Hello! Advice, connections, for sale etc.

Hi-

We are a community in the Salt Lake area and needless to say, there are not many clubs/ resources around here.

We planned to host a Dragonboat race on a lake in our community but soon realized our 66 acre lake did not lend itself to dragonboats.

We host a fun Luau each year and thought about bringing outrigger races to our community.

looking for resources-

Is anyone aware of a company/ club that hosts local races?

What is the best resource for finding used boats/ gear stateside?

If we were to purchase a few boats- can someone recommend a brand manufacturer? 4-5 person

Thanks in advance for any help/ information

drodgerson@livedaybreak.com

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Coast Guard judge suspends Portland Spirit captain after close call with rowers

By FOX 12 Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2017 2:09 PM EST Updated: Dec 13, 2017 2:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A Coast Guard administrative judge has suspended a Portland Spirit captain for three months after a close call with rowers on the Willamette River in October.

The judge found in favor of the allegations in a Coast Guard complaint against Lowell Gillespie Jr. on Monday.

The incident occurred on Oct. 29. Rowers were participating in the Portland Fall Classic near the eastern span of the Marquam Bridge when the Portland Spirit came toward them.

Race organizers said that section of the river was cordoned off for the event and the center span of the bridge was wide open. They also said the captain never sounded the horn.

The rowers involved in the incident were in the novice division.

The company that operates the Portland Spirit initially suspended Gillespie for 90 days, describing his actions as a “lapse in judgment.”

Gillespie was also disciplined in August 2015 after piloting the Portland Spirit toward dozens of people in boats, kayaks and paddle boats during a Redbull Flugtag event.

In that incident, the company said people in the water were blocking the channel, despite several warnings about the potential danger.

In the most recent case, the Coast Guard reported Gillespie filed an uncontested answer to the court and admitted he was negligent in failing to take positive action to avoid a collision with two recreational rowers.

Gillespie’s merchant mariner credentials have been suspended for three months.

“As per navigation rules, the master had the responsibility to not only avoid a collision but also to alter the course or speed of the Portland Spirit in order to not impede the passage or safe passage of the rowers,” according to a Coast Guard statement.

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http://www.kptv.com/story/36779132/portland-spirit-captain-suspended-after-close-call-with-rowers-on-willamette-river

Outrigger Canoe For Sale – Calmar 20yrs old

Outrigger Canoe For Sale – Calmar 20yrs old
$6,000 or best offer
Solid fiberglass Calmar hull with 10yr old Mirage ama and iakos. A very stable set-up. Iakos were recently sanded and re-varnished. O-ring seal in the ama plug is new. Hull needs fiberglass fill in cracks on some seats and all cross braces. Hull and ama needs sanding and repaint but is water tight “as is”. A current local repair estimate is available. This outrigger canoe is built sturdy and weighs approximately 375lbs. Great as a practice canoe. More pics available upon request.
Contact Pat at info@hhwsilverdale.org

FUSION OC1 FOR SALE

Excellent condition Fusion outrigger canoe. Hardly used, great OC1 for the heavier paddler (190lbs and over). Very comfortable seat (#13 in Outrigger Connection sizing, for 6′ and over, but easily carved out for very tall paddlers, or swap out seats in a second). Great fun in open water, and downwind conditions, and all types of surfing conditions. Stable and responsive.
Carbon/kevlar lay up. Length 21′ 6″, beam 16″.
Comes complete with Dakine bag for the hull, and also one for the ama FOR $2500.
See Images Here
Contact: JOHN SMIT at SAILBELLADONNA@GMAIL.COM