OC1 CLUB MEMBERSHIP
ALL NJDBC members "in good standing" may join the NJDBC Outrigger Club for an additional fee of $50.
Those who successfully passed tip test and paid their 2022 NJDBC membership fee may take out outriggers at anytime this season. (Testers = any prior season OC member). Test includes successfully assembling and disassembling an OC-1, paddling an oval course, successfully get back into a flipped outrigger in deeper water.
Book OC-1 time using the OC-1 reservation calendar. All members will have access to this calendar through their email addresses. Enter your name into a time block.
Report any damage to Ellen, and post on the OC-1 calendar so no one tries to book it take it out.
Everyone must wear a life jacket to take out an OC1.
Go out with a paddling partner until you get comfortable in one.
If lightning or thunder is near and you don't feel you have enough time to get back, paddle to the nearest shore and pull the outrigger out. Seek shelter and wait for the storm to pass before returning the OC1 to the rack.
If you flip the outrigger and not able to get back on, try to swim the OC1 back to a shore, or if you are just too tired, then leave the equipment and swim back to shore. And then either call me or work to secure help in retrieving the equipment with our club's row boat, dragon boat or kayak.
Make sure to bring water to stay hydrated!