The re-birth of the club got a good boost this year with donations of boats from Dana Outrigger Canoe Club and Bob “Gomes” Hahn. DOCC purchased a trailer from Hawaii Canoe and Kayak that had several old boats on it and they donated three of them to VOCC; two Van Dusen “Hawks” and a Van Dusen K-2. Gomes followed up later with a donation of a Van Dusen “Eagle” and two Struer doubles, a C-2 “Omega” and a K-2 “Regina.”
The boats all needed some attention and maintenance, including new seats and foot braces for the boats from DOCC and a lot of glass and refinishing for the Omega.
All of the boats are nearly ready for paddling again. With the C-1 donated by Jim Ross, and the Nelo owned by Drew, the boat inventory is looking pretty good for starting the club in the summer of 2018.