PNWORCA Race Schedule: https://pnworca.org/events/
HROCC RACING 2023
Are you interested in racing with HROCC next 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. The club is committed to taking as many 6 man teams as possible to at least 5 of our area races. These include: ( mark your calendars)
April 22 Rusty Iron
April 29 Race Around the Rock
June 24 Rooster Rock
July 8 Gorge Downwind Race
August 5 Kalama Distance Exhibition
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.
Because the season starts so early, it's important to keep up your conditioning through the winter, paddling if possible. Watch videos on the Puakea technique and prepare to hit the water early in April with full neoprene, full PFD's and booties!
Be looking for the Cold Water Safety Policy.......Safety Pledge...published here soon.
SOME ADDITIONAL CLUB RACING INFORMATION........
Any HROCC member can race!
To achieve your best performance we encourage:
Seating crews for race boats is always a puzzle, but our coaches try to follow established criteria. A success for any boat full of paddlers is a success for all. We are one as a club and the strength of our team comes from us putting the whole team ahead of ourselves. Each race will have a criteria level assigned. We strive to seat as many boats as we can with club members that are available, motivated, and qualified to paddle a safe and inspiring race. All racers will be expected to help with loading and unloading of boats for races in which they participate.
CREW SELECTION CRITERIA
Level 1 (Rusty Iron, RATI Races)
Level 2 (Rooster Rock Race, Sprints)
Level 3 (Gorge DW Challenge, PNW Challenge, Catalina Crossing,)
“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.”
We look forward to a safe and exciting year on the water, with our incredible HROCC Ohana and camaraderie!
Coaches Bonnie, Dan and Sue
How to set for turns in Outrigger Canoes by Gabriel Jaramillo article
Race Sprint Turns video by Coral Sea OCC Steering Clinic
1500 Outrigger Canoe World Sprints Finals technique video