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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. 

WHAT TO BRING:

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.

WHAT TO WEAR:

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.

Events:

  • 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

Aloha!
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.

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.


  

Aloha 2017 Board

Aloha CROCC and our supporters!!!

November is upon us and that means it’s time for elections of the CROCC Board.  As always we would like to thank our outgoing Board Members for their time and dedication to the Club.

Your 2017 Board Members are as follows:

President – Kate Dilworth
Vice President – Noa Rubin
Past President – Doug Keeney
Secretary – Jeanine Potts
Tresurer – Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms – James Jackman
Head Coach (Board Appointed) – Liz Nelson

Congratulations to the new Board and a huge thanks to those who have joined the board!

Join CROCC for a Paddling Party, Sunday June 5!

KeikiPaddlePlease join us on the beach and try outrigger canoeing–all ages and abilities are welcome. Whether you’ve been paddling for years, are looking for a new sport, or are just want something fun to do on the weekend, we invite you to join the friendly paddlers of CROCC on our beautiful Hawaiian outrigger canoe!

When: Sunday, June 5 11am-1pm
Where: Broughton Beach near M James Gleason Boat Ramp, 4325 NE Marine Drive, Portland
We provide: canoes, paddles, PFDs, shade, refreshments
Please bring: towel, sunscreen, $5 for parking

This is a free event, though donations to CROCC are always welcome. (Metro does charge $5 per vehicle for parking.) We hope to see you there!

To RSVP or get more information, contact Kate Dilworth, kate.e.dilworth@gmail.com or 503-252-6069.

CROCC launches its 2014 Youth program

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Alex (Jr Paddler) and Doug (Jr Coach) showing off their first place ribbons

Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC) will be launching the 2014 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, Hawai’ian history, and traditions around outrigger canoeing.

Practices start April 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and will be each Wednesday there after.  Additional practice will be added as interest or membership grows. If you or your youth are interested in the program or practices please contact Doug Keeney at coaches@croccpaddle.com. Please feel free to check out our website (croccpaddle.com) 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.

Shout out to Wahine (Women) paddlers of the Northwest

Wahine's of CROCC having fun
The Wahine of CROCC striking a pose

Our novice women’s crew is inviting all women that want a supportive environment in competition. The season is starting and we invite you to come and compete as one of the ‘Ohana (family) in our team.

If you love the water and want a great workout, we have a sport for you. We desire to compete at the highest level of competition in the Hawai’ian sport of canoe paddling. Our team requires commitment, discipline and teamwork, which leads to excellence on and off the water. We paddle as one and win as one.

Our mission: To encourage, sustain, and perpetuate outrigger canoe paddling, racing and the related Hawai’ian traditions. We strive to embrace and nurture the community through inclusiveness and all skill levels in order to teach and improve paddling technique and to maximize enjoyment of the sport.

We will hold practices throughout the week and as needed during the race season. If you are not ready for the competition, come join our open crew and learn the technique and healing powers of outrigger canoeing.