The early forecast for Saturday is for light Northerlies with the chance of a shower, so hopefully a decent day to paddle and eat some BBQ. We will make a decision on Friday as to whether to put skirts on and, if necessary, hopefully get that done with some helpers on Friday so that we can get away early on Saturday.
If we can meet at 07.30 to sort out some minor logistics, to be on the water and heading out of the marina by 08.00.
If you are a single leg paddler can you get together on arrival at the marina and decide which direction you want to go. We should get away with just one car heading over to Moturoa-Rabbit Island with 3 people in it and some dry clothing for those who have paddled the first leg. Somebody will need to be happy with someone else driving their car either over or back.
We will have a short break on the beach at the half-way point and hopefully get back to the marina around 11.30 for some hot sausages. Feel free to bring some shared kai and feel even more free to wear ridiculous festive headgear.
In line with club policy this will not be a vaccine pass check event. Below are the proposed waka with those who have answered on Teamer as of Monday 13th. It’s not too late to add your name if you want, as we have the option of taking OC2 or singles as well and we have a number of paddlers who can jump out of the sixes and into smaller waka if need be.
|Zoe Horvath (S)||Sean Timoney (S)||Kilmeny Stephens (S)|
|Glenn Hardinge||Dean Young (S)||Jeff Neilson (S)|
|Katie Thurston||Robyn Dewson||Jody Hughes|
|Simone Newsham||Suzy Garlick||Eva Virtue (S)|
|Jenni Bancroft/ Bets Stallard||Amanda Wood/ Raewyn Jenkins||Kiri Wahanui/ Charlotte Sunde|
|Tracey Marvin||Shane Winterton(S)||Tony Davies(S)|
The above is in no particular seat order and we can swap around steerers if that’s requested.
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.