Winter Series Race #4, Hui Hei Hei Wa’a

Where: Waterfront Park, Silverdale, WA
When: Saturday – February 21st, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
Directions: From SR-3 take the NW Newberry Hill Road exit and turn east towards the water. At the round-about take the 2nd exit onto Silverdale Way NW. At the traffic light, turn right onto NW Byron Street. Go to the end of the cul-de-sac Google Map.

Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration at the gazebo
  • 10:30 a.m. – Safety and Paddler’s Meeting

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Next race in the Winter Series – Jericho

Directions: Our address is 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver BC. Check out that address on Google Maps for your best directions. If you know your way into the city, then follow 4th Avenue West to North West Marine Drive. Turn right at the Vancouver Youth Hostel entrance. Proceed 300 meters to Discovery St. (Jericho Park West entrance) and turn right into the Jericho Sailing Centre Association parking lot.

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2015 Winter Series #2 – Jericho Race

Next up: Jericho Race, Race #2 PNW-ORCA 2015 Winter Series OC-1/OC-2, Surfski, SUP

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015, Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver BC

Race Description: The approx. 10km-12km course will be determined race day, depending on conditions. If it’s a westerly, paddlers will line up near the pier at Jericho Sailing Centre, race to the bell can and back. This is race 2 of 7 races in the Winter Series, with the first 5 place finishers in each division earning points for end of season awards.

Registration: This is a PNW-ORCA race, sanctioned by USAC/K and will follow their safety procedures. All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of USAC/K or CORA membership. The entry fee remains at $15 per paddler. Non-USAC/K or non-CORA members must pay an additional $10 fee and complete the USAC/K event only membership and one-time waiver in order to enter the race.

Host Club: Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club      Contact: jerichoinfo@googlegroups.com

Read me here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BIi55ks8YuuySyc9gcG-G2xtbrbofKH_G6NhMxeKLYQ/edit?usp=sharing

2015 Winter Series #3 – MHCC Port of Kalama, WA

MHCC Port of Kalama, WA, Race 2015

                  Visit beautiful, sandy Kalama Beach in early Feb. for a small boat race.

Race:  Port of Kalama, PNW-ORCA 2015 Winter Series small boats races  #3

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Where: Louis Rasmussen Park, 268 Hendrickson, Kalama WA 98625

Race Description:  The race is on a very fast course with strong downstream currents in the main channel and weaker upstream currents in a back channel behind Sand Island.  It will start/finish about ½ mile upstream from the world’s tallest totem pole and proceed downstream to the bottom of Sand Island. It will continue behind the island to its upper end and finish on a downstream leg to the start/finish line.  The course is approx. 6.0 miles.  This is the 3rd of 7 races in the Winter Series, with the first 5 place finishers in each division earning points for end of season awards.
Registration:  This is a PNW-ORCA race, sanctioned by USAC/K and will follow their safety procedures.   All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of current USACK or CORA insurance membership.

Non USACK or non-CORA paddlers must complete the USACK Event Only Application and waiver in order to enter race and pay the $10 additional fee.

Host Club:  Mountain Home Canoe Club – Contact:   craig.alan.holt@gmail.com (Craig Holt, 503.703.1108)

Read more here: 2015 Port of Kalama – MHCC

Aloha e PNW Ho’e Wa’a

Aloha e PNW Ho’e Wa’a,

Just wanted to say Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and your Ohana!

Hope and pray for everyone to have a Bless New Year, spend time with your Ohana and cherish those times!

Outrigger Canoe Paddling has always been a blessing to meet and know lots of good friends and now call them our Ohana!

We thank God for all of support and help we had during our 18 years of service for PNW-ORCA and could not have done it without the huge support from our Sista Torey Browne who has founded this great Association back in 1992. We’ve done a lot of changes for the good of our paddlers and hope to continue this journey with our new President Sabine Jessel. Please support her in any way you can and keep the communications coming in to better our sport.

As Bren and myself look forward to spending more time with our Ohana, we want all of you to keep striving to better our sport and keep it alive for generations to come.

I wanted to share another great writing skills of Stan Dahlin who wrote some kind words of wisdom for Bren and myself, Stan knows the importance of our Keiki and what needs to be shared for them to keep our sport alive. Check it out, It’s on their Wakinikona Newsletter pg. 3. Mahalo Stan for always sharing your Wisdom and Aloha for our paddlers!

