Coconut Wireless – May 2018

General Membership Meeting

Saturday June 2, 2018, 11am @ 101 Surf Sports

Aloha members! We will be having a general membership meeting at 101 Surf Sports on Saturday, 6/2 at 11am. All members are strongly advised to attend. The agenda for this meeting will cover the following items:

1. 2018 budget
2. Review of policy and procedures for members, including safety
3. Info for upcoming regatta/sprint season
4. Alcatraz race host planning
5. Q&A, feedback and suggestions


Small Crafts Rack @ Petaluma Site

Site Clean-up Update

Do you have an OC1, SUP, or other small watercraft parked at the Petaluma site? Have you paid your dues, or talked to a board member about it? We have a few crafts on the rack that have not yet paid rental dues for the year. Please go to the HNOCC online store to square up before June 1st, it’s $120 for the year.

We are planning to schedule a work party to clean up the Petaluma site this month, please look for another email soon as we’ll need help and volunteers.

Any unclaimed craft that occupies an unpaid rack space will be removed before or during the cleanup.


He’e Nalu at the Races!

Viva Aloha, Rig Run, & Monterey Hoe Wa’a

Congrats to everyone who competed in the first series of long distance races! Here is a snapshot of the results:

Viva Aloha

  • 1st place Ohana Women Short Course
  • 3rd place Novice Men Short Course
  • 3rd place Novice Women Short Course
  • 3rd Place Open Women Spec
  • Open Women Unlimited placed 4th out of 7
  • Open Men Unlimited crew also put in a solid effort against a competitive

Rig Run (SCORA)

  • Men’s Unlimited placed 10th out of 19.
  • Women’s Coed Open Unlimited placed 6th out of 12
  • Women’s Spec crew also put in an amazing effort against a competitive SoCal field

Monterey Hoe Wa’a

  • 1st place Novice Coed Short Course
  • 1st place 19 & Under Coed Short Course
  • 1st place Masters Coed
  • 3rd place Open Women
  • Women’s Open Unlimited crew also put in an amazing effort in the long course against a competitive field and some challenging conditions!


Newcomer Paddles

2nd Sunday of Every Month

We’ve had a record number of newcomers and novices this season and we’ve received even more stoked messages recently from those waiting to try outrigger canoe paddling! With all this interest, we plan on continuing to host regular Newcomer Paddle sessions throughout the season, on the 2nd Sunday of the month, to promote our sport, to introduce our club, and to turn up the aloha. If you are interested in sharing your love of paddling, please sign-up for an upcoming Newcomer Paddle session in Teamstuff and be an ambassador. Mahalo!


Memorial Day Group Paddle

Fort Baker to 101 Surf Sports

Thanks to everyone who came out bright and early on Memorial Day for the group paddle. The weather was perfect and the paddlers were stoked on this beautiful day!


Clinics and Workshops

Smart Body + Strong Mind

Paddle fast, train hard. Check! But what about the rest of outrigger canoeing? The rich culture and traditions? Water preparedness and safety for all conditions? Steering, currents, and navigation? Logistics and transport? Nutrition and hydration?

Well, we want to get you covered in all others aspects of the sport too. We can all benefit and appreciate our love of paddling if we continue to invest and instill in more knowledge and skills on and off the water. We plan to host monthly clinics/workshops and we need your input on topics – please click here to vote on the member site.

Please note that as part of the membership policy, each member is required to have at least one Water Safety briefing whether through the General Membership Meeting or at a dedicated clinic.


Mahalo Nui Loa

We’d like to give a special thanks to a few members who’ve contributed a lot over the last month. We want to thank Sue Pearson for leading our fun, weekly Recreational Paddle sessions at both sites. We’d also like to thank Max La Riviere-Hedrick for his time and care in towing our canoes for the past couple of races – logistics is hard! And last but… (naw he’s never last :) we want to thank Les Scanlan for taking on the role of Site and Equipment Manager and keeping all our gear running safe and fast. Mahalo!

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