz and Bobbie! Another CROCC tradition is making “Huli Ale” beer every year to give away as raffle prizes.

Next were the Mens and Short Course races. Congrats to Kikaha for placing First in the Mens Long Distance and Wasabi Burn for placing First in the Short Course race!


Again, check out all the race photos from RATI posted in real-time on our Facebook Page.

Mahalo to our super volunteers and in-kind sponsors who helped make RATI a great success. We couldn’t have done it without your dedicated support. See you next year at RATI! A hui hou!


2018 Adaptive Paddle Clinic

Beginner and long-time paddlers gathered on October 13th to learn the basics of outrigger canoe paddling from Ann Yoshida and Cris Trimble. This was the first (as best we can tell) time that an adaptive outrigger canoe clinic was offered in Oregon. Athletes from around the metro region participated, along with representatives from partners Adapt Training and University of Oregon. The event was made possible in part from sponsorship from Metro.

Ann Yoshida (background) leads a group of paddlers seated as if in an outrigger canoe to learn the basic stroke. Ian Jaquiss sits in “seat 1,” and Vicky Aubry-Rayburn sits in “seat 2” as they begin to picture paddling in a canoe.

Following land based instruction participating athletes had the opportunity to, well, paddle! CROCC team members helped to steer and set the stroke for the boats, to give athletes the opportunity to feel all that outrigger paddling has to offer.

Thank you to our sponsor Metro, and all the amazing volunteers that made this event possible!

Contact Arwen Bird if you’re interested in Adaptive Paddling or would like to know more information about CROCC’s efforts in increasing accessibility.  See our Adaptive Paddle Program page.

Adaptive Paddle Clinic: Sat, Oct 13th

Come learn the basics of Outrigger Canoe paddling with Ann Yoshida, Founding Athlete of Access Surf Hawaii, a 2016 Paralympian, World Adaptive Surfing and Paracanoe World Champion.  We are looking forward to sharing our love for Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling with people of all abilities.

The club members will provide the equipment, instructions, and snacks!  The location has wheelchair accessible parking, restrooms, and accessible docks. If you would like to come and try, please bring some water, a towel, and plan on meeting us at the top of the boat ramp located near the Sheriff’s office.  There is a $5 Metro parking fee.

Please contact Arwen Bird  to RSVP (arwenbird52@gmail.com) or call her with any questions: 503/318-5104.

The Adaptive Paddle Clinic on October 13th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM will be held at M. James Sleason Boat Ramp located at 4324 NE Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon.