Beach Day this Saturday

Here is so much going on at the Club at the moment that it’s probably a bit difficult to keep sight of what is happening on any particular weekend, so here’s a bit of info about what is happening this Saturday.

The beach activities are due to start at 10.00 and we are likely to have 3 OC6, including Ohana, delivered by Krakenz 50, Nga Manu and Paddlenchat. Thanks to all those crews. We would also like to get at least one of the club OC2 down to Tahunanui, so if any volunteers are out there to paddle down that would be great. Failing that we may load the singles trailer and drive them down.

We are also asking that any singles or doubles owners who are happy for supervised club members to have a short trip out on their waka bring them to the beach if they can.

The day is intended to do the following :

Give club members, including our rangatahi, a chance to fly the ama and huli in an OC 6 in warm water and in a safe and controlled environment

Let club members, including rangatahi, get a feel for paddling a single or double to encourage them to look at this avenue of waka paddling in future

Give singles and doubles owners a couple of fun races to improve their own confidence in their craft. The multiple huli race is always fun, as is the longest ama fly.

Give any passing members of the public a spin in the OC6 and hopefully encourage them to turn up on a Sunday and then join the club.

On the last point, there could be a few potential new members as Saturday is the More FM Beach Day, so the place should be humming. There will be food for sale at the beach. At the moment the forecast is looking good, so grab you waka and your friends and family and get on down to Tahunanui beach.

Its never too early or too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.