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Paddler Symposium - Open to ALL NCOCA Paddlers

  • Sun, April 14, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City CA
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  • Cost is $10 per attendee and can be paid via PayPal or Check the day of.

Registration is closed

Symposium and Season Kickoff Party is on!

All paddlers of the NCOCA are invited to attend.

$10 per attendee payable via PayPal or check on the day of. 
Bring the QR code received in your registration confirmation email so that we can check you in on the day of the event.

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024
  • 9 am - 1 pm
  • Hosted by Kilohana in the “Whale Room”
  • Marine Science Institute
  • 500 Discovery Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94063

Parking is available at the Marine Science Institute lot and Britannia Seaport Center lots.  Please don’t park near Stanford Rowing and Sailing Center.

The NCOCA Paddlers' Symposium is a half-day event that brings together the entire NCOCA community to exchange knowledge, stories, and experiences. Speakers will present a range of topics suitable for everyone, from novices to experts, fostering a spirit of learning and sharing.

Karin Sponholz, Ph.D., will present on the mind/body connection, offering insights on enhancing the "athlete's mindset" before, during, and after training and racing.

George Marshall and Justin Beutel will share their experiences racing in New Zealand, paddling in unfamiliar waters and with unknown equipment. These experiences inform strategies for navigating buoy turns, avoiding collisions, and overcoming other challenges back home.

Angela Flaviani will offer insights into the Te Aito V-1 Race in Tahiti, French Polynesia, which celebrates its 36th anniversary this year. As the world's preeminent V-1 canoe race, Te Aito draws competitors globally. Angela's presentation will include race specifics and travel arrangements, aiming to boost participation from Northern California in the upcoming year.

Adam Ratner, the Director of Conservation Engagement at The Marine Mammal Center, will share information about the center's work and actions that individuals and communities can take to help protect marine mammals and ourselves for generations to come

Long-Distance Race Meeting

Clubs hosting long-distance races: Please send a representative to join Justin, Max, and Junior at lunch for an informal discussion regarding long-distance races and hosting. 

Discussion topics:

  • Age divisions and canoe classes

  • Safety boat needs

  • Hosting costs

  • Open discussion

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