Mike Scioli

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Jun 28

Invasive, pest species now infesting Lake Travis

I heard this sad news on our local NPR affiliate, KUT 90.5 FM, yesterday. Texas paddlers should be aware that an invasive pest species, the Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) has become established in Lake Travis (now classified as ‘infested’). (photo credit Amy Benson, USGS, 1992-03-14) Our sister club, Hoewa’a Dallas OCC, should be aware that …

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Jun 17

2017 Austin OCC Sprints – 08 July

2017-06-30 update : Click to view the Austin OCC members “Who is bringing what?” list. 2017-06-30 update : Click to download the event waiver and release of liability. Austin OCC will host our OC-6 sprint event on Saturday 08 July 2017. The venue will, again, be LCRA’s Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park : 603 …

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Jun 14

Building our own ‘iakos (spars) for the outrigger canoes

Someone once showed me a bumper-sticker that read, “A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money.” Work on the outrigger canoes never stops around here. There is always another bubble in the gel-coat protecting the gunwales, another scratch in the gel-coat protecting the hull, etc. The Texas sun plays Hell …

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May 27

Austin Outrigger Canoe Club meets Girl Scouts of Central Texas

We were thrilled to take on the mighty-women-in-training from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas this morning! A baker’s dozen of young women turned-out for this opportunity with about one-half that number of adult supervisors. This is part of our outreach, and part of our mission (both as an outrigger club and as a 501(c)3 …

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Aug 29

2016 Austin OCC Bill Krutzer Ironman event

When Saturday, 17 September, 2016 Where : Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin, TX 1706 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730 LAT : 30.32883707, LONG : -97.84306773 Park rules and camping reservations can be found here What : 10 – 12 mile outrigger race (OC-6 : women, men, mixed) Start : 0830 hrs if multiple heats …

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Aug 20

2014 TOCC Paniolo Ironman Event

2014-08-16 Mud Lake (Clear Lake, TX) Texas Outrigger Canoe Club (TOCC) hosted their annual Paniolo Ironman Event. The 2014 Paniolo Ironman was a 10-mile run from Mud Lake through the Kemah Channel out into the bay. The participating crews were from the host club (TOCC), Hokulele OCC (HOCC), Hoewa’a Dallas OCC (HDOCC), and Austin OCC …

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Aug 09

We’re back

Welcome to the Austin Outrigger Canoe Club website, the online home of AOCC in Austin, Texas.  We are currently undergoing some reconstruction so please excuse the mess! If you have questions about outrigger canoeing in Austin or if you are interested in coming out to a practice, please contact Justin McGuire, president-for-life and coach at …

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