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.
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!
On August 23, 2014 CROCC will competing in the Pacific Northwest Outrigger Challenge hosted by Sail Sand Point OCC and Kikaha O Ke Kai OCC. 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.
On August 2, 2014 CROCC will competing in Da Grind Distance Race hosted by Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club at Alki Beach. This race will be approximately 12 miles long and run from Alki Beach, west to Blake Island, circling the island counter-clockwise, and returning to Alki Beach.
If your are in the Seattle area come on out cheer the crews!!
Mahalo to Mountain Home Outrigger Canoe Club to hosting a challenging race. What a fantastic day to be out on the water. It was fun for all who participated in the event even if we got a little wet from the rain. The day started off warm and dry but Mother Nature decided to gave us a nice shower to start the race.
Both crews did a great job and finished in the top three for the Novice Mixed crews. The crews and results are below:
2nd place – CROCC Novice Crew 1 ( Jeanne, An, Josh, Adam, Jeanelle, and Doug) – 1 hr 22 min 22 sec
3rd place – CROCC Novice Crew 2 (Taylor, Robin, Nani, Cindy, Kekai, and Justin) – 1 hr 31 min 34 sec
Congratulation to crews for placing a the Rooster Rock Distance race! Mahalo nui loa to our two paddlers from Hui Wa‘a o Waikinikona who jumped in to assist our crews!
On July 19, 2014 CROCC will competing in the Gorge Distance Race hosted by Waterwalker at Stevenson Washington. This race is approximately 12 miles and one of the most challenging races of the year. Come on out as this is a great race and is fun watch.
On June 28, 2014 CROCC will competing in the Rooster Rock Distance Race hosted by Mountain Home Outrigger Canoe Club. The 10.5 mile course in the scenic mouth of the Columbia River Gorge. Come one out to Rooster Rock State Park, bring a picnic, and cheer on the paddlers.
As always we would like to thank the safety boat captains and crews, the Clark County and Multnomah Sheriff River Patrols that kept a ever watching eye on the paddlers as they competed. Mahalo to the hula dancers and Auntie Deva from Ke Kukui Foundation for providing us with a wonderful opening ceremony. Also a special thanks to Tim, Roxanne, and Auntie Jeanne for officiating and keeping things in order. Additionally we would like to thank Kendal Sparks for designing the RATI t-shirt
RATI could not happen without the hard work of the members of CROCC! Great job team, you out did yourself this year! Imua, Imua, CROCC!!!
We look forward to hosting next years race as it will mark our 20 year of hosting RATI.
CROCC is looking forward to hosting clubs from PNWORCA at RATI on May 31, 2014 at Chinook Landing Marine Park in Fairview Oregon. There will be 8-10 mile Long course and a 4-6 mile Short course that is open to all divisions. An opening ceremony will be provided by Ke Kukui Foundation. A free continental breakfast with coffee and water will be offered to all who attend, and selling a BBQ lunch plate for $10.00 as a fundraiser.
The lunch menu consists of the following:
–Asian Style Slaw
–Hawaiian Style Mac Salad