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.
Our thanks to Hui Wa‘a o Waikinikona for such a wonderful day of sprint racing out on Green Lake. Our paddlers had a great time getting out there on the water and competing with the all the clubs. Even thought we didn’t always have full CROCC crew padding we were able to get all paddlers out there who wanted to race with other teams. Big Mahalo to Alex Rohr for jumping in and representing CROCC with the other youth teams from Kikaha o Ke Kai and Hui Heihei Wa‘a. Also we would like to congratulate Cris on her V1 race though it was a hull finish with a first place win, great way to stick the dismount (Wicked Grin)!
Mahalo to all the clubs that made this race possible by providing canoe to support all of the events.
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
On May 24, 2014 CROCC will competing in the Na Po’e O ke Kai sprints hosted by Hui Wa’a O Waikinikona at Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. Our paddling crew will join other clubs in the sprint that will consist of several events including the following:
500 Meters (1 Turn)
1000 Meters (3 Turns)
1500 Meters (5 Turns)
If you are in Seattle, come out and cheer on the teams and have a great day by the lake.
Ho‘omaika‘i ‘Ana (Congratulations!) to the three crews that represent CROCC at Rusty Iron! It was a wonderful day out there and everyone all did great job out there!!
A big mahalo to Pacific Outrigger Canoe Club for a wonderful day out at Frenchmen’s bar. Rusty Iron is always a great time to reconnect with our larger paddling Ohana from PNWORCA as it is the first OC6 race of the year.
Below are the crews and their times.
Mixed Masters Crew, Long course – 1:02:46
Mixed Novice Unlimited Crew, Long course – 1:13:44
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!