July 2021 News

July News

Aloha BOCC Members! See you on the water!

MONDAY PRACTICES
Practices at 5:30 pm on Monday have returned! For BOCC members interested in joining practice on Monday evenings, please sign-up on TeamSnap. If you are a new paddler and wish to join us on the water, please contact us.
OPTIONAL FACE COVERINGS
Starting June 15, face coverings will be optional at practices. However, we will maintain all other aspects of our COVID-19 Protocol including social distancing, signing-in before practices, and handling only your own equipment.
MEMORIAL PADDLE
On Saturday, June 26, we will have a Memorial Paddle for Matt’s brother, Jay. Our regular practice will start an hour earlier at 8:00 AM. Then, we will return to the dock to pick-up our guests who will be joining us for the Memorial Paddle. We will paddle out and place flowers in the water in honor of Jay. Afterward, there will be light refreshments on land. Please sign-up on TeamSnap if you are available.
HAWAI’I ALOHA
It is tradition to sing Hawai’i Aloha at regattas, long distance races, and NCOCA meetings. Hopefully, we will begin to learn this popular mele at practices. Click here to view the lyrics, translation, ukulele chords, and a few videos. Also, you may want to check out the other Na Mele Oli we may use throughout the year.
Modified Practice
In addition to our regular practice on Saturdays, paddlers will have the option of joining a Modified Practice which is a scaled down version for new paddlers, returning paddlers, or those who want a less intensive workout. Modified Practices will include:

Additional instruction and review of paddling technique
Drills and technique practices for shorter pieces
More rest stops
Beginning conditioning
Hands-on steering experience for those who want to learn how to steer

Paddlers who wish to attend these less strenuous practices need to sign-up on TeamSnap for the specific Modified Practice event which is separate from the regular Open Adult Practice event on Saturdays. Modified Practice crews will launch and return at the same time as the other crews, so meet at the club site at 9:00 AM.