outrigger paddling written by Jana April 26, 2009 In case you’ve never seen an outrigger canoe on the open ocean, here’s a peek (and can you tell why I love it???): Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post reflux next post working with fear More Posts Like This One Hard Things The Ocean & Me Getting healthy, one day at a time the Outrigger Kama Sutra My 39th Birthday Wish my steps on the horizon between Scylla & Charybdis Mary Monday: poetry in motion just one of the reasons that I’m not... 6 comments Alisa April 27, 2009 - 12:25 am I’m out of breath, watching this. What power, strength and teamwork it takes. Reply John (with an h) April 28, 2009 - 6:49 am The soundtrack playing while you paddle would make it cooler. What was the drill at about 1m in where some people hopped into the ocean and others climbed into the vacated seats? And finally, is this an excuse to buy and wear cool UnderArmor athletic gear? Reply John (with an h) April 28, 2009 - 6:52 am Does someone call cadence? Reply jana April 28, 2009 - 3:46 pm The dropping into the ocean is to change seats on long races–three ppl ‘drop’ out to the support boat and 3 ppl jump in replace them. But the canoe never stops moving during all of this–it’s all about the timing. The #2 seat calls the paddle switches every 15 strokes or so and the steersman helps to keep everyone paddling in unison. Of course the teams in this vid are just slightly more smooth and organized than our novice team :) JohnW: If you’re ever interested, I’d love to have you join us for paddling sometime! Having been a swimmer, I think you’d totally love it. Reply jana April 28, 2009 - 3:48 pm PS: Our team is sponsored by Patagonia so most of us get our performancewear from them (at a nice discount, I should add). Our Jerseys are really cool (made of quick drying capilene)–I’ll show ya sometime. Reply G April 29, 2009 - 8:40 pm whoa… so very cool (and people jumping out of boats too!) Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.