Due to Da Grind practice will be cancelled Saturday. We will resume normal schedule on Monday. Good Luck to all of those racing on Saturday!
Due to both members and wa'a being gone for the gorge race this weekend there will be no practice Saturday morning. Normal schedule will resume on Monday. Good luck to all the crews racing!
We had a great training session today two strong crews came out for a difficult 11 mile course up and down the Columbia. We're hoping to use this course for future training as we prepare for the rest of the season. 1 hour 36 minutes now stands as the time to beat!
Mahalo to everyone who came out to practice on Monday. We had 20 paddlers show up and 2 graciously volunteered to sit out. That's the first time this season. Its never good to leave anyone on shore but this is definitely filed under good problems to have. If we keep up the great spirit and recruiting, we might have to find another Canoe!
With the summer weather beginning we will be moving Saturday practice up to 8:15 to beat the heat. Set your alarm an hour earlier and we'll see you on the water!
Remember on Memorial Day we will practicing at 9:15 A.M. our weekend time so everyone can enjoy the holiday!
Paddlefest was a great success for the club. Thank You to everyone who committed to the extra paddling and helped promote the club in the community. We had many interested people taking rides and hopefully we get some new members out of it. See some pictures below.
Don't forget tomorrow 05/13 we will be meeting at 8:45 instead of the usual time for a paddle up to Howard Amon Park to join in Paddle-fest!
It was a great weekend of racing at Chinook landing Marine Park. After the traditional team dinner at Shirley's Tippy Canoe we started early by unloading and rigging Lokahi then putting her down in the water. The opening ceremonies that commenced shortly after were a beautiful tribute to Aunty Jean and Lance Kahn.
Our mixed open team had a little help from Ila, a SOCC paddler that filled out the crew. They went out on the long course upstream into a strong current off the start. After the first turn a battle was quickly established that would shape the rest of the race. There was a constant back and forth with the team from hood river breathing down their neck all the way until the finish. The crew never gave up ground and in the end were able to take 2nd place in the Mixed Open Division. This is a great result for the team amongst a stiff field of competition! Not only that but they finished third among all the spec canoes in the morning race and even had a better time than one of the unlimiteds.
After a short break the short course crew were ready to take to the water. Matt and Nessa had to pull double duty and get the unofficial award for most miles paddled. The competition was lean but fierce with one other OC-6 and a slew of small boats in the field. A last minute course change made for a difficult cross-current route to the other side of the island. TCOCC started in front but gave up ground as the course turned around the island. It was a valiant effort coming back up-river but the crew would finish just behind the other OC-6. However, all that will be written in the history books is a first place in the Mens Open division!
Check out the gallery below for some pictures and a video of the start from Matt's 360 camera. It was a fun weekend and a great start to our 2017 race season.
It was a great day of racing at RATI. Our Mixed open long course took home 2nd place and the mixed open short course came in 1st! Look out for some pictures later this week.
We will be resuming our normal practice schedule on Monday night, if we can get as many people as possible there early, that will help make unloading the trailer and rerrigging the race boats smooth and fast.
This upcoming Saturday, May 6th, we have paddlers going to the Race Around the Island near Portland. If you're planning to go and need some information, talk to Nessa or Steve.
Good luck! Bring home some hardware!
With most of our people and boats gone, we will have to cancel practice for Saturday. We will be back to our normal schedule on Monday, May 8th.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of experienced steersmen and experienced paddlers to run practice, we won't be meeting on Saturday. You still have Wednesday 04/19 to paddle and we'll be back at it on Monday too. In the mean time it will be a good day to cross train and make your plans for RATI on May 6th. We also wish all the paddlers going to Rusty Iron this weekend good luck!
Due to Weather, practice will be cancelled Wednesday 04/16. Forecast looks promising for Saturday, we'll be back on the water then.
This week we had a visiting paddler at practice. Hector was in town visiting from Hawaii, and he came out to join TCOCC for some time on the water. He also gave us the kind gift of a shirt from his club, which Bob is proudly holding in the picture.
We are putting together an order for new shirts. They are the A4 Performance Cooling Line shirts (A4.com) if you want to check them out. Nessa will have some samples at practices.
We will be racing in red shirts. The red shirts are available in long sleeve, short sleeve, tank, and muscle shirts. We will also be offering bright green shirts. The bright green shirts are available in long sleeve and short sleeve.
We will be getting the shirts from a local printer. If anyone is interested in printing our design on other items (e.g. sweatshirts, bags, etc), we can make that happen. You will just need to provide it.
You have until April 14th to place your order with Nessa or Lauren.
We are officially underway! There was great turnout for Saturday and Monday. Having enough paddlers for 3 wa'a is a great place to be at the beginning of the season. We are starting out with our full regular practice schedule: 5:45 P.M Monday and Wednesday; and 9:15 A.M. Saturday. Our first race of the season is Saturday May 6. I hope to see lots of new and returning paddlers in the coming weeks and look forward to a fun season on the water.
Less than a Week now! Huge thank you to everyone who came out to help get the wa'a off the trailer and rig them for our first practice next week. Everything went smoothly and we are all ready to get on the water. The weather even cooperated; it turned out to be a really nice day outside and I'm hoping we can have that good luck for next weekend too. Check out the gallery below for pictures of the process while you get your Paddle, PFD and gear ready for next week.
It's starting to get real now! The Canoes left their winter home and are ready to be rigged next weekend.
Tommorrow's the Day! Don't forget about the season kick-off meeting Sunday March 19th, 2:30 P.M. at the Richland Public Library. We'll be talking about the start of the season, our race calendar, and other fun events for the for the 2017 season. Two more weeks and we're on the water!
Losing some sleep today may be frustrating but don't despair paddling is only 3 weeks away! One advantage of the time change is the extra evening light allows us to start our full 3-day per week practice schedule right away after April 1st.
We are now 1 week out from the season kick-off meeting. If you go to our new calendar page you can save a link to your personal calendar so you don't forget. There is also a Facebook event, please invite your friends we want to have as many people at the meeting as we can.