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Updated June 17, 2013:
Aloha Lokahi! This Saturday, our sprint regatta will be at Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton, be hosted by HPOCC. They will be celebrating their 15 year anniversary and will be planning several fun activities to be held throughout the day.
(Keiki scavenger hunt, wackiest/best/worst shorts contest just to name a few with prizes to be given out during the day)
They have also teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo County and are encouraging all paddlers, families and friends to bring can foods that can be donated to their great organization on behalf of our NCOCA ohana. Their keikis will come around in the afternoon to pick them up.
When you enter the park and pay at the booth, head all the way towards the end of the lake to park. That is where we will be launching from. You should see a lot of canoes there. (This venue, the canoes and cars park in the same lot). It’s going to be 90 degrees! Please bring LOTS of water to hydrate & stay in the shade as much as possible.
The schedule is planned as the last regatta with the races starting at 9am.
Please see your coach with any questions.
Here is the flyer with information: 2013 Regatta #2 – Shadow Cliffs
Founder/President: Sam Medeiros
Founder: Kuulei Medeiros
Emeritus Board: Mark Howe
Vice-President: Sabri Zidan
Treasurer: Pua Bredahl
Secretary: Corinne Kelly
Sgt at Arms: Phil Dermond
Race Secretary: Kelly Galbreath
Public Relations: Kerrie Desbiens
Board Member at Large: Shawn Galbreath
Board Member at Large: Mike Smith
Board Member at Large: John George
OPEN DIVISION: Mon & Wed: 6pm – 8pm, Saturdays: 8am – 10am
NOVICE DIVISION: Tues & Thurs: 6pm – 8pm, Saturdays: 12pm – 2pm
KEIKI DIVISION: Tues & Thurs: 5pm – 6pm and Saturdays: keikis 14 years and under, 10am. Keikis 15 years – 19 years, 11am.
*** Please print and fill out these waivers and bring it with you to the marina. Mahalo ***
Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA). The NCOCA is a member of the International Polynesian Canoe Federation (IPCF), Pacific Outrigger Canoe Association and the Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA).
Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club was founded in 1992 and provides recreational and competitive paddling experiences for people of all ages living in the North Bay. Club activities include the summer sprint race season and a number of long distance races throughout Northern California. Lokahi also fields crews which participate in nationally competitive long distance races on the mainland and in Hawaii. The club presents a cultural experience of outrigger canoe paddling with exposure to Hawaiian song and dance and other elements of Hawaiian culture. Located in Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club is a non-profit organization, which supports itself through modest membership dues, tax deductible contributions from individuals and fund raising activities in the community.
Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club of Sonoma County. A Member of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.
Established in 1992 –
June 12th, 1992 the first known outrigger canoe was launched in the Petaluma river. The twelve founding members wanted the purpose of this Hawaiian outrigger canoe club to organize, encourage and promote Hawaiian ways through cultural interaction with community awareness built around health, fitness, sportsmanship, recreation and to perpetuate the Hawaiian ” Aloha Spirit”.