Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Getting Ready for the Duel

Here is a quick video of the Mandurah paddlers doing a Cut Run getting ready for The Duel.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sausage Sizzle Success



Our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on the weekend was a great success and a great job by everyone who helped out on a really hot day!

We took a total of about $1,900 and made a profit for the day of $823, we spent a bit buying some stuff for the shed like a broom. That $823  has just covered our rent for the new shed for the next 12 months, cool!

Once again good work everyone and especially to Dario for organising it and with Gio spent the whole day there making sure it all ran smoothly.

Cheers

Col

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Mandurah Duel - Ocean vs Estuary



Outrigger, SUP, Ocean Ski, K1,Dragon Boat, Surf Boat.

The Mandurah Outrigger Canoe Club is please to announce a new event on the paddling circuit for WA.

A paddling race with a twist, two courses, same distance, different conditions, starting at the same time and finishing in the same place...
who will win, Ocean or Estuary?

For more details visit the Mandurah Duel websitehttp://mandurahduel.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Flight of the Kona

A couple of weekends ago myself and paddlers of the Mandurah Outrigger Canoe Club had a fantastic adventure. “Kona” the 1st Hawaiian Sailing Canoe to sail in the Indian Ocean took flight on the ocean off Mandurah in Western Australia in a perfect 20 knots of Freo Doctor wind. We’d towed the canoe down the inside of the estuary from Mandurah, then put the rig up and sailed it out through The Cut and into the ocean then pointed it north and hung on!

White water was flying everywhere as we were dropping down the front of swells and burying the canoe before leaping out and taking off again. After a while we started to take a bit of water so started bailing, whoops first bailer gets dropped, okay we’re fine and keep going. Okay need to have a bail again taking on more water, start bailing with the call “don’t drop this bailer or we’re stuffed”, yep second bailer goes swimming! We had a small electric bilge pump but it wasn’t coping. It was then just a matter of time before we were swamped!

Always good having a support boat when learning how to play with these babies. Lessons for next time, better fitting covers, venturi in the hull and more wind please!!!!

So here is a quick video shot of our adventure from the support boat.

Enjoy (we did!)

Barts

Friday, October 29, 2010

Flying The Ama

Here is a great promo for a video about the cultural side of outrigger canoe paddling.

Flying the Ama is the story of the paddlers of these magical boats and the history, culture, and tradition that they and the boats exemplify. The film explores the cultural roots of the outrigger canoe by gathering stories from the torchbearers of the tradition on many of the Pacific Islands including Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Training Starts

Training will officially start on Tuesday 2nd November for the summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone down there and get some OC6s on the water. Here are the training times for men and women.


MIXED
Every Sunday at 9am is our club open day and mixed training day. Everybody is welcome to come down and bring the family and have some fun. Bring a friend who you think might enjoy a paddle.

MEN
Tuesday 5.30pm
Thursday 5.30pm
Sunday 9am

WOMEN
Tuesday 5.30pm
Thursday 5.30pm
Sunday 9am

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Big News Items for the MOCCAS

Affiliation with WA Canoeing
This is great news for the club and all paddlers in the Mandurah area, by being affiliated and recognised by WA Canoeing it allows ski paddlers join our club and have full entitlements to paddle and compete in all WA Canoeing events including State Titles and championship events. How good is that.

It also allows all MOOC members to compete at Canoeing WA events with full insurance. We also hope to attract paddlers from the SUP fraternity as well and build a true ocean paddling club that openly encourage cross discipline paddling with shared knowledge and training techniques.

New Storage Shed
The Mandurah City Council is kindly building us a new club house and storage shed for our canoes including OC6, OC1 and skis. Construction has commenced and will be completed in about 2-3 weeks. The shed will be located at the Old Sailing Club of Mary St in Halls Head, see the map on the right for the location. Members will be able to store their canoes and skis in the shed. This is a huge deal for the club and will give us an actual home.

Big Downwind Event 
We are also in the final stages of negotiations with sponsors about holding a down wind race here in Mandurah with serious prize money that will dovetail onto the end of "The Doctor" event. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Cheers

MOOCA

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Club Results from 09/10 Season

Here are our results from last season to look back on and motivate us all for this season. Good luck for the new season MOCCAS!

