Monday, March 26, 2018

NEW website!

We are migrating to our new website this season and will eventually be archiving this blog there. Check it out at All registration for renewing members will be online and through that website. As soon as we are able we will be accepting new members and registration will also be there.

We are excited to have this new & improved website and will be adding information as the season progresses. Stay tuned!

Hope you all have an awesome 2018 paddling season.

(photo above from Hood River Outrigger's very FIRST Gorge race in 2014)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Annual Party/Potluck/General Meeting

COME join us for our ANNUAL End of Season PARTY:

When: Monday, October 9 at 6:00 PM
Where: Springhouse Cellar Winery 13 Railroad Street Hood River, OR 97031

Potluck by Last Name: A-F Appetizers, G-M Main Dish/Salad, N-Z Dessert

Join your fellow HROCC team members, friends & family!

  • General Meeting and Elections
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Bring family and friends
  • Please RSVP ASAP!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Gorge Race & Boat Naming Ceremony

The weekend of July 15th was pretty awesome here in the the Columbia River Gorge! HROCC had a honour of racing in JD Davies The Gorge Race, which has taken place in Stevenson, WA since 1997. This year we were fortunate to have raced with 6 teams: 2 mixed teams, 2 women's teams, and 2 men's teams. Our newly named unlimited canoe, Kuakea was raced by the mixed team and then by the men's team. It was windy, wavey and FUN. We all did really well with a few of our teams getting medals. For results visit the Results page.

This year was a first for us as a club to be helping out at JD's race.... he's been at this for a long time and we have lots to learn but we are so proud of all the volunteers that stepped up to help out. Thank you so very much.

Before the race, we held a small boat naming ceremony for our unlimited officiated by John Ritter with flowers brought by Jen Kroner (who also spearheaded the name search and vote). Each paddler who had the honour to paddle her in this race also got to say a personal blessing while on the water and toss a flower. The meaning of Kuakea is White Cap which is a perfect name for the Gorge! The meaning that we've been able to find (on is:

Kuakea: Kua meaning back and kea meaning white. I like this term because when steering you are always keeping a look out for the best back swell to hopefully get into the trough to get the extra push when paddling/racing. When incorporated by wind ( kea, white caps ), it only makes the ride more enjoyable.

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