Enjoy the sand, sun, and salt water this September at the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club’s 4th Annual Waterman’s Challenge and 9th Annual Hoe Wa`a Challenge!

EVENTS *Conditions Permitting

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 POCC Waterman’s Challenge (OC-1, OC-2, SUP, prone paddleboard and surfski)
    • Short Course: 4 miles
    • Long Course: 8 miles
    • Lunch and awards
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021 POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge (OC-6)
    • Short Course for those new to ocean OC-6 racing: 3-miles (women’s, men’s, mixed)
    • Long Course for spec and unlimited canoes
      • Women’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Men’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Mixed OC-6 race: 9-miles
    • Lunch and awards in between race starts

DEADLINES

Spec OC-6 Canoe Loan Request: August 15, 2021.

Team Registration: August 31, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT)

Late Registration: September 1, 2021 (prices go up!) – September 8, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT)

REGISTRATION

OC-6 crews in need of a Spec OC-6 canoe should read the Canoe Loans section below and related info. All teams must register through PaddleGuru.   Unlimited OC-6 races are BYOU (Bring your own unlimited) 

Registration through August 31 , 2021 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • OC-6 short course registration: $180 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course registration: $360 USD per spec or unlimited OC-6 canoe
  • OC-1, Surfski, SUP, prone paddleboard short and long course registration: $50 USD per paddler
  • OC-2 short and long course registration: $100 USD ($50 each paddler)

Late registration: September 1, 2021 – September 8, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • New! OC-6 short course late registration: $240 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course late registration: $420 USD per spec or unlimited (new!) OC-6 canoe
    • OC-6 unlimited race – need to BYOU *bring your own unlimited*
  • OC-1, Surfski, SUP short and long course late registration: $70 USD per paddler
  • OC-2 short and long course late registration: $140 USD  ($70 per paddler)

Separate registration required for each crew/craft racing

Requests for edits post-registration only via email request to hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org through September 8, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT)

Open (10+) and Masters (40+) age divisions available for spec OC-6 races and small craft (Waterman’s) races. Please ensure your team members are the appropriate age for the registered age divisions:

  • your age (and your partner if OC2) on September 11, 2021 for the Waterman’s races
  • the age of you/team members on September 12, 2021 for the OC-6 races

Registration fees go directly to cover event costs. Should the event be cancelled due to weather or other safety concerns, refunds will not be provided. Questions about registration can be directed to hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org.

DOUBLE PADDLERS (for the OC-6 Race)

  • Registration fees are per crew not per paddler
  • Each registered OC-6 crew will receive 6 racing wristbands.

SPEC OC-6 CANOE LOANS

  • Rental of Spec OC-6 canoes only.  Unlimited OC-6 races are BYOU (bring your own unlimited).
  • Deadline for spec OC-6 canoe loan requests by August 15, 2021 to be made through registration form submission and to be coordinated by POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee.
  • Please do not reach out to other clubs directly to avoid double booking.
  • Spec OC-6 Canoe rental fee $155 USD to be collected by the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee: $150 to be passed through to the team renting their canoe and $5 transaction fee
  • Completing registration does not guarantee a canoe. Requesting teams will receive a confirmation email once a canoe loan is arranged.
  • After the canoe loan deadline (August 15, 2021) teams needing a canoe should not register without prior approval from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee.

CANCELLATION FEE

20% cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled by August 31, 2021 11:59 PM EDT.

100% Cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled after September 1, 2021 12:00 AM EDT.

NO CANCELLATION for Late Registration. 

CAPTAIN’S SAFETY MEETING

  • The Hoe Wa`a Challenge and Waterman’s Challenge are ocean races, and safety meetings are required. See schedule below for Captain’s Safety Meeting.

POST-RACE LUNCH & AWARDS

  • Awards will be announced after each race.  Lunch will be provided.

SCHEDULE: 

Times subject to change – finalized schedule will be emailed to each paddler prior to the race.

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • Canoe/trailer drop off, rigging at Brigantine Inlet Beach

Saturday, September 11, 2021: Waterman’s Challenge (small craft) 

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach, Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive, Inlet: 39.381961, -74.410239

*Schedule and race course may change based on weather/ocean conditions*

  • 7:00 a.m. –  8:30 a.m. Small craft drop off at Brigantine Inlet Beach
  • 7:30 a.m. Registration check-in tent open
  • 8:30 a.m. Safety Meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. Long and Short race start
  • Awards will be announced. Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, September 12, 2021: Hoe Wa’a Challenge (OC-6) 

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach, Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive, Inlet: 39.381961, -74.410239

  • 5:30 a.m. Registration check-in tent open
  • 6:30 a.m. OC-6 (spec) Short Course Race: Women’s/Men’s/Mixed – 3 miles
  • 8:00 a.m. Women’s OC-6 Long Course Race: Spec and unlimited – 11 miles
  • 11:00 a.m. Men’s OC-6 Long Course Race: Spec and unlimited – 11 miles
  • 2:00 p.m. Mixed OC-6 Long Course Race: Spec and unlimited – 8 miles
  • Awards will be announced after each race. Lunch will be provided.