Paddlers Stories

It’s always fun to read paddler’s stories of the races and places that paddling has taken them.

If you’ve got some stories to share, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to get a guest username and password so you can guest blog for CORA.

Kickin’ ass on the wild side of the Gorge

Ross Creasy Saturday just before noon…“Aloha, and welcome to the 5th annual Wild side relay” said Race director JD Davies as he quietly met us on the grass at Bob’s […]

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Kapuna Ohana Bill Alley

Jon Amundson – Calgary Ivan told me about Bill’s death at the Duel in the Desert…but I didn’t put it together until i saw the posting. You see i didn’t […]

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Moloka’i 2003 – Paddle Hard, Have Fun

Shane – FCRCC “Go fast and have fun”…this was the reply on Saturday afternoon when someone asked what our goal was for the Molokai Hoe the next day. At first […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai /Women of the Sea

Denise O – Jericho Na Wahine O Ke Kai – Moloka’i to Oahu-The 25th Crossing What a beautiful and amazing legacy, and a truly life changing experience! It was my […]

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Still in shock – Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Sabrina Schwanebeck Jericho A huge Mahalo to everyone who sent us a good luck wish and thought of us on our race day. To the ladies who paddled for us […]

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Catalina – the big picture

Reg Kao FCRCC Rather than explaining my phenomenal experience at the US Championships Catalina Crossing, over and over again, here is a quick synopsis of My experience this weekend. If […]

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Vernon Report

Calgary Canoe Club Regardless of the actual paddling and the success on the water, and even in the absence of John Roberts, Calgary once again WON the party!!!! Jon A. […]

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Hamilton Island -The 3rd and Final Chapter :

Lori Velesik FCRCC Day Four, Monday June 16th… The Big Day… It was a beautiful morning…at the pre-race meeting we discovered that the course would be the “normal course”…dispelling fears […]

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Finally the much anticipated “Hamilton Island 2003 Part 2”

Lori Velesik FCRCC Aloha ! My apologies for the delay but work, training and racing seemed to dominate my life since my return from paradise!!! First of all, I neglected […]

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Hamilton Island…the story Part 1

Lori Velesik FCRCC Day One, Friday June 13th The morning started off with OC1 500 M Sprints. Sheila, Zoe, and Patti raced in Open and all placed well in their […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Sabrina Schwanebeck -Jericho Longing to race Na Wahine O Ke Kai again this year I found myself absolutely miserable. The race date was coming closer and I came to the […]

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A Rookie’s Perspective On Molokai

by Shauna Halferty – Jericho I’m home sweet home and getting back into the swing of school. I try to concentrate but I think I’m still in shock of what […]

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