Introduction to Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling. Open house or 3 free sessions. People of all abilities can give it a try. There is no prerequisite or paddling experience necessary. Swimming ability is required or life jacket must be worn. *Includes instruction in emergency capsize and recovery huli, equipment use, coaching and paddling.
OC-1 training is one of the best training methods for outrigger paddling! It measures conditioning/endurance, balance, technique, speed and power….Remember we have 3 comfort levels of paddling!
Level #1 (Recreational)
Members can paddle recreational and not race. Swimming ability is required or life jacket must be worn. Suitable for any ability or fitness level; no time trial or cross training required. Just paddle for fun, enjoyment, exercise and social interaction. *Includes instruction in emergency capsize and recovery (huli), equipment use, coaching and paddling.
Level #2 (Racer)
This program is usually for the average paddlers with a few years of experience who just want to have fun! Members can paddle recreational & race competitively without competing for top crew. No time trial or cross training required, however cross training is encouraged for racing! This level is also for those paddlers who wish to continue and improve their fitness and paddling skills and eventually compete at higher a level. Swimming ability is required or life jacket must be worn. Must have average to above average fitness level. This level is designed for members with busy life styles with family and work but who would still love to race on race day! 🙂 If you aren’t able to practice but would still love to race, this is level is for you! It is highly important to communicate to your coaches whether you intend to race or not. *Includes instructions in emergency capsize and recovery (huli), equipment use, coaching, paddling and all regatta oc6 race fees. Distance race fees are separate.
Level #3 (Competitive Racer)
Paddlers who want to compete at the highest level and be the best! Racing competitively and continually improving to be the best in the North West!! Must have above average to high fitness level! Compete at regular time trials for top crew and attend mandatory team practices. Paddlers should be training both independently/team OC1. Cross training is mandatory if cannot attend team practices. Paddlers must be proficient in self-rescue skills, be comfortable in surfing swells and choppy water. Paddlers will set goals throughout the season that they will aim to achieve while training. Paddlers must have long distance experience with minimum duration of 2hrs to 4+hrs.
Although level #3 requires higher expectation for team commitment and self-training, we strive to be flexible and balance paddling with other life choices. Family & work comes first! As long as you manage your training to maintain competitive! *Includes equipment use, coaching, paddling and all regatta oc6 race fees. Distance race fees are separate.