Practice is Wednesday morning at 5:45 am sharp. No practice Wednesday night due to Pickin and Paddlin. You need to be able to stay in the boat until 7:00 am at a minimum. If you can not, it is disruptive to the training to stop to drop folks off. First come first serve. If you are late and no seats, you won’t be able to have a seat that morning. If you are unable to make this practice, cross training on a kayak or SUP is great. Followed by swimming as the next best alternative.
This weekend is the Subaru Gorge Games on the river. There are SUP races starting at 10 am. There will be folks on the water dropping buoys etc. Therefore we will not be training on Saturday morning. We are rescheduling our weekend training session to Sunday morning at 8:00 am.
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.
Memorial weekend , May 23 – 25th, Bend Outrigger will be camping at Contorta Point Camground on Crescent Lake. Saturday night is a Potluck Meal! The weather should be sunny but probably pretty cold in the evenings. Camping is Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights! Come any night you can or stay all weekend! Friends and Family welcome.
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.