Exciting news in the paddling community!

The International Paralympic announced the inclusion of Va’a in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. CAOO President Jan Whitaker extends a heartfelt thanks to all the paddlers, physical therapists, members of CAOO and supporters in the Rochester area who have worked so hard since 1997 to make this new opportunity available to our Ohana of paddlers around the world.  Read more...

CAOO supports Veterans in the USCA National Championship Sprint Races


Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, Inc. was proud to support the participation of three military veterans in the United States Canoe Association National Championship Sprint Races held on the Connecticut River in Northfield, Massachusetts on Thursday, August 11, 2016. CAOO provided boats and other equipment free of charge to the veterans who had participated in Disabled Sports USA chapter Paracanoe programs. Derrick Mertowski (CAOO) and Dave Nichols (Adaptive Sports Foundation) respectively earned silver and bronze medals in this event. CAOO President Jan Whitaker introduced the veterans to the sport of Paracanoe.

Pierce Medals in World Championships! 

Congratulations to Anja Pierce who placed 3rd in the Women’s V1 L3 Class in the 2016 International Canoe Federation Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany on May 19, 2016.


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