Competing in Te Aito, Tahiti (July 2014)

By Joern Scherzer

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Competing In Te Aito, Tahiti (July 2014)

Project 2014-04-30 20:32:01 +1200

The project is about raising the funds to compete at Te Aito on 19 July 2014. Te Aito is the biggest and most prestigious va'a (also known as outrigger canoeing or waka ama in New Zealand) long distance ocean race for single rudderless outrigger canoes (V1) in the world. The event attracts over 600 paddlers in the men's division alone, over a distance of 28km (check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8HEUZqxWM).

Outrigger canoeing as a sport has its roots in the South Pacific, and is very popular in many Pacific nations such as Australia, Tahiti, and the US. The sport is known as Waka Ama in New Zealand, and also growing strongly here, with now over 4,000 paddlers across New Zealand.

I am a highly competitive outrigger paddler from New Zealand, within the top 3 in New Zealand. I achieved a third place at the National Waka Ama Sprint Championships in Cambridge (V1 over 500m) in January 2014, a second place at the New Zealand Aito in Auckland in March 2014 (see www.aotearoaaito.com, I won the event in 2013), and a second place at the recent New Zealand Long Distance Nationals in Christchurch.

Te Aito is THE place to go in order to compete against the best in V1 long distance paddling, and to further develop and improve my paddling by learning from the best. This will also play a key role in preparing me for the World Sprint Champs in Australia in 2016.

I need to raise approximately $1,800 in order to be able to compete. Funds raised will assist with travel, accommodation, entry fees and coaching.

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Updates 1

Detail on W1 workshop

20/06/2014 at 9:17 PM

When/Where:

-          3 August 2014

-          1-3pm (approximately 2 hours)

-          venue to be confirmed (likely Porirua or Wellington City)

Approach:

-          Interactive presentation and discussion, including demonstration using a rudderless W1

-          Each pledge covers an adult and one junior 

Topics:

-         Rigging and set-up (Tools needed, Hull set up, distance hull to ama, ama set up, toe-in?)

-          Asymmetric paddling? rudderless W1 vs ruddered OC1

-          Forward stroke (Parallel pull, ama/non-ama side, legs)

-          Steering

o   back (stern push away stroke, J-stroke, power pry / goon stroke, rudder stroke, poke)

o   front (C stroke, forward sweep, angle of blade at entry)

o   turning at speed (around markers) / low speed

o   anticipation

-         Sprint paddling

-         Downwind paddling (sitting up, leaning back, changing sides, bumps, stroke rate)

-         Racing strategies & tactics 

-         Q&A

    Pledgers 22

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-23 22:30:31 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-23 22:24:23 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-23 22:22:27 +1200
    Robyn
    2014-06-23 19:22:02 +1200
    Valerie Sum
    2014-06-23 18:02:10 +1200
    Dave Grantham
    2014-06-23 17:12:15 +1200
    leiseane
    2014-06-23 16:43:39 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-23 16:21:43 +1200
    John xu
    2014-06-23 16:05:40 +1200
    Reinhard Chantelau
    2014-06-23 15:43:21 +1200
    Jack Wormald
    2014-06-23 12:23:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-22 14:56:07 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-22 14:22:07 +1200
    Helen Maddox
    2014-06-22 11:51:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-20 22:30:04 +1200
    Francis Fanning
    2014-06-18 19:21:58 +1200
    Geoff Atkinson
    2014-06-18 15:11:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-14 11:44:42 +1200
    Liz Yeaman
    2014-05-07 08:35:13 +1200
    Alastair Hines
    2014-05-07 08:02:38 +1200
    terry
    2014-05-06 09:37:30 +1200
    leiseane
    2014-05-06 09:27:51 +1200

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    Competing In Te Aito, Tahiti (July 2014)

    Project 2014-04-30 20:32:01 +1200

    The project is about raising the funds to compete at Te Aito on 19 July 2014. Te Aito is the biggest and most prestigious va'a (also known as outrigger canoeing or waka ama in New Zealand) long distance ocean race for single rudderless outrigger canoes (V1) in the world. The event attracts over 600 paddlers in the men's division alone, over a distance of 28km (check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8HEUZqxWM).

    Outrigger canoeing as a sport has its roots in the South Pacific, and is very popular in many Pacific nations such as Australia, Tahiti, and the US. The sport is known as Waka Ama in New Zealand, and also growing strongly here, with now over 4,000 paddlers across New Zealand.

    I am a highly competitive outrigger paddler from New Zealand, within the top 3 in New Zealand. I achieved a third place at the National Waka Ama Sprint Championships in Cambridge (V1 over 500m) in January 2014, a second place at the New Zealand Aito in Auckland in March 2014 (see www.aotearoaaito.com, I won the event in 2013), and a second place at the recent New Zealand Long Distance Nationals in Christchurch.

    Te Aito is THE place to go in order to compete against the best in V1 long distance paddling, and to further develop and improve my paddling by learning from the best. This will also play a key role in preparing me for the World Sprint Champs in Australia in 2016.

    I need to raise approximately $1,800 in order to be able to compete. Funds raised will assist with travel, accommodation, entry fees and coaching.

    Comments

    Detail on W1 workshop

    20/06/2014 at 9:17 PM

    When/Where:

    -          3 August 2014

    -          1-3pm (approximately 2 hours)

    -          venue to be confirmed (likely Porirua or Wellington City)

    Approach:

    -          Interactive presentation and discussion, including demonstration using a rudderless W1

    -          Each pledge covers an adult and one junior 

    Topics:

    -         Rigging and set-up (Tools needed, Hull set up, distance hull to ama, ama set up, toe-in?)

    -          Asymmetric paddling? rudderless W1 vs ruddered OC1

    -          Forward stroke (Parallel pull, ama/non-ama side, legs)

    -          Steering

    o   back (stern push away stroke, J-stroke, power pry / goon stroke, rudder stroke, poke)

    o   front (C stroke, forward sweep, angle of blade at entry)

    o   turning at speed (around markers) / low speed

    o   anticipation

    -         Sprint paddling

    -         Downwind paddling (sitting up, leaning back, changing sides, bumps, stroke rate)

    -         Racing strategies & tactics 

    -         Q&A

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-23 22:30:31 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-23 22:24:23 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-23 22:22:27 +1200
      Robyn
      2014-06-23 19:22:02 +1200
      Valerie Sum
      2014-06-23 18:02:10 +1200
      Dave Grantham
      2014-06-23 17:12:15 +1200
      leiseane
      2014-06-23 16:43:39 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-23 16:21:43 +1200
      John xu
      2014-06-23 16:05:40 +1200
      Reinhard Chantelau
      2014-06-23 15:43:21 +1200
      Jack Wormald
      2014-06-23 12:23:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-22 14:56:07 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-22 14:22:07 +1200
      Helen Maddox
      2014-06-22 11:51:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-20 22:30:04 +1200
      Francis Fanning
      2014-06-18 19:21:58 +1200
      Geoff Atkinson
      2014-06-18 15:11:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-14 11:44:42 +1200
      Liz Yeaman
      2014-05-07 08:35:13 +1200
      Alastair Hines
      2014-05-07 08:02:38 +1200
      terry
      2014-05-06 09:37:30 +1200
      leiseane
      2014-05-06 09:27:51 +1200

      Followers of Competing in Te Aito, Tahiti (July 2014)

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/06/2014 at 10:30 PM.