2016 HCRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
|Ke'ehi Lagoon, Oahu, Hawai'i, Saturday August 6th, 2016|
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|Friday August 5th, 2016:||TBA||Tent Setup|
|TBA||Canoe Weigh In|
|1pm-5pm||Merchandise Tent Open|
|Saturday August 6th, 2016:||TBA||Opening Ceremonies|
|(Note: No warming up on the water is allowed after 7:30am)|
|8:00am||Merchandise Tent Open|
Although the State of Hawaii, Department of Health has not yet lifted the brown water advisory for the Keehi Lagoon area, the testing is showing much improvement to the water quality and barring any other unforeseen circumstances, HCRA intends to hold the Saturday, August 6 State Championship Races as scheduled.
We have also been informed that the Environmental Protection Agency will be posting signs at the site advising of possible water quality issues.
As such, we are strongly recommending that boat holders not be used by participating clubs and crews. We are also recommending that no person be in the water any more than is necessary. The Association will put in place foot wash stations as well as having a first aid tent available. We strongly encourage each club and participant to take any other precaution they see fit including wearing booties, not entering the water if you have cuts or open sores or your health is compromised for any reason. Liberal use of anti-bacterial gel, alcohol wipes and other methods of washing after contact with the water are suggested. Please be reminded that showers will not be on and that a rinse station will be set up at the 1/4 mile flags.
We remind everyone that participation is voluntary. As we say when there are waves or other adverse conditions, If in doubt, don't go out!
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we worked through this challenge presented by mother nature. Special thanks to all of the people who vetted other venues, diligently cleaned Keehi Lagoon, and who have and are working hard to make sure we can run a safe and successful Championship race.
Good luck paddlers!
The HCRA Board of Directors The HCRA Board of Directors