Mahalo to all who attended the banquet and club meeting. The Ala Wai Golf Club Cafe provided a welcoming venue with good food, Ellen, Gail, Neal, Arlene, Luana and Haru transformed the space into a party and we all enjoyed the evening.
We elected the following members to the board:
At the board meeting following the club meeting the following officers were elected:
The club is established to perpetuate and to provide the opportunity to participate in the Hawaiian tradition and culture of outrigger canoe racing.
Our mission is to:
Our recreational paddling program provides an opportunity for you to participate in Hawai‘i’s official team sport, and to share in the historical and cultural legacy of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling.
Recreational paddling is Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Any members who want to maintain OC6 proficiency and get some additional coaching are welcome to come down for any scheduled practice session. If you want to better your performance next year, then you need to start working out now and you have the option to include off-season paddling in your schedule.
Note that as of October 19, Saturday morning practices start at 7:00am, with canoes in the water at 6:45am. If you want to paddle Saturday morning, plan on being out on the water for 2½ to 3 hours, with at least 2 hours actual paddling time. These practices are more intense than the weekday evening sessions and are not intended for very young or inexperienced paddlers. See Coach Wayne if you have any questions about participating.
Current dues for recreational membership are $60 for 6 months from the month you start paddling with us, and entitle you to participate in Lōkahi practices and activities short of HCRA-sanctioned competition. If you join as a recreational paddler and later decide you’d like to compete, we’ll apply your payment to the dues for competitive paddling.
HCRA’s insurance program requires us to complete waiver forms both for insurance coverage and race registration. These forms run annually from April 1 to March 31, overlapping the calendar year.
Before you can paddle with us, you will need to fill out and sign the current waiver form, either online or at the site. This form is a single page form, combined for both adult and youth paddlers.