Outrigger Program


The 2019 season will start off with our 10th Annual Spring Training Camp in Maui, HI. Outrigger paddlers have the opportunity to experience the true sport of outrigger, complete with ocean paddling, voyaging, and learning about the culture. Our intent is always to bring this experience home and share with all the Club paddlers. We have a full line up of races to attend (check out the race schedule) through the season including Penticton, Kelowna, the Gorge and Harrison Springs for the National Championships.

The 2019 IVF World Distance Championships will be held