2023 PRE-SEASON NEWSLETTER
Join us for the 2023 paddling season!
Shop for your perfect membership category here 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 on Team Cowboy
Watch Your In-Box for More Information
HROCC is recruiting for more STEERS. Reach out to any board member or email email@example.com
MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW PADDLERS!
HROCC is recruiting mentors to guide new paddlers. Reach out to Peny Wallace if interested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 RACING 2023
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 early in April with full neoprene, full PFD's and booties!
Gorge Downwind Champs Participant Housing Still Needed
Participants are looking for Ohana housing.
Please text Andrew at (541) 490-1026 if you can support this effort.
2023 Season Opening Logistics
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 @ email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns and/or suggestions.
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