Join O Kalani



I want to try outrigger paddling

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly and apply from February of the current year to the end of January the following year. After you submit the form, check your email and click on the confirmation link to complete the waiver. If you are unsure of your waiver status, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org. Please do NOT do the waiver more than once for the current year!
  2. Sundays at 9AM there are open co-ed recreational practices. Give OC paddling a try with a few free sessions. Please email us at okalaniocc@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming. We’ll look out for you.
    1. A session runs around 1.5 hours, so make sure you’ve eaten well beforehand.
    2. 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. Swimming ability is encouraged but not required. If you cannot swim or do not feel comfortable in open waters, we will ask you to wear a non-inflatable PFD vest.

How do I become a member?

  1. Fill out the NCOCA Smartwaiver. Waivers must be done yearly and apply from February of the current year to the end of January the following year. After you submit the form, check your email and click on the confirmation link to complete the waiver. If you are unsure of your waiver status, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org. Please do NOT do the waiver more than once for the current year!
  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. (More info about storing your canoe at O Kalani below.)
  5. If you are interested in racing, see directions below for obtaining your NCOCA ID card.
  6. 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. On Teamsnap, indicate your availability or unavailability for races. (See more info about Teamsnap below.) 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.
Racing: Get your NCOCA ID card

To participate in an NCOCA race (sprint regattas or long distance races), O Kalani must have an NCOCA ID card for you. NCOCA ID cards are obtained and stored by the secretary. An ID card is good for several years and will be provided at no extra charges. If you need an ID card or if you don’t think you have an ID card with O Kalani, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org. To obtain an ID card, please email the following.

  1. Headshot photo – Face must face camera fully (no angled shots). Photo must not be blurry and should include shoulders, neck, and full head. No hats or sunglasses. For more information, see these guidelines.
  2. An ID showing your name and date of birth – for example, a passport or a driver’s license
  3. Completed NCOCA waiver for the current season – you should already have done this with your membership application.

O Kalani will request the card from the NCOCA. New cards will usually be available and handed out at the next NCOCA event. O Kalani will pick it up and store it for you.

TeamSnap: Stay updated, sign up for practices and races

O Kalani uses Teamsnap to send email announcements and updates to the team about upcoming events, races, and practices. The service has a website as well as iOS and Android apps. (We recommend getting the app!) To be invited to the O Kalani Teamsnap group, please email secretary@okalanioutrigger.org

Please indicate your intent to attend any racing events or practices early. It helps our coaches see who is coming and plan crews and boats accordingly. See below for quick tutorial.

On mobile app (iOS)

On webpage:


How do I store my boat at O Kalani?

See Membership Policies for canoe storage information.