Outrigger and dragon boat paddlers unite!

This weekend is the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival on Tempe Town Lake! Teams from the U.S. and Canada will be there, with their best. Come to opening ceremonies and then root for the home teams (AZ Gilas, AZ Mutineers, SunGi), corporate teams and breast cancer survivor crews as our outrigger canoe and dragon boat paddlers sprint to the finish line.

Other fun events coming up: April 4 – mixed plate fun scrimmage with all the Arizona outrigger crews. May 2 – Na Leo O Ke Kai Mandatory Huli Drill and Hawaiian BBQ. Remember if you need to order a race jersey ($30) or place an order for a paddle, contact carolducosin@rocketmail.com. Have a great week, Arizona outrigger Ohana!

 

Arizona Keiki paddlers working toward ShakaFest

What a great practice on Sunday with our keiki outrigger paddlers! A big welcome to our newest 14 and under paddlers, Jordan, Jerome and Zoie, and their parents. Everyone with our 14 and under and 19 and under crews, shared lots of time on the water with our coaches, including guest men’s coach, Rich Gorrill, and lots of learning from our Ohana. We have only three practices until our first race at ShakaFest – Apr. 25. Remember that Kaimi will be directing hula presentations for all who would like to participate.

Coming up this weekend is Saturday practice for adults at 8 a.m., followed by a club equipment day. Come help with our club spring cleaning.  Keep up with all our events and practices on Facebook.

 

Join outrigger at Aloha Festival

Aloha! Looking for adventure and Ohana? Come join the top crew in Arizona and explore outrigger canoe, from Arizona to California, Hawaii to IVF World Sprints. We are recruiting this weekend at the Arizona Aloha Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Look for our Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai flag and come see our new Pure unlimited outrigger canoe, We will also be volunteering at the Paradise Hawaiian BBQ tent. Come help support us.

If you can’t make it this weekend, come to Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m. to join with our adult crews or Sunday, March 15 to meet our winning keiki crew, coached by a great coaching staff from Hawaii. Lot’s of fun for the family! Find out all the details about events and practices on FaceBook or just come out on Mondays (men), Tuesdays (women), Thursday and Saturdays and Sunday (kids team). We meet us under the white umbrellas to the left of the boat ramp.