Pardon our dust…

As a result of technical difficulties, our website has experienced a loss of images and documents. We are currently utilizing this situation to revamp the site and salvage any available content, a process which may require some time to finalize. Despite this setback, all hyperlinks, particularly the one allowing members and guests to sign up for practices on the Calendar Page, remains functional.

Should you have questions, please let Kate or Cris know and they will contact the site admin.

Thank you for your understanding.

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 ( 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.


Intro to Outrigger Paddling: Sun, Aug 6th

Did you know that we consider the Wa’a (canoe) is considered our 7th member of the crew?  What about the fact that many the Hawai’ian terminology that is used for the human body are also used to describe parts of the Wa’a?   Have you ever wanted to just get out and try paddling an Outrigger Canoe?  Well here is your opportunity to learn about some of the Hawai’ian Wa’a Traditions and to get out on the water.

CROCC is hosting an Intro to Outrigger Paddling event on Sunday, August 6th from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Come down to Gleason Boat Ramp and meet up with members of the Club, learn about the sport and get out and have fun on the water.

Please RSVP at and let us know if you are able to attend.  Not to worry if you are not able to make this Intro to Outrigger Paddling event there will be many more to come.

We look forward to seeing you!

2017 RATI Awards


A completed set of awards ready to be given away.

Thanks Jeanine for taking the lead in designing and crafting this years beautiful RATI awards. She collaborated with her sister and organized a Saturday work party to get them created and fired.  CROCC would also like to thank the folks at Village Glass Studio (  for the use of their space and kiln.   Thank you also to Bobbie and Doug for volunteering a afternoon to getting these done with the guidance of Jeanine.

Bobby and Jeanine

The awards are made from blue or clear glass which was hand cut, drilled, and washed in order to prep it for the stenciling process.  Each piece was hand stenciled with one of the following designs: outrigger paddle, a plumeria flower, an ocean wave, and the Makau (Hawaiian fish hook) and glass medium called “frit”,   We used two different colors of frit to come up with unique looks to each set of awards.

Doug applying frit to glass tiles.

Once the piece was stenciled it was placed onto trans and it was put in to kiln to be fired.  The process of firing melted the stenciled pattern into the glass and smoothed all of the rough edges creating the final awards.

Loaded into the kiln and ready to be fired.

Freshly fired and ready to be strung.

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!

Canoes at the Beach!

Sunday June 5 was pretty hot, but CROCC stayed cool. Old friends and new came together to try outrigger canoeing and to play in the river. Check out the complete photo gallery. Thanks to Sheryl Bruno for taking the pictures, and thanks to everyone who came!


If you weren’t able to make it, consider coming to our next party on July 3. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or you’re not even sure what an outrigger canoe is, you are welcome to join us on the water.



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, or 503-252-6069.

Welcoming in 2016

Aloha CROCC and our supporters!!!

With the close of the 2015 comes the transition of previous Board to 2016 Board. Before I announce the 2016 Board of directors, I would like to first express my sincere thanks to the 2015 Board members. Your contribution and sacrifice is not always recognized, but I would like to thank each of you for your leadership and say that the Club would not have come as far as it has without your hard work.

I am pleased to announce the 2016 board as follows:

President – Kate Dilworth
Vice President – Sheryl Bruno
Past President – Doug Keeney
Secretary – Therese Masellis
Tresurer – Cris Trimble
Sargent at Arms – Liz Nelson
Head Coach (Board Appointed) – James Jackman

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

Doug Keeney
CROCC Past President & Assistant Coach

CROCC Featured by The Columbian:

211455_08-02_Doug_Keeney_1Back in August CROCC was featured in The Columbian newspaper.  “Outrigger canoe club brings Hawaiian traditions to Northwest” was written by  Erik Gundersen and gave a first persons view of paddling. The article also includes information about the club and it’s family feel. Erik produced a short video that has an interview with Doug Keeney, Club President, and footage from Erik’s first paddle with CROCC.