November 2009

1 Nov - Swan River Classic
Bridge to Bridge
OC6, OC1 and OC2
1st & 2nd Mandurah

21st Nov - Seashells Mandurah Classic
Dawesville Cut to Halls Head
OC1 & OC2
1st Place OC1 Men - Mandurah
1st Place OC1 Women - Mandurah
1st Place OC2 Women - Mandurah

29th Nov - Mainpeak Bay to Beach
Mosman Bay to Cottesloe Beach
OC6 Mixed
1st Place Mandurah

December 2009

13th Dec - West Coast OCC
Koombana Bay
OC1 - Relay
1st Place Mandurah

January 2010

9th Jan - Wavemaster’s OCC, Bunbury
Dallyellup Challenge - OC6 Changeover
1st place Mandurah

23 Jan - Geographe OCC,
Busselton
OC6
1st place Men's Marathon Mandurah
1st place Women's Marathon Mandurah
1st place Mixed Marathon Mandurah
1st place Mixed Sprint Mandurah

February 2010

13th Feb - Cottesloe OCC,
Swan River
OC6, OC1 and OC2
1st, 2nd & 3rd OC1 Women
1st & 3rd OC1 Men
1st OC6 Men's Marathon
1st OC6 Mixed Marathon
2nd OC6 Women's Marathon

March 2010

14th Mar - Mandurah OCC,
Halls Head
OC6, OC1, OC2, Ski
1st, 2nd OC1 Mens
1st OC2 Womens
1st OC6 Mens Marathon
1st OC6 Mixed Marathon
2nd OC6 Womens Marathon

28th Mar - Fremantle OCC,
Champion Lakes (Sprints)
OC6, OC1 & OC2
1st OC6 Men's 500m
1st OC6 Men's 1000m
1st OC6 Mixed 500m
1st OC6 Mixed 1000m
1st OC6 Women's 500m
2nd OC6 Women's 1000m

April 2010

17th April - West Coast OCC,
Geographe Crossing
Change-Over Race - OC6 & OC2

1st OC6 Mixed and line honours
60km 5hrs 8mins

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fund Raising For New Canoe



We've all talked about getting a new canoe for a couple of years now so we hope we've come up with a way of making it happen. Our club has the oldest fleet of OC6 canoe in WA, (probably Australia!) and while Max, Dario and Terry did a great job renovating one of the 20 year old Classics it would be nice to have a flash new state of the art light weight racing canoe.

We need $20,000 to buy a new canoe and get it shipped over here and being only a small club we would have to sell a lot of chocolates and do a lot of sausage sizzles. We are not going to find one big sponsor to buy us a canoe but if we get a lot of small sponsors we might just do it. So here is the challenge, if every member of the club can find a sponsor to donate $1,000 by Xmas then we can do it! Julie and myself will put up $2,000 from Outrigger Connection and we're on out way, Darios will have about $4,000 in chocolate money soon, so get out there and see what you can do. We'll keep a running tally over on the right of the website. See if your work will sponsor us or friends who want to support a winning team. Show any potential sponsors our website.

All sponsors will have their logo on the new canoe and be honourable members of the club.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Geographe Classic and Season Wrap Up.

The MOCCAS finished their outstanding season on a huge high by winning the gruelling Geographe Classic, a 60km marathon from Bunbury to Busselton. The Mandurah crew dominated from the start establishing a lead early in the hope of breaking the other teams and controlling the race. The tactic worked, the Mandurah paddlers pulled ahead of the pack and were never challenged winning in a time of 5hrs 8mins and a clear 8 mins in front of second. Check out the video of the race below.

In the crew were Linda and Dario Mestrovic, Terry Russell, Mack Nichols, Mel Rei, Gio, Galye Warnes, Jane Townsend, Ed Ericson, Colin and Julie Bartley. Julie did an outstanding job of staying in the canoe and paddle/sterring for the full 60kms.

The race capped of the most successful season the Mandurah Outrigger Canoe Club club has ever had. The “MOCCAS” dominated the season with both their men’s and mixed crews going undefeated in every race for the year and the club winning the prestigious State Champion Club trophy for a second year. The MOCCAS would like to thank their sponsors Paul Goldie from Southpoint Prestige and also Mark and Helen Hardie from Mandurah Manufacturing who were there support boat and crew for the Geographe Classic Race.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Season Points

The WAZA Committee have finally posted the club point score for the season, the points are only up to the Cott regatta and still need the Freo sprint regatta points added. But I feel it's safe to say the MOCCAS have cleaned up and the Champion Club Trophy for 2010 isn't going anywhere!!!!

The current points standing is over in the right column.

Well done you MOCCAS!!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Slideshow of The Cut Race

Here is a slide show of great photos taken during The Cut Race at our Mandurah Regatta. Many thanks to Sara Hardie for the photos and Helen for the boat wrangling.

If you want to see the images at a larger size click on the icon in the bottom right corner of the slideshow.

Enjoy

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Slideshow of OC6 Races

Here is a slide show of great images taken by Nicole Goldie of the OC6 races in the morning.

