2023 Season Opening
Ohana Gathering is this Friday!
5:00 - 7:30
It's a potluck and bring your own drinks!
Got a portable firepit? Bring that too!
Let us know you are coming by signing up on TEAM COWBOY and bring da' family!
Join us for the 2023 paddling season!
If you haven't yet renewed or started your membership, now is the time. Shop here for your perfect membership category and join the fun on the water!
Don't forget to complete your waiver!
Full neoprene & safety vests REQUIRED for early season practices!
2023 Practice Schedule is on Team Cowboy
HROCC RACING 2023
HROCC's first race, the RUSTY IRON XXIII takes place this Saturday!
Come send good racing vibes to those who are racing at our Ohana Gathering or...
Come watch the race at:
Frenchgman's Bar Park9612 NW Lower River Road
Short Course starts at 10:00
Long Course Mixed, Kupuna and Women start at 11:30
Long Course Men starts at 1:00
Awards and Raffle starts at 2:30
Interested in racing with HROCC in the 2023 season? We'd love to have you!
The cost is $75 and includes 2-3 race practices a week in addition to the regular, club paddle sessions.
This is a fun, all inclusive group and we welcome all those interested in racing. This year we hope to meet Wednesday mornings to work on intervals, technique, starts, strategies and team building. On Thursday evenings, we plan to hold downwind skills and practices, joining the Small Group Hatch Laps fun. And on top of that, we hope to make numerous weekend distance training runs for endurance.
HROCC is committed to taking as many 6 man teams as possible to at least 5 of our area races. These include:
These races range in distance from 4 to13 miles and there will be published criteria later this winter on how we hope to seat the boats.
If you are motivated to go to an out of area race (Queen's Race, Catalina, PNW Challenge, Da Grind, etc.. ), we encourage you to pull a team together on your own, which includes a qualified steers and paddlers who have the skills to paddle the expected conditions. The coaches can then help make sure you are able to practice together at some practices, help with registrations and canoe transport or rentals.
HROCC Coaches Bonnie, Dan & Sue want to remind you that because our season starts so early, it's important to keep up your conditioning through the winter, paddling if possible. Check out videos on the Puakea technique and be prepared to hit the water with full neoprene, full PFD's and booties!
A BIG SHOUT OUT TO HROCC BOAT GUARDIANS
Oiwi, Josh Sceva
Double canoe, Peny Wallace
Kuakea, Glen Fromm
Makani Hula, John Everitt
Lokahi, Joni Anderson
Hale, Patti Langmaid
Senior Guardian, Tamara Shannon
Trailer, Pat Hannigan
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
STEERS NEEDED! Reach out to any board member or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VORTEX GORGE SERIES
Our friends from the Downwind Champs are looking for volunteers for this year’s Vortex Gorge Series, a set of three local and low-key races that are fun and great training for those interested in racing the Champs this year. Even if you don’t race, it’s a great day hanging out by the river, meeting new friends, and supporting the PNW paddling community.
Vortex could use volunteers on race days with setup, food, registration, timing, results, awards and photos. Ahead of the race, they would appreciate any help connecting to local businesses for sponsorships and raffle donations, as well as people who can help with safety boats. If interested, please email Janet Whittick at email@example.com.
May 21 - hosted by Gorge Canoe Club in Cascade Locks June 4 - hosted by Three Oceans (aka Maddie and Michele from Nelo and NK) around Stevenson June 25 - hosted by Puakea Design, location TBD
HROCC needs your help!!
We need members to help with our very popular Keiki Program and Future Hale Location Committee.
Interested? Email HROCC President Sherry Bohn @ firstname.lastname@example.org
GREAT PRESEASON VIDEOS FOR EVERYONE!
CORA Coaching Video #1: Intermediate Steering Technique:
CORA "Great Drills & Tips for Becoming a Better & Tricker Steers Person":
Do you have a friend or family member that wants to join HROCC?
Your HROCC Board continues to work together to make sure we enjoy another awesome, positive
and safe paddling season!!
Be sure to contact any board member or email email@example.com with any questions, concerns and/or suggestions.
No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed
Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club is a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization