Want to be 'Styling'.......and add a Safety Whistle to your lifejacket ? Here is your chance......Using your HROCC Website and our canoes, take this quiz. Send it to Member At Large - Peny Wallace and the above Whistle will be yours.....Start now ! Enjoy and quite possibly you might learn something new about our Club !





  1. Who is HROCC’S founder? 

  1. Where can you find (and read) the club’s non-profit mission?

  1. What does HROCC stand for?

  1. Name 3 HROCC paddlers you’ve met outside of the Youth Program:

  1. In what part of the world did outrigger canoeing originate? 


  1. What is the Halau?

  1. What is a Huli?

  1. What is an Ama?

  1. What is a Iaku?

  1. What is the difference between the words Malolo and Mahalo?

  1. What is the difference between Puakea and Kuakea?

  1. Why do we try not to step over the Ama?

  1. What does “Mahani Hula” mean?  Where is she when off the water?

  1. What is Ohana?
  2. Name one Tradition from the Mountain Home Tradition page (go to Practice Schedule-Resources- 
  3. Outrigger Canoe Terms, scroll down)


  1. What is the name of the boat that is all yellow?

  1. What color is the cover for the all yellow boat?

  1. What is the name of the blue and yellow boat?

  1. What color is the cover for the yellow and blue boat?

  1. What side of the boat is the Ama on?

  1. What is the name of the all blue boat?

  1. What color is the cover for the all blue boat?

  1. About what do the boats on the beach weigh in pounds?

  1. About how long are the boats in feet?

  1. What material is a Malolo made out of?

  1. About how much does a Malolo weigh?


  1. What size paddle do you use in inches?

  1. Which seat calls switches-- 1,2,3,4,5, or 6?

  1. What does “paddles up” mean?

  1. What does “let her run” mean?

  1. What seat responds to the “Kahi Left” command from a steer?

  1. What is the command that signals the start of paddling?
  2. Where do you start to put the wheels under the canoe ?


  1. When is it OK to go out on the water without a PFD?

  1. Which seat(s) watch the Ama in high wind conditions?

  1. Why do we not wear cotton clothes on the water?

  1. What is hypothermia?

  1. What is the approximate water temp of the Columbia in the spring?

  1. Which direction does the river current run?

  1. Which side of the boat do we always enter/ exit from?

  1. What body part enters the boat first- butt or feet? Why?

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