Race registration is open!

https://paddleguru.com/races/POCCHoeWaaChallengeWatermansChallenge2019

August 10, 2019 – POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge

New OC-6 races! Short course and Unlimiteds!

August 11, 2019 – Waterman’s Challenge

DEADLINES

  • Spec OC-6 Canoe Loan Request:  July 15, 2019.

  • Registration:  July 31, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • Late Registration: PRICES GO UP – August 1, 2019 – August 7, 2019 (11.59 PM EDT)

  • No race day registrations

REGISTRATION

  • Registration through July 31, 2019 (11:59PM EST)

    • POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge Registration

      • OC-6 Long course spec and unlimited canoe registration:  $360 USD (per team)

        • OC-6 unlimited race – need to BYOU (bring your own unlimited)

      • OC-6 Short course spec canoe registration: 3-mile race $200 USD (per team)

    • Waterman’s Challenge Registration (short and long course)

      • OC-1/surfski/paddleboard (prone and stand-up) registration: $55 USD

      • OC-2 registration $110 USD (per team)

    • Separate registration required for each crew/craft racing.

  • Late Registration: August 1, 2019 – August 7, 2019 (11:59PM EST)

    • POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge Late Registration

      • OC-6 Long course spec and unlimited canoe late registration: $420 USD (per team)

        • OC-6 unlimited race – need to BYOU (bring your own unlimited)

      • OC-6 Short course spec canoe late registration: $260 USD (per team)

    • Waterman’s Challenge Late Registration (short and long course)

      • OC-1/surfski/paddleboard (prone and stand-up) late registration: $70 USD

      • OC-2 late registration: $140 USD (per team)

  • Registration fees from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge go directly to cover the event costs.  Should the event be cancelled by the Race Director due to weather or other safety concerns, refunds will not be provided.

  • Make sure to confirm the paddlers age for registration for races with open and master’s divisions (Long course spec OC-6 and Waterman’s races):

    • OC-6 races by August 10, 2019

    • Waterman’s races by August 11, 2019

  • No race day registrations on site

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

  • For the OC-6 teams, each registered OC-6 crew will receive 6 luau tickets (at race check-in) which are transferable.

SPEC OC-6 CANOE LOAN

  • 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 July 15, 2019 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 passed through to the team renting their canoe + $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 (July 15, 2019), teams needing a canoe should not register without prior approval from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee.

LUAU/LUNCH

Saturday:

  • Luau included in OC-6 athlete’s registration fee only for Saturday OC-6 teams. All others (guests/spectators) welcome to purchase luau tickets prior to August 7th, 2019

  • Luau tickets for guests/non-OC-6 athletes will be available for purchase at http://www.pocchoewaa.com/luau/

Sunday:

  • Lunch included in Waterman’s Challenge athletes: OC-1/OC-2/surfski/paddleboard registration fee. All others (guests/spectators) welcome to purchase luau tickets prior to August 7th, 2019

  • Lunch tickets for guests/non-Waterman’s Challenge athletes will be available for purchase: http://www.pocchoewaa.com/luaulunch/

REGISTERED ATHLETE WAIVERS 

  • All athletes are required to complete a waiver to participate in the POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge.  

  • As soon as your captain has registered your crew you will receive an email to electronically complete the waiver.

FREE AGENT PADDLERS FOR OC-6 RACE

  • Paddlers are welcome to form a team on their own not affiliated with a club.  

  • Please use our Hoe Wa`a Challenge Facebook page to connect with other paddlers that may be looking for a team.  

  • Once a team of 6 is formed, the crew captain can register the team.

STEERERS FOR OC-6 RACE

  • Ocean Experienced Steerers pool will be available (stay tuned) for teams that are interested in racing but lack ocean racing experience.

  • The Steerer will be volunteering and will not contribute to registration cost.  

  • Please use our Hoe Wa`a Challenge Facebook page to connect

  • Once a team of 6 is formed, the crew captain can register the team.

Any questions please email hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org