OC6 Regatta Results

Here are the results of the OC6 races in the morning. Photos and story coming soon.


OC1 Novice Race

Men
1. Florian FOCC
2. Mark Butler MOCC
3. Tom Holmes COCC
4. Brett Streeter WMOCC
5. Barry O'hare WMOCC
6. Daryl FOCC
7. Thomas Russel MOCC
8. Adam FOCC

Women
1. Linda Nichols MOCC
2. Alison Baren COCC
3. Connie WMOCC

OC6 Womens Marathon
1. Cottesloe  37.39
2. Mandurah  37.44
3. Fremantle  37.58
4. Geographe  43.01
5. Wavmasters  43.21
6. Geographe Dunsborough 44.24

OC6 Mens Marathon
1. Mandurah 32.26
2. Westcoast 32.48
3. Wavemaster 33.20
4. Cottesloe 34.19
5. Fremantle 34.37
6. Geographe 34.51

OC6 Mixed Marathon
1. Mandurah A 25.11
2. Fremantle A  25.22
3. Westcoast 26.01
4. Cottesloe A 26.14
5. Geographe A 27.01
6. Fremantle B 27.53
7. Wavemasters 28.06
8. Geographe B 29.04
9. Mandurah B 29.16
10. Cottesloe B 29.30

Champion Club Points (unofficial)
1. Mandurah 36
2. Fremantle 21
2. Cottesloe 21
4. Westcoast 15
4  Geographe 15
6 Wavemasters 12

Presentation Photos (Thanks Matt)

Results for The Cut Race

These are all the adjusted times. SUPS were off scratch. Outriggers were off 15mins. Skis were off 25mins.

Thanks for coming everyone, a write up of the whole event is coming soon. We hope to put on a few more of these events and hope you will all come back.

See photos of the presentation here (thanks Matt)

THE CUT RACE - 12KM

OUTRIGGERS

OC1 - Men
1. Mack Nichols 1.04.56 - and 1st overall
2. Dario Mestrovic 1.09.23
3. Wayne Hughes 1.12.14
4. Dick Bardowski 1.14.39
5. Terry Russel 1.18.41
6. Florian Fosseis 1.19.40
7. Patrick Hake 1.20.29
8. Max Butler 1.20.50
9. Daryl Leaf 1.32.40

OC2 Mixed
1. George & Annie Williams 1.07.00

OC2 Momen
1. Mel Rei & Linda Mestrovic 1.12.02

SUP

1. Danial Bell 1.29.55
2. Regan Gruenthal 1.33.07
3. Luke Jenkins 1.42.13
4. Stuart France 1.45.28
5. Adam Hawksworth 1.53.59

SKIS

Open Ski Women
1. Lara Taylor 1.03.41
2. Di Arnot 1.09.40

Double Ski
1. Gary & Benise Buthow 56.05

Mens Over 45 Ski
1. Roland Bolt 1.09.40
2. Peter Thompson 1.13.55

Open Ski Less than 6m
1. Ben Prowse 1.13.35

Open Ski Men
1. Richard Ed 57.21
2. Peter Hinds 58.02
3. Mark Nathan 59.30
4. Adam Fahey 59.35
5. Martin Gunda 59.55
6. Craig Porteous 1.00.20
7. Mark Hardie 1.00.22
8. Kim Bingham 1.01.35
9. Mike Priestly 1.02.15
10. Matt Smith 1.02.53
11. Matthew Buckley 1.04.22
12. Kris Plain 1.05.45
13. Johann Botha. 1.06.12
14. Andrew Baxter 1.07.05
15. Brett Sampson 1.07.45
16. Laurie Haynes 1.07.56
17. Andrew Burton 1.08.37
18. Mark Butler 1.09.15
19. Simon Rositi 1.09.50
20. Craig Small 1.10.35
21. Carl Purton 1.10.55
22. Ian Thompson 1.18.11

Presentation Photos (Thanks Matt)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mandurah OCC Regatta

March 14th 2010
Old Sailing Club, Mandurah


Race Program
8.45am Briefing OC1 Novice race
9.00am OC1 Novice race - 2km
9.30am Briefing Marathons
9.45am Women’s OC6 Marathon - 7km
10.45am Men’s OC6 Marathon - 7km
12.30pm Mixed OC6 Marathon - 5km
2.00pm Briefing for OC1 Marathon 
2.15pm OC1 Marathon Dawesville to Halls Head - 12km
This race will be open to OC1, OC2, Skis, and SUP. 
Details below.

4.30pm Presentation.

