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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:


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:

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 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 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:
or 503-358-2828.

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 (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 )
  • 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!