I’m new to the sport, and I’m interested in trying out outrigger canoe paddling

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly.
  2. Sundays at 9AM there is open co-ed practice. Give OC paddling a try with a few free sessions.
    • A session runs between 2-3 hours, so make sure you’ve eaten well beforehand. Please email us at okalaniocc@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming. We’ll look out for you.
    • Wear clothes that are suitable for getting wet. Avoid wearing cotton. For your feet, wear water shoes, flip flops, or go barefoot. Water and sunscreen are a must. Other things you might want are a hat, sunglasses, and an energy bar.
    • After practice, you’ll want a towel and a warm change of clothes.
  3. After trying out a few sessions, become a full O Kalani member by following the directions immediately below.

I have some paddling experience, and I want to become a new member of O Kalani

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly.
  2. Complete the O Kalani Membership Form.
  3. Read the NCOCA Code of Ethics (pg. 5-6 of the PDF)
  4. Within a few days, we’ll Paypal invoice you for membership dues and, if applicable, personal canoe storage.
  5. Year-round, there are Sunday open-coed practices at 9AM, the perfect place to introduce yourself. Please email us at okalaniocc@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.
  6. We use Teamsnap for sending announcements to the team and seeing who is interested and available for practices and races. Please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org to be invited to the O Kalani Teamsnap group.

I’m a returning member from last year

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly.
  2. Complete the O Kalani Membership Form.
  3. Read the NCOCA Code of Ethics (pg. 5-6 of the PDF)
  4. Within a few days, we’ll Paypal invoice you for membership dues and, if applicable, personal canoe storage.
  5. Attend weekday and weekend practices. Regular practice is encouraged if you will be racing with us. For a list of sprint regattas and long distance races, see the NCOCA events calendar.
  6. On Teamsnap, indicate your availability or unavailability for races. You should already be a member of our Teamsnap group. If you aren’t, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org to be invited. Crews are assembled at coaches’ discretion. Regular training at club practices is encouraged.

I’m an active member of another club, and I’m visiting O Kalani

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly.
  2. Read the NCOCA Code of Ethics (pg. 5-6 of the PDF)
  3. Email us at okalaniocc@gmail.com to introduce yourself and get in touch with coaches. Year-round there are Sunday open coed practices at 9AM, the perfect place to introduce yourself.

Getting your NCOCA ID card

If you are planning to participate in sprint regattas or long distance races hosted by the NCOCA (Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association), you must have an NCOCA ID card. The card is free and is used for event registration. O Kalani will place an order and pick up your card at the next NCOCA event. It will be stored in the ID card binder and brought to NCOCA events.

To obtain a new card or renew an expired card, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org with:

  1. A current head shot photo similar to those used for passports and drivers’ licenses. Photo should be from neck up with good lighting. No hats and no sunglasses
  2. An ID showing your name and date of birth. This can be a driver’s license, passport, or, for younger members, a school ID.

Storing your boat at O Kalani

  • Storage spots are for OC-1s, OC-2s, and surf-skis.
  • O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Center assumes no responsibility for theft or damage to member-owned OC-1s, OC-2s, or surf-skis. Member is in good standing and either fully paid in annual dues or on a board approved payment plan.
  • Fees set annually by the board of directors. For the 2020 season (March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021), fees are $100 per storage spot and are due March 1 with the annual dues payment. Storage obtained after March 1 will be prorated to the first day of the following month from when storage was granted.
  • Requests for private boat storage must be made in writing to the Secretary and will be ranked based on the date on which they are received. The Secretary will maintain a waiting list.
  • One storage spot is available per fully paid member on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. Additional spots will be granted to members provided no member is on the waiting list at the start of a season.
  • One storage spot may be carried over from year to year per member. Members will need to vacate additional storage spots for those members on the waiting list seeking a spot as of March 1.
  • Coaches are granted one storage spot at no cost.
  • The secretary will maintain an inventory indicating which member is assigned to each spot.
  • Should a member vacate a spot before the end of the season, a prorated storage fee from the first day of the next month will be refunded to the member. The spot shall be made available to the next member on the waiting list.
  • A canoe with a storage spot that is sold to another member may retain the storage spot for the remainder of the season. The following March 1, the spot shall be reassigned according to the waiting list. It is the responsibility of the new canoe owner to contact the Secretary to request to be added to the waiting list.
  • O Kalani-owned canoes are guaranteed storage. Should O Kalani procure additional canoes, they shall be given priority for storage. Storage is intended for active paddlers only.
  • The Board of Directors reserves the right to remove canoes that belong to inactive paddlers to make room for active members on the waiting list with 30-day written notice. In such an event, a prorated storage fee shall be refunded to the member.

For availability and more information, contact secretary@okalanioutrigger.org.