Club Update 2017 – What’s Next?

A short update from Drew here.  It has been awhile since the status of the club organization has been shared, but here’s what’s been going on and what’s coming up for anyone who might be curious. By the way, we’ve had a few inquiries lately, too, so that’s good! Boats have been donated to the …

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Nationals 2017 Results

Suppose we should have posted this earlier, here are the results from the 2017 Nationals in Florida.   BIG thanks to the Washington Canoe Club for getting us in some more team boat races this year! Senior Division:  C-4 Men’s 1000m: 3rd place C-2 Men’s 200m: 5th and 6th place Master’s Division: C-1 1000m: 2nd and …

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Training Plans – What to Do Differently?

Ventura Olympic Canoe Club

The Ventura Olympic Canoe Club has always prided itself on being innovative and willing to try new things in terms of training and equipment; we’re not afraid to experiment.  In fact, it’s pretty much a guarantee that what we did for a training program last year will not be the same in the coming year, even …

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Inventory: July, 2017

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 …

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Preparations for the 2017 Nationals

2017 US Nationals

The Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Championships will be held in Clermont, Florida, hosted by the South Florida Canoe and Kayak Club.  This will be the first time the Nationals have been held in Florida, much less at this venue.  Details about the Nationals may be found at the 2017 Sprint Nationals site. The Ventura …

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Ventura Harbor Web Cam

In case you want to view the weather at the Ventura Harbor, try out this live web cam — Ventura Harbor Webcam Our main paddling areas are behind this camera in the Ventura Keys, and this camera points to the only spot in the Harbor where one is likely to have some ocean swell action, …

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Nationals 2016 Results

The Ventura Olympic Canoe Club was represented at the US Canoe and Kayak Sprint Nationals for the first time in close to two decades this past August.  Two Senior Master canoe paddlers raced for VOCC and together brought home five gold and three silver medals, earning 5th Place for the club in the Masters division …

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GoPro Training

We’ve been using a GoPro Silver camera mounted on the front and back of canoes to provide some training videos this past year.  One of the most effective things you can do for any athlete is to show them exactly how they look and what they are doing right and wrong.  The mental view never …

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