All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘paddles’

9th Annual Day on The River Great Success!

We held the 9th Annual Day on The River in the turning basin so we could all see how nice it will be when The Floathouse (boat and board rental center) floats there, making “every day a day on the river”. Hundreds joined us. In multiple types of watercraft, people young and old, experienced and otherwise, all plied the waterway, […]

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Young Hawaiian outrigger paddlers

Outrigger canoeing

Outrigger canoes can be paddled by one (OC-1), two (OC-2), four (OC-4), or six people (OC-6) sitting on or in a central hull with an “ama” to one side to provide stability. The six person canoes are 45′ long and weigh approximately 400 lbs. There are three outrigger canoe clubs in Petaluma: He’e Nalu Outrigger Canoe Club Marin-Sonoma, Lokahi Outrigger […]

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Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the latest craze to sweep our waterways, and has been likened by some enthusiasts to walking on water. Paddlers stand astride their boards, which are more stable versions of their surf cousins, and use long paddles to propel them. A typical board is 10-14′ long and weighs 30-40 pounds. How to get involved… There are […]

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Ed paddles his sea kayak


Of all the boats you’ll see on the river, kayaks come in the most sizes and shapes. They include “sit-in” types which seat the paddler inside the kayak or “sit atop” types which seat the paddler outside, on top of the kayak. Surfskis are specialized boats that are fast and tippy and do well in rough conditions. Racing kayaks are […]

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