NOTES: 
Registration for all OC6 and OC1 Nominations is via the AOCRA website at http://aocra.com.au/



Registration and entry fee payment for SKI and SUP competitors is via the Register Now website at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=2454


PRIZE MONEY
Prize money will be awarded dependant on number of competitors.
ALCOHOL
Will be available at the Old Sailing Club.
FOOD
A sausage sizzle and BBQ will be provided and soft drinks and water will be for sale. 
SAFETY
Leg ropes, life jackets and flares are to be carried on all OC1 craft.
Racing covers are recommended for all OC6 event.
2 bailers, 6 life jackets and flares are to be carried in all OC6 canoes.
All OC6 canoes are to carry a tow rope that is attached to the front iako spreader inside the canoe ready for towing.
AOCRA racing rules apply to all canoes and events.

STARTING PROCEDURE



• Raising of Yellow Flag: Approximately 2mins to the start - All canoes to the start line
• Raising of Red Flag: Approximately 10 sec to the start - All canoes stationary, paddles up ready
• Raising of Green Flag: Start of race - GO!!!


RACE MAPS












The Cut Race - 12km Marathon




Race Info
1.30pm Registration Opens Crn Northport Bvd and Batavia Ave
2.00pm Briefing 
2.15pm Start for SUPS
2.30pm Start OC1/OC2
2.40pm Start Skis
4.30pm Presentation at Old Sailing Club.


RACE FEES and REGISTRATION
$15 per paddler for SKI and SUP paddlers

Registration and entry fee payment for SKI and SUP competitors is via the Register Now website https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=2454


Nominations for OC1 paddlers is via the AOCRA website at http://aocra.com.au/
PRIZE MONEY
Prize money will be awarded dependant on number of competitors.
SAFETY
Leg ropes, life jackets and flares are to be carried on all OC1 craft.
STARTING PROCEDURE
Coloured flags will be used to start the race. The is the starting sequence:

• Raising of Yellow Flag: Approximately 2mins to the start - All competitors to the start line.
  Note yellow flag doesn’t have to stay up for the full 2 mins if starter is happy with the line.
• Raising of Red Flag: Approximately 10 sec to the start - All competitors stationary, paddles up ready.
• Raising of Green Flag: Start of race - GO!!!

If the wind direction changes on the day the alternate course is from Secret Harbour Surf Club to Halls Head. Competitors will be notified via email the day before if there is any change to the program. 

RACE MAPS

Cott Regatta

Another awesome effort from the Mandurah MOOCAS!!! Nearly a clean sweep again in all the races, the girls getting beaten by their close rivals the Freo girls in what is developing into an awesome contest between two top teams each time they meet. If our girls didn't get stuck in the log jam at the start it could have been a different story, but that's racing. The MOOCA girls did though show their dominance in the OC1 race by filling the top 3 places with Linda winning and "Melarni" just edging out Jules for 2nd and 3rd respectively. Mac took out the Men's OC1 race with Dario, or was that Dare-io, in third. In the other OC6 races the Open Men held off a strong challenge from Freo and in the Mixed OC6 the MOCCAS #1 crew won comfortably with the #2 crew finishing well in 5th. Next regatta is our own in Mandurah on Sunday 14th March. Details to follow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Canoe Blessing and The Busso Regatta

The Pai Nae'a

The Mandurah Outrigger Club members recently refurbished one of their old canoes and then held an Hawaiian blessing and naming ceremony before launching the canoe at sunset for it’s first paddle. The club decided to name the canoe after Mandurah’s famous dolphins which regularly play with the canoes during training in Comet Bay and have become the unofficial mascots of the club. This connection with the dolphins is also reflected in the clubs logo, so it was very was appropriate to name the refurbished canoe the ‘Pai Nae’a’, which is Hawaiian for ‘Surfing Dolphin.

The Pai Nae’a was put straight to the test two days later at the Busselton regatta and it must have been a good omen of how the day would go for the Mandurah club because as the canoes were being launched for the first race a dolphin was spotted cruising through the start line just off the beach. From there it was a clean sweep for Mandurah in every race, the Men’s 10km marathon, Women’s 7km marathon, the Mixed 5km marathon and 500m sprint. The club finished the day taking out the Champion Club points competition and winning “The Jetty” perpetual trophy. A camera was mounted on the Pai Nae’a for the Mixed Marathon and a short video of the race can be seen here.



It’s been an awesome start to the season for the Mandurah Outriggers, they are now undefeated in every race so far. They won both the Bridge to Bridge Race and the Bay to Beach marathons in Perth and dominated the 30km Dallyellup Challenge in Bunbury recently winning by over a kilometre. Their next challenge is the Cottesloe Outrigger Club’s regatta held on the Swan River on 13th February where they hope to continue their winning form.

