Those of you who can, please be prepared to spend a bit of extra time this evening, as we need to load the 2 Mirage’s on the trailer tonight in preparation for the Gorge Race this coming weekend. The 2 Bradley’s will be left for practice.
As always, there will be refreshments in the back of my truck.
This weekend, BOO will participate in the Rooster Rock Race at Rooster Rock State Park, just outside Portland on the Columbia River. We are taking two canoes as we have 2 women’s teams, 1 men’s, and, likely, 2 novice/mix short course crews competing. Attendance and training at practices has been stupendous. Everyone is very much looking forward to the race (I know I am) and competing with our BOO ohana. See you at the race.
Practices have been amazing with 4 boats out at most of the practices. Between experienced paddlers who have found the club and new-novice paddlers, Bend Outrigger is overflowing with great enthusiasm and vigor.
This weekend, Saturday April 23, 2016, We will head to Vancouver, WA for the annual Rusty Iron hosted by Pacific Outrigger Canoe Club. This year we are planning on taking (at least) 3 boats, including a women’s open, women’s masters and men’s crew. We sat our race crews on Monday’s practice and will again on Wednesday, followed by some “cheer” as we unrig and load boats for the trek to Washington.
I’m excited as can be about this first race with BOO and the whole team seems to be right with me. See you at practice.
Bend Oregon Outrigger (BOO) kicked off the 2014 season with the Rusty Iron Race. Race venue was Frenchman’s Bar Park in Washington on Saturday, April 26th. It was a full day of racing with Mixed and Open Women’s crews racing at 10am, Men’s crews racing at noon, and the Short course crews closing the day at 2pm.
BOO fielded 3 race crews. The Mixed crew placed 3rd overall for the 10am, 8 mile, Long Course race and 2nd in the Open Mixed Division. BOO entered 2 crews for the 4 mile, short course race. The crews, consisting mostly of Novice paddlers, did a terrific job placing 2nd and 3rd in their overall.
Next race is the RATI — Race Around the Island, May 31st, which is hosted by the Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC). Race venue will be Chinook Landing Marine Park, in Fairview Oregon.