Category Archives: About Lokahi OCC
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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: Roxanne Alvarez
Public Relations: Derek O’Connell
Board Member at Large: Jack Burns
Board Member at Large: John George
Board Member at Large: Gloria Lambert
Board Member at Large: Amy O’Connell
Winter (Long Distance) Practice:*
Plan on being out on the water for 3-4 hours for Winter paddling. We plan on going 10-15 miles each day.
*This practice is only recommended for members that have been paddling with us all season and/or have trained for distance in paddling recently.
*** 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”.