Kumu'ohu Challenge 2016

ATTENTION - There will be some road closures in DC on Saturday.  It should not effect the are area around WCC but please leave extra time to get to the club.


The members of the Washington Canoe Club are pleased to invite you to the 12th Annual Kumu'ohu Challenge on the Potomac River. This is both the season opening race of the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association sanctioned OC1/OC2 points series and the Mid-Atlantic SUP racing season.  In addition to outrigger and SUP, classes will include surfski, sea kayak, and ICF sprint canoe/kayak. Come celebrate the spring thaw with a great day of paddling and camaraderie in the Nation's Capital.  

The race course is on the relatively protected water of the Potomac River, beginning and ending in front of the Washington Canoe Club on the beautiful Georgetown waterfront. The OC1/OC2, surfski, and sea kayak course will be 15 km, while the SUP and sprint canoe/kayak course will be 8 km. Note: Both races will be run concurrently.

Each participant must have in his possession a PFD, Type I, II, III, or V approved by either the US Coast Guard or the District of Columbia and each boat must have at least one whistle while on the water. Please plan accordingly. In addition, SUP paddlers are encouraged to wear leashes.

Results will be posted on this website at the conclusion of the race.  

Parking:  Parking is not available at WCC for members or guests.  There is ample pay parking along the Georgetown waterfront.  In addition to the limited street parking, there are several parking garages available. Parking garage information can be found at http://www.georgetowndc.com/visitor-map-travel/parking.

Allow extra time for parking and walking to the race venue.  See schedule for times when there will be someone at the WCC gate to assist with boat/board drop off.

Registration:  There will be no race-day registration.  Please register for the race online.  

Shirts for sale:Technical T-shirts for men and tank tops for women will be available for purchase at the race. They are $25 each but we can only accept cash or a check made payable to Friends of the Washington Canoe Club. 

Saturday, April 16

8:00-10:00 AM:  Boat/board drop off and race check in
        10:00 AM:  Race start
          1:00 PM:  Award ceremony and lunch 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Dan Havens, Kathleen Mcnamee1OC-2Open 20-39Mixed
Martin Lowenfish2OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Gil Ross, Di Eckerle4OC-2Sr. Masters 50+Mixed
Audrey Dannenberg6OC-1Golden Masters 60+Girl
Kim Stewart14OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Johannes Wehebrink17OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Amanda Li19OC-1Open 20-39Girl
Rachel Shackelford20OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Megan Pfeiffer21OC-1Open 20-39Girl
Andrew Dima22OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Dale Andrade25OC-1Golden Masters 60+Guy
Matt Myers26OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Ruth Woollett, Miako Villanueva27OC-2Open 20-39Girl
Becca Pinkus, Christine Morioka28OC-2Open 20-39Girl
Pam Boteler30OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Andrey Drachenko31OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Elizabeth Pennisi, Matthew Butcher32OC-2Masters 40+Mixed
Liz Wissner, Christie Ciabotti33OC-2Masters 40+Girl
Carlos Espada38OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Kelly Rhodes41OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Joel Clement43OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Nathaniel Day46OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Blaise Rhodes49OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Kate Mooney50OC-1Open 20-39Girl
William Woodruff52Surfski SingleGolden Masters 60+Guy
James Ma54OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Yosef Dayan55Surfski SingleSr. Masters 50+Guy
Jeff Waalkes57Sea KayakGolden Masters 60+Guy
Vera Law, Sibin Chen62OC-2Open 20-39Mixed
Betsy Ray64OC-1Open 20-39Girl
William Rhodes67OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Luke Rhodes69OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Natasha Quiroga71OC-1Open 20-39Girl
Joel Collins72OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Tony Soukhaseum74OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Chris Bayne76OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Lowell Usrey81OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Brendan O'callaghan82OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Kyle Cavanaugh86OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Emily Harris87OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Kathy Summers3SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Charlie Martel5SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Scott Cooper7SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jessica Witchoski8SUP SurfboardOpen 18-49Girl
Roxan Ordal9SUP SurfboardOpen 18-49Girl
Jeff Cook10SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Chris Lee11SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Veronica Lee12SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Erica Baker13SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Jason Howell15SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Nicholas Barrish16SUP 14'Junior 17&UGuy
Matt Jones18SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Bruce Rankin23SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Cheryl Williams29SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Josh Rodas34SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Nick Sidlin35SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Mariano Daguiar36SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Robert Bowman39SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Michaela Carpenter42SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Kevin Rawls47SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Julie Coyle48SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Daniel Elliott51SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
William Barrish56SUP SurfboardOpen 18-49Guy
Jeff Mcintyre58SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Scott Jorss59SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Wyatt Everhart60SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Brooke Donlon61SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Brian Meyer63SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Lisa Long65SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Erik Kauffman66SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Michael Tavares68SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Kevin Haigis70SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Julie Borsetti73SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Brenda Norman75SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Mark Saunders77SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Juan Loria78SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Malissa Austin79SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Alicia Shea80SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Jason Phipps84SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Lindsay Cook85SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Gil Ross4C1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Mason Mailloux24K1Junior 17&UMixed
Danila Konoplev40C1Junior 17&UGuy
Victoria Stocker44K1Junior 17&UGirl
Amber Tomas, Leslie Roberts45K2Open 18-39Girl
Tomas Ferreira, Danila Konoplev53C2Junior 17&UGuy
Koen Van Ginkel83K1Sr. Masters 50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

15K Race:  Beginning at the WCC dock, paddle across river to Virginia shore and behind Roosevelt Island.  Continue downstream past 14th St. Bridge and turn counterclockwise on the first red channel marker on the DC side of the river.  Remain on the DC side of the river back to WCC. Continue upstream 0.5 km to buoy and back to WCC, finishing at the WCC dock.

8K Race:  Beginning at the WCC dock, paddle across river to Virginia shore and behind Roosevelt Island.  Continue downstream and turn around the second arch on the Virginia side of Memorial Bridge.  Then work your way to the buoy in front of the Kennedy Center and follow DC shore back to WCC.  Continue upstream for 2 km, round buoy and paddle back to WCC, finishing at the WCC dock.

We reserve the right to change the course due to river conditions on the morning of the race.
3700 Water Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007


Apr 16, 2016


Washington, DC