The IthacanOnline (Ithaca College’s paper) made a pronunciation pun with their ‘Ho’e Down’ video of the Cayuga Ho’e (pronounced hoy, as in boy). We’ll give them a break – because they put together a great video of the Ho’e called ‘Ho’e Down’. Check it out:
Yesterday we paddled 38.41 miles from the north end of Cayuga Lake to Stewart Park on the south shore. Undaunted by strong head winds, storms, curious boaters or a dwindling supply of chocolate cake we soldiered on. Here is but a tiny excerpt of our journey, starting from shore at Cayuga Lake State Park and covering our run with the wind to the railroad trestle, a quick turn, and then the start of a five hour upwind run. There are two crew changes in there, look for the heads on the right of the movie frame. The music is On Fire! by The Ka’au Crater Boys.
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The big day is finally upon us so get you Lu’au tickets and donate sooner rather than later. Remember a portion of your donations will go towards the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s paddling programs. As well as a delicious meal, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga, you will have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative t-shirt.
We have again received great press from the Ithaca College “Ithacan” in Kerry Barger’s article “Going the Distance.” Thanks again to everyone who has donated and assisted in making the Cayuga Ho’e a successful event.
Make sure you have purchased your tickets to this Saturday’s Cayuga Ho’e! The raffle has just received the following donations from some awesome sponsors.
- Ludgate Farms and Gourmet Country Market
- $25 gift certificate to be used at the market
- Power and Paddle Outdoor Products
- $25 gift certificate
Again the Cayuga Outrigger Club is extremely grateful to all of the outstanding businesses that are supporting this event. Please show them your appreciation by visiting them often.
The Cayuga Ho’e is drawing near and we have started to get media coverage. The latest was the article “Hawaii Comes to Ithaca” that appeared in the Cornell Chronicle and explains the purpose of the Cayuga Ho’e. The event was also featured in the Lansing Star, “A 39 Mile Paddle to Ithaca” with again some great photos as well as full reporting on August 29th’s event. Thanks to all how have helped us to promote this worthwhile event!
Many local businesses are make donations to help us support a youth paddling program at the Ithaca Youth Bureau!
Here is the list of the sponsors so far!
- Eastern Mountain Sports
- 2 Complimentary Equipment Rental Certificate for 50% off of a total retail value of $80 for a period of 3 days.
- Greenstar Cooperative Market
- Basket full of wellness skin care products for those sun loving water fans.
- Sheldrake Point Vineyards
- Sponsored a seat on the wa’a
- Willcox Tire and Services
- Certificate for NYS Inspection; Rotate Tires; Check Fluids & Add. Labor Included.
- Certificate for Lube; Oil Change plus Filter; Rotate Tires; Check Fluids & Add. Labor Included
The Cayuga Outrigger Club is extremely grateful to all of the outstanding businesses that are supporting this event. Please show them your appreciation by visiting them often.
Aloha OC paddlers! The Cayuga Ho’e (August 29) and Kent Island Relay (Sept 4-5) are a month away!!! Time to get serious about our timing, mechanics, form, and condition! Here is some video from last Tuesday’s practice that shows both what we do well, and what we can continue to work on! See you on the water!
We will be using this space to keep you up to date with our club news. Stay tuned.