Membership Dues and Waivers

Novice, Womens, and Mens Racing Team

Membership Dues

Dues will run from March 1 - Feb 28. $350 to be paid in full by March 1 (preferred) or at latest by the first scheduled practice. No $$, no practice (insurance liability).

Contact Nancy Needham, treasurer, if you need to request a payment plan (nanpaddler@gmail.com or (805) 235-2249 text is ok).

Dues includes entry in Iron season races (no guarantee for a seat in a canoe) and 1 race jersey (short or long sleeve). No online payments at this time so bring a check to first practice or send a check to:

Nancy Needham
2510 Bay Vista Lane
Los Osos, CA 93402

Required Waivers and Literature

The following waivers and are required to join Pale Kai's Racing Program. Please review supporting documentation as well.

Alumni Paddling Program

Pale Kai is happy to announce our new Alumni Paddle Program! Even if your racing days are over, we would like to encourage our long lost ohana to return to the ocean sport they love...no pressure! We are now offering go-outs on Sunday mornings at 9am, led by one of our founding uncles, Bill Hurley.

If you are interested, read the PKO Alumni Paddling Program Policy.

The basic paperwork requirements are:

  1. current SCORA waiver (1-page, double-sided only)
  2. PKO code of conduct (read & sign)
  3. PKO safety policy (read & sign)

You must also update your SCORA ID# on the SCORA website www.scora.org in order to be covered by insurance.

The basic safety requirements are:

  1. swim around the canoe without touching it
  2. get back into the canoe
  3. huli drill

You can sign up for upcoming go-outs by going to our fancy new Sign-up Genius. It's easy and doesn't require a password. This will allow everyone to see if there are enough people to fill a canoe (no less than 5 paddlers allowed).

Alumni Paddle Sign-up Genis

If you have any other questions that haven't been answered by the PKO Alumni Paddling Program Policy, feel free to contact Kristen Sanchez or Bill Hurley. A hui hou!

Bill Hurely
wlhurley@dososostimberworks.com

Required Waivers and Literature

The following waivers and are required to join Pale Kai's Alumi Paddling Program. Please review supporting documentation as well.

Membership Dues

Dues for our Alumni Paddling progam are $200 per year.

Contact Nancy Needham, treasurer, if you need to request a payment plan (nanpaddler@gmail.com or (805) 235-2249 text is ok).

Nancy Needham
2510 Bay Vista Lane
Los Osos, CA 93402


General Schedule

February – March

  • Winter pre-season and recruitment programs in Morro Bay at Coleman Park.
  • PKO members/alumni practice on Saturdays 8 am.
  • Novice training on Sundays 8 am & 10 am.

March – April

  • Race training in Avila Beach
  • Practices are 3 days per week (2 weekday evenings + 1 weekend morning)

May – June

  • Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA) Iron race season
  • Practices continue 3 days per week, with the exception of race weekends.
  • SCORA race schedule is available at www.socaloutrigger.org

July – September

  • SCORA sprint and 9-man race season
  • Practices continue 3 days per week, with the exception of race weekends.
  • SCORA race schedule is available at www.socaloutrigger.org
  • PKO may attend a few Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA) races.
  • NCOCA race schedule is available at www.ncoca.com

September – October

  • Off-season in Avila Beach.
  • Practices continue 3 days per week, until daylight hours become too short for weekday practice.

October – November

  • Recruitment season in Avila Beach.
  • Team Building Events

November – December

  • Off-season continues in Avila Beach.
  • Practice on Saturdays.
  • PKO current members by weekly sign up only.
  • PKO Alumni, or visiting paddlers must be cleared by PKO Board and pay a seat-fee.

Year Round

  • Board meetings and General Membership Meetings
  • Board members meet every third Tuesday of the month.
  • General Membership Meetings occur 3-4 times per year. Participation is strongly encouraged.
  • Board elections occur in November.

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