Da Grind

On August 3, 2013 CROCC will competing in Da Grind Distance Race hosted by Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club at Alki Beach.  We will be entering in a mixed crew and two paddlers will be assisting our host club’s novice men’s crew.  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!!

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Gorge Distance Race – Results

What a race! I keep thinking to myself, “WOW, there was some WICKED water out there!” The mighty Columbia once again reminded us not to take her for granted and humbled a great many teams. Quite a few of the team never finished the race due to the morning conditions. It was definitely a character-building race and a reminder to respect the water. Thankfully it’s was a beautiful day in the gorge, with big water and an unscheduled swim for several crews. Over 1/3 of the crews never finished the race, ours included.

Mahalo to JD adn David Chun along wth all the other escort boats out there keeping us safe. The race wouldn’t happen without them!

Cheers to all of the paddlers that were out there! I can’t wait to hear your individual stories that come out of it!!

CROCC Crew: Photo by Mel Ponder
CROCC Crew: Photo by Mel Ponder

Mahalo to Mel Ponder Photography for a great many photos like the one above.

Kikaha crew
Kikaha crew
Doug with the Kikaha Crew
Doug with the Kikaha Crew

Race Around the Island (RATI) Distance Race – Results

Mahalo to everyone who participated in Race Around the Island (RATI), including (but not limited to): padders from around the northwest, hula dancers and opening ceremony from Ke Kukui Foundation, chase boat captains and crews, race officials, raffle prize diners, spectators, park rangers (who understood that those bottles were full of root beer)… What a fantastic day!

Race Results

View of wa'a lining up at RATI 2013
View of wa’a lining up at RATI 2013
Opening ceremony by Ke Kukui
Opening ceremony by Ke Kukui
Some of your hosts
Some of your hosts

We are looking forward to next years race!

Race Around the Island (RATI) Distance Race

CROCC is looking forward to hosting clubs from PNWORCA at RATI on June 1, 2013 at Chinook Landgin 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. A free continental breakfast with coffee and water will be offered to all who attend, and selling a BBQ lunch as a fundraiser. An opening ceremony will be provided by Ke Kukui Foundation.

We would like to thank Kendal Sparks for providing a great design for our event shirts.  Once again he has outdone himself!  Mahalo Kendal!!

2013 RATI shirt design by Kendal Sparks
2013 RATI shirt design by Kendal Sparks

Na Po’e O ke Kai Sprints – Results

Paddles honor Uncle Larry Awana Paddles honor Uncle Larry Awana

Mahalo to our hosts Hui Wa’a o Waikinikona for a great day of sprint racing out on Green Lake. A honor ceremony for Uncle Larry Awana, the first Po’o Wa’a (leader) of the Wakinikona Hawaiian Canoe Club was held at the event that included all clubs. The day was beautiful and no wind to speak of like years past. Congratulations to all of the clubs and paddlers that had a great time out there competing in all of the different event.

CROCC/SOCC Crew CROCC/SOCC crew coming in

Na Po’e O ke Kai Sprints

On May 25, 2013 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 crews 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.

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Rusty Iron Distance Race – Results

Mahalo to Pacific Outrigger Canoe Club for a wonderful day out at Frenchmen’s bar. It was a great location for the race and proved to be challenging. The weather was good with high clouds, warm weather, and no rain. Rusty Iron is always a great time to reconnect with our larger paddling Ohana from PNWORCA.

Though the crews did not rank in the top three placements of their divisions they still did a great job. Congratulations to each and every paddler who participated in the race. Below are the times that the crews did:

Wahine (Women) Open, Long course – 1:08:22
Kane (Men) Open, Long course – 1:01:19

Rusty Iron Wahine crew