Remember to always treat each other with the outermost respect and share your Aloha at all times! In return you will feel good inside!

Much Love and Respect to you all and your Ohana,

A Hui Hou,
Bren, Boy and Ohana

Winter Series #1 – Lake Union Race – Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona

Lake Union Race

Race: Lake Union Race, PNW-ORCA 2015 Winter Series OC-1/OC-2

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015, Waterway #18, Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Race Description: All paddlers start together at concrete overlook at Gas Works Park, heading west to Ballard Locks, around a buoy and return past Gas Works Park, to finish line within Waterway #18. The course is approx 6.0 miles. This is the 1st of 7 races in the Winter Series, with the first 5 place finishers in each division earning points for end of season awards.

Registration: This is a PNW-ORCA race, sanctioned by USAC/K and will follow their safety procedures. All participants must register, sign the waiver, and show proof of USAC/K or CORA membership. The entry fee remains at $15 per paddler. Non-USAC/K or non-CORA members must pay an additional $10 fee and complete the USAC/K event only membership and one-time waiver in order to enter the race.

Host Club: Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona. Contact: scdahlin@comcast.net

Facilities: There is one porta-john at the race site, with additional permanent restroom facilities ¼ mile away at Gas Works Park. There are no clothes changing facilities at the put-in/take-out area. Light refreshments and water will be provided.

Entry Fees: $15.00 per paddler.

Race Schedule:
9:00am Registration table opens
10:30am Safety and Paddlers’ meeting
11:00am Race starts
1:00pm Awards

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PNW-ORCA Ruston Way Solo/Relay!

Last race of the season with Ohana and Friends at the PNW-ORCA Ruston Way Solo/Relay!

Ruston Way Solo/Relay:
This solo/relay race is open to all non-motorized watercrafts.  It will be a total of 10.4 miles or 4 laps at 2.6 miles per lap for the long course or 5.2 laps at 2.6 miles per lap for the short course for beach changes teams (Mass start).

Open, Novice, Masters, Sr. Masters, Golden Masters and Kupuna Divisions for Women, Men and Mixed teams.

You can do the whole race solo or have 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 person teams for all divisions.
Cost is $15 per paddler and first 3 places in each division will be awarded new collectable PNW-ORCA Ruston Way Ribbons (attached).  It also comes with Bren’s Famous Chicken Long Rice Soup.  Ummm sooo ono!

Ruston Way Solo/Relay 10.4 miles
Date – October 18th, 2014
Where – Jack Hyde Park – Tacoma, Wa.

Race Day Schedule:
800am 930am – Registration
930am – Safety meeting
1000am – Race starts

Race Course:
Long course – 10.4 miles (4 laps at 2.6 miles per lap)
Short course – 5.2 miles (2 laps at 2,6 miles per lap)

Teams:
Women, Men or COED (any kine combo)
Solo or 2 – 4 paddlers for singles
Solo or 2 – 8 paddlers for doubles

Watercrafts (only human powered watercrafts):
Singles – OC-1, Sculls, Surfski, Kayaks, SUP, Paddleboard, Dugouts
Doubles – OC-2, Sculls, Rowboat, Aluminum Boat, Dugouts

Divisions:
Novice, Open, Masters, Sr. Masters, Golden Masters and Kupuna

Costs:
$15 per paddler and comes with all you can eat “Bren’s Famous Chicken Long Rice Soup”

More info:
If you need paddlers or interested in jumping on with a team, please email me back.

Driving Directions:
From I-5 take the Tacoma City Center/I-705 exit and go NW on Shuster Pkwy.  Follow signs to Ruston Way, Jack Hyde Park will be on the right side as soon as going over on the Railroad Tracks overpass.  Look for canoes and pop up canopy’s in the park.

OC-6 unlimited outrigger canoe – $8000

For Sale – OC-6 unlimited outrigger canoe

Tahitian style

     Construction – Sitka spruce and red cedar strips, epoxy & fibreglass

 Length – 44 feet

 Approximate weight – 240 lbs.

Glass ama

 Price – $8000

Can be seen and paddled at Westport, WA

Photos and information available upon request.

Contact Vern Heikkila 360-268-9712,  heikkila@olynet.com.