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Training & Race Calendar

Capsize Drill - Huli  
Outrigger canoes can and will capsize. This is called a “huli” and all new members will be introduced to the rules and hopefully complete a drill before experiencing a real huli.
In the event of the boat tipping, do not try to jump, just sit and roll with the canoe. Once upside down, push your legs against the bottom of canoe and you body will go down away from canoe and
surface close to canoe.
The first thing we do is checked that our “buddy” is also safe. Buddies are: seat 1 and 2, seat 3 and 4
and seat 5 and steerer. If your buddy has not surfaced, please investigate. Paddles are passed
down to seat 1 and steerer for protection.
Next we take positions for the righting of the canoe. Seat 1 and steerer control the position of
the canoe based on wind and waves and ordered by steerer. Seat 3 and 4 position themselves next to kiato overhangs ready to jump on them. Seats 2 and 5 are below the ama ready to push it upwards.
On the steerer’s command, the ama is raised and the kiato pushed down and hopefully the canoe is righted. Be careful of your heads at all times and don’t let the ama “bang” onto water as it can split.
Once righted, 2 paddlers jump in and start bailing and as the water level falls, more people can hop in and paddle on steerer’s request.

Huli Drills Link Video :
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Recommended Clothing
During winter we recommend full cover of body excluding hands (fingerless gloves) and face for practical reasons. Members generally wear padded or neoprene shorts over long tights,and long sleeve tops. Aquashoes are also recommended for the faint hearted.
During the summer season members can wear any sport appropriate clothing but we recommend
protecting against UV either by wearing UV clothing or using sunscreen.
Water is needed for all sessions and water packs for long distance trainings or bottles.
All personal items taken in boat could be lost in a capsize so don’t bring something you can’t afford
to lose.
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