This year's race schedule includes three club committed races, two long distance change out races, a possible sprint race and two fun club BBQ events. We have set aside race specific training, as well as some afternoon downwind runs when conditions on the Columbia River are right. All members are encouraged to race at a level in which they are comfortable.
In addition to race practices, we encourage additional training and clean nutritional eating habits to achieve your best performance:
RACE PRACTICE MEMBERSHIP - Anyone can race! Club race practice fee of $75 enables paddlers access to:
While every effort is made to offer opportunities for racing to those that are interested, Race Practice Membership does not include race day fees nor translate to race event participation. The HROCC Race Committee is responsible for establishing race eligibility criteria for the season and coaches are responsible for seating the boats for races. Race practice fees will be collected by our coaches.
Seating crews for race boats is always a puzzle, but our coaches will follow established criteria as it will be the deciding factor. Remember, a success for any of our boats or paddlers, is a success for us all. We are one as a club and the strength of our team comes from us all truly putting the whole team ahead of ourselves. Each race will have a criteria level assigned to it and we will strive to seat as many boats as we can with the club members that are available, motivated and qualified to paddle safe and inspiring race.
CREW SELECTION CRITERIA
Level 1 (Rusty Iron, RATI Races)
Level 2 (Rooster Rock Race, Sprints)
Level 3 (Gorge DW Challenge, PNW Challenge, Catalina Crossing, Kona Races)
“When we are in the canoe, we are one paddler, one heart and one spirit. It is rare to achieve this, but when it occurs, effort becomes effortless and one transcends the limitations of the ego. All becomes one and the true essence of paddling is experienced.”
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