Mahalo to Sail Sand Point OCC and Kikaha O Ke Kai OCC for hosting the Pacific Northwest Outrigger Challenge. It was a great day for racing and a lot of fun was had by all. Cris represented CROCC in the 18 mile beach changeout with Wakinikona and helped them obtain a first place win in their race. Doug was paddling with the Kikaha Open Mens in the 26 mile 9-man changeout race and helped them place third the changeout.
Both crews did well in their respective races and fun was had by all!
On August 24th CROCC will be represented at Pacific Northwest Outrigger Challenge hosted by Sail Sand Point OCC and Kikaha O Ke Kai OCC by two paddlers who will be joining up with other teams. This race has an optional 18 mile Iron/Beach change or 26 mile 9-man Changeout race on Lake Washington. 18 mile course is a beach/land changeout course for paddlers not comfortable doing water changes. (no escort boat needed) 26 mile 9-man course is from Sand Point Beach Park around Mercer Island and back (escort boat needed).
If you are in the Seattle area and want to come out and cheer on the crews.
What a great day to be out at Alki beach! No one could have asked for better weather and water conditions. Mahalo to Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club for hosting a great race and providing a wonderful race shirt designed by Kendal Sparks.
The CROCC Mixed Masters crew was up against Waikinikona Mixed Open in the end and from the looks of it there was a photo finish. Though CROCC lost in the end by a fraction of a second they did take first in their division!
The SOCC/CROCC Open Men’s crew also ended their race with a very close race with Wasabi. In the last few miles of the race the Wasabi Steersman lost his blade, but the SOCC/CROCC crew was able to pick it up and get it back to them via the race official (Tim). Once Wasabi had their steers-blade back the race was on! Again, it was a tight finish with Wasabi taking the Third place slot by a fraction of a second.
Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC) will be launching a Junior Division Program for youths between 15 and 20 years of age. This program will follow our current adult curriculum with the addition of sport history, hawaiian history, and traditions around outrigger canoeing and beyond.
Practices start August 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you or your youth are interested in the program or practices please contact Doug Keeney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to check the website for more information about the club and utilize the calendar to sign up for practices (junior or open). Remember everyone is welcome to join us for an open paddle practice.