MOCC paddler with their medals and "The Jetty" trophy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Bunbury to Dalyellup 30km Challenge

The Mandurah Outriggers have started the season in sizzling form wining all 3 of the opening races, firstly the Bridge to Bridge, then the Bay to Beach and just recently the 30km change over race hosted by the Wavemasters Club in Bunbury.

In near perfect conditions the pack of canoes left Kombana Bay and headed around the break wall and down the coast to Dalyellup the turn around point. There were changes over points about every 5 km along the coast where relief paddlers could swim out and change with paddlers in the canoe. The Mandurah crew tactfully missed the first change electing to paddle through and establish a solid lead. This was a good move giving us a strong 500m lead over West Coast and Freo. Heading to the half way mark into a slowly increasing SW sea breeze the Mandurah crew powered on slowly increasing the lead.

Two changes and the crew turned the half way mark and with the breeze behind them they headed back to Bunbury. They crew must have got a bit warm on the leg home because the decided to have a swim, yes they hulied or capsized. No problem a quick recovery and back in the race. It didn’t effect their lead at all they still won by over 6 minutes or 1km. Well done crew, in the team were Ed, Tyron, Dario (Mr Nipple Guard), Linda, Mac, Mel, Gayle, Colin and Julie.

Friday, January 1, 2010

SUP Membership




The Mandurah Ocean Club (MOC) is affiliated with 
Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA)
and provides insurance to SUP paddlers.

If you wish to race SUP in AOCRA sanctioned events as a member of MOC 
you will need to be a member of AOCRA


AOCRA insurance/membership

$70pp


AOCRA insurance/membership is paid online though the AOCRA website


To register and pay follow the steps:


1. Go to the AOCRA website - www.aocra.com.au 

2. Click on the “Join AOCRA” tab at the top of the page

3. Click on the “I'm not a Member- I want to join" button, then select "New Member"

4. Select WA Zone, then Mandurah Ocean Club

5. Fill in you information and tick all the boxes

6. Pay your money and you’re in!!


AOCRA insurance/membership includes 
Stand Up Paddlers (SUP) and is a full competitive membership.
This covers you for a 12 month period from the date you sign up. This Insurance/membership covers personal injury sustained during scheduled training sessions and regatta events including travel to and from training and events.

This insurance also covers all outrigger and SUP paddlers at CWA events (except State Championships) as MOC is now affiliated with CWA.

If you don't want to join AOCRA you will have to pay a $20 day insurance per event.

Contact Julie Bartley for membership information:


Email: jdbartley@iinet.net.au 
Phone: 0413 022 870


Outrigger Membership



The Mandurah Ocean Club (MOC) is affiliated with Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA)

If you wish to race in AOCRA sanctioned events as a member of MOC 
you will need to be a member of AOCRA



AOCRA insurance/membership

$70


$5 of this fee goes straight into the Junior Development bank account.

AOCRA insurance/membership is paid online though the AOCRA website


To register and pay follow the steps:


1. Go to the AOCRA website - www.aocra.com.au 

2. Click on the “Join AOCRA” tab at the top of the page

3. Click on the “I'm not a Member- I want to join" button, then select "New Member"

4. Select WA Zone, then Mandurah Ocean Club

5. Fill in you information and tick all the boxes

6. Pay your money and you’re in!!


AOCRA insurance/membership is full competitive membership.
This covers you for a 12 month period from the date you sign up. This Insurance/membership covers personal injury sustained during scheduled training sessions and regatta events including travel to and from training and events.

This insurance also covers all outrigger and ski paddlers at CWA events (except State Championships) as MOC is now affiliated with CWA.

Email the registrar for membership information.

Ski Paddler Membership




The Mandurah Ocean Club (MOC) is affiliated with Canoeing WA (CWA)


If you wish to race in Canoeing WA events as a member of MOC 
you will need to be a member of CWA

Canoeing WA insurance/membership

$40pp

Please download and fill out the following CWA membership form.

CWA Membership Form

Complete the for and email it to
Mat Smith - 920rookie@westnet.com.au 

CWA insurance/membership can be paid by either direct deposit or cash.

Direct deposit to club account:
BSB 805 022
AC 106835
(please put your name and email as reference)

For any queries contact Mat Smith
Email: 920rookie@westnet.com.au 
Phone: 0411 086 820

The Canoeing WA Paddler Membership is a full competitive membership.  
This allows you to race in all CWA events including State Championships. 
To compete in outriggers at (AOCRA sanctioned) events CWA members must pay a $20 day insurance per event.