Everything You Need to Know for Your First Practice

Where to Go:

  • practices meet at Columbia Park Marina
    • 1776 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352
  • Monday and Wednesday practices meet at 5:15 P.M.
  • Saturday practice meets at 9:00 A.M.
  • Drop ins are welcome any time, we offer a $10, three practice trial membership
  • If you have any questions please contact us. We do our best to structure practices based on the paddlers attending

What to Bring:

  • positive attitude
  • athletic clothing appropriate for the weather conditions
  • water
  • sun protection (hat, sunscreen etc.)
  • seriously, that's it
    • One great aspect of outrigger canoeing is that it requires little specialized gear. The club will provide paddles. If you have your own PFD we encourage you to bring it

Optional:

  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    • A huli (capsize) is rare in our practices, however in rough or cold water Paddlers are required to wear PFDs. A Type III or Type V Inflatable PFD. If you have participated in other paddle sports you may have one already.
  • Paddle
    • Outrigger Canoeing has a specific paddle. If you have previous OC experience we of course encourage you to bring your preferred blade
    • If you are a novice we recommend holding off on purchasing a paddle, there will be opportunities to try out different paddle designs and lengths before investing in your own.
  • Check out our resources page for more information on the sport and places for paddle gear