PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE: If you prefer, you may bring your own life vest. We will also have PFDs available for you to borrow.
CLOTHING: Although, we do not anticipate flipping over in the water, you should expect to get wet. So, it is advisable to wear swimming trunks or clothing made from athletic, dri-fit-type material. Also, you should wear slippers, sandals with velcro straps, or water socks. You may also want to bring a towel.
WAIVERS: There are two waivers that you have to fill out:
1. Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA) waiver to be filled out and submitted online before coming to the Open House. Click here. In the Club Name section, select "Benicia" from the menu.
2. BOCC waiver. This waiver is specifically for our club. Please click here to print it out. Please complete it before coming to the Open House. We will also have extra copies on site on the day of the Open House.
Outrigger canoe paddling is an incredible sport with roots in ancient Polynesia. Join a warm and welcoming family of paddlers out on the water of the Carquinez Strait. Once you step inside a 6-man outrigger canoe, you are part of a team where everyone must work together to reach a common goal. It is also a fun way to exercise and become more physically fit. And the breathtaking views of the Carquinez and Benicia Bridges (not to mention the amazing sunsets) are just added bonuses you get by joining the Benicia Outrigger Canoe Club.
Come, check us out at our spring Open House. Paddlers of all abilities and levels of physical fitness are welcome! Even if you have never held a paddle before, this Open House is for you!
DATE: Sunday, March 19, 2017
TIME: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PLACE: 9th Street Boat Launch (810 West 9th Street, Benicia)
AGES: 11 and up
SIGN-UP: Please sign-up online here, through the BOCC facebook event page, or by clicking the button below. It truly helps us if you can register in advance so we will have an idea of how many people to expect. Mahalo!
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