Race Around the Island 2012
Sanctioned by USACK
Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC) is proud to present the 17th Annual Race Around the Island (RATI) to kick off the 2012 PNW-ORCA Summer Race Season. We hope you will join us at Chinook Landing Marine Park in Fairview Oregon on April 14, 2012.
Chinook Landing is a 67 acre marine park with a six-lane public boat ramp, picnic areas with a large parking lot, flush restrooms, a seasonal river patrol station and connections to Portland’s 40 mile loop trail. The site also includes interpretive signage, mainly about the nearby wetlands. Lewis and Clark likely stopped near the site.
For those paddlers/ teams who CROCC members will be housing; our club will be hosting a feast which will be served Friday the night before the race between 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Please let us know if you will be attending so that we can be prepared.
A Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Water will be provided to our participants. We will also be selling a plate lunch consisting of Macaroni Salad and Chili (Veggie and Carnivore versions) w/ Rice.
At the end of the day, there will be a Raffle and Awards presentation.
The Long course is a 8-10 mile paddle around Island, and is open to all divisions. The short course is a 4-6 mile loop also open to all divisions.
**All course lengths are subject to change due to conditions.
Open to Mixed, Women, and Men, with Open, Masters, Senior Masters, and Kupuna Divisions. Teams may chose to race in the Unlimited class.
Pre-registration opens immediately and closes on April 6, 2012. Early entries will receive 2 extra raffle tickets per paddler. Make checks payable to “CROCC”.
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￼Please e-mail completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail to:
CROCC RATI Registration 5518 NE 74th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98662
Participating clubs who choose NOT to pre-register are encouraged to contact CROCC at email@example.com to let us know how many canoes you plan on entering into the race.
Safety boats will be on the course to offer assistance, but are not responsible for paddlers or equipment. PNW-ORCA Race rules apply www.pnworca.org/racing/official- rules/. Please have an extra paddle, whistle, and 6 PFD’s accessible on all OC-6’s. Skirt covers may also be required at the race director’s discretion if conditions prevail. You will be required to sign a USACK Waiver. All participants are required to be members of USACK. Those who are not members may purchase USACK Event Coverage for $10.00 in addition to their race fee.
Race Entry Fees:
Adult paddler w/shirt $25.00 (includes Event tee-shirt) Adult paddler w/o shirt $20.00 (Event tee-shirt not included)
8:00 – 10:00 – Open registration
9:30 – 9:55 – Steersperson meeting
10:00 – Women’s and Mixed long and short course
15 minutes after the completion of the previous race – Men’s long and short course Awards ceremony and raffle to follow the completion of the Men’s long course
• All participants and equipment must comply with PNW-ORCA rules www.pnworca.org/racing/official-rules/.
• The race director reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories that do not have enough competitors.
• The Columbia River is a popular recreational boating area and motor boat traffic may be heavy at times. There is also commercial shipping traffic that has the right of way. There are wing dams off shore and strong currents.
• The race director reserves the right to change the course due to conditions (e.g. weather, boating traffic, water conditions) that may pose a threat to participants.
Take Exit 14 off I-84 and head North. The boat ramp is at the end of NE 223rd Ave.