Welcome and Aloha!
It is our hope that our web site will give you information about this exciting and wonderful sport. If you are looking to join, please find a club that is convenient to you in the Clubs web page. You can also view ALL of the club locations on this google map.
NCOCA is excited to announce our first in-person race of the year. It is scheduled on July 24th at Encinal Ramp/ Park. For $10 per paddler, novices and keiki will be able to race all day long.
A few notes:
1. Our host for the day is O'Kalani Outrigger at Encinal Boat Ramp/ Park. Please help support the club with setup, canoe rigging, marshalling, and keeping the novices and keiki on track.
2. OC6s are marshalled.
3. Bradley & Mirage Canoes are being provided by O'Kalani (4 canoes), He’e Nalu (2 canoes), Kilohana (2 canoes).
4. OC1 & V1 canoes to be provided by club entering paddlers.
5. Race schedule will alternate V6 and V1 canoes, all V1/OC1 races are straight returns to the beach so entries need to be on the water and head for the start line EARLY! 3/4 and 1/2 mile races.
6. All courses are inside the protected jetty wall of Encinal Beach.
7. Adults on OC1 may be permitted to follow on side of the course (leash & PFD required).
8. Event Parking is behind O'Kalani’s club area – no exceptions!
9. Additional information regarding COVID-19 protocols will be provided closer to the event date.View Encinal Map
The dates are official!!! The 2022 IVF World Sprint Championships are being held August 7 to 16.
The event venue is world class--the 2012 Olympic Race Course at Dorney Lake, Windsor.
USA ORCA will be attending this event as mainland USA, for our very first time! Check back as we prepare plans for you, your club, your crew, to qualify to participate!
As clubs start training, challenge each other to this virtual race - while we can't ALL be together, we can gather to race on the water in small groups. Check with your club's site rules and invite neighboring clubs to scrimmage. Let May be the start of a great summer season!
Challenge starts on Mother's Day weekend, 5/7, and continues through Memorial Day weekend, ending on 5/31!
Race as many crafts, distances and crews that you like through the month. What craft can we race on? If it can be paddled, we will make it count. Checkout the registration page for details.
Time and GPS submissions must be received by 8:59 PM on 5/31/21 at email@example.com.
NCOCA is stoked to host our next virtual race register now!
NCOCA is happy to announce that the race clinic will be held on Sunday March 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM.
The clinic is open to all NCOCA club members- board of directors, coaches, safety officers, and paddlers.
This event is free of charge but we are requiring advanced registration, so please register with ample time.
The registration link and day's agenda can be obtained from any NCOCA club president.
We hope to see you all there!
NCOCA's Valentine's themed virtual race is a fundraising event to help support our member organizations.
Race any time, anywhere (close loop) on any watercraft (oc1, oc2, ski, SUP, or with your 6 man pod) between February 5 through February 15. The cost is $10/ paddler, 3 mile or 6 mile course. Registration starts on 2/2.
Register with your most creative Valentine's themed names at:
When you are ready to start your race, start your GPS and go! Make sure to document your time, path and submit a snapshot to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5PM on 2/15. To make the race a fair race, we ask that all courses start and finish on the same spot. Mahalo!
Unable to race but want to help NCOCA clubs fundraise or sponsor a paddler? We've got you. We will gladly accept your donations.
On September 16, 2018, the voyaging canoe and sister to Hōkōleʻa arrived in the San Francisco Bay after a 3000 mile voyage from Hawaii, greeted by the NCOCA Fleet of Canoes, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Norther California, members of PICA, and the San Francisco community.
On September 15, 2018, Way finder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, visited Northern California to share Hawaiian rebirth of its Wayfinding traditions with the Northern California Community. This event was co-sponsored by Hawaii Chamber Commerce Northern California, Pacific Islander Culture Association, and Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.
After an approximately 25-day, 2,800-mile voyage from Hawaiʻi to California using traditional non-instrument navigation, Hikianalia and her crew will sail into San Francisco Bay for a cultural arrival ceremony and celebration at Aquatic Park Cove on Sunday, September 16, noon to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the free event, which will feature Hawaiian music, hula, voyage-inspired merchandise, and an opportunity to meet the Hikianalia crew members. On September 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The NCOCA Leadership was touched by how many of our Ohana made the drive on a work night to support the very 1st Polynesian Heritage Night at the Sharks tank. All around smiles and Aloha spirit, we are so very proud of NCOCA!Read article
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