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.
Thanks to KIALOA for always supporting BOO and donating so many paddles to our club. Our novice paddle in style!