Our new boat!

We have a new boat! Thanks to the generosity and effort of our members, Cayuga Outrigger has a new addition to club’s fleet. We purchased a Mirage OC-6 from the Santa Barbara Outrigger Canoe Club, and KAS Transport, a specialty transport company based here in upstate New York, hauled it across the country. It arrived March 17 and will be ready to go when the club begins its paddling season. Watch for announcements about that!

Thanks to Zeming, Lori, Dave, Beth, Nancy, Mike, Susanna, and Scott (as well as Steve and his co-worker from KAS Transport) for showing up to unload it on a wet rainy day! Pictures are below.

The boat’s name is Kapolioka’ehukai, which means “Heart of the Sea” in Hawaiian. It was also the nickname of a well-known/legendary Hawaiian woman surfer, paddler, and activist, Rell “Kapolioka’ehukai” Sunn. If you’re interested, here’s a documentary made about her.

KAS Transport arriving on a cold, windy day!

KAS trailer pulling up

Lots of boats, including several OC-6s, on the KAS Transport trailer

Club members happy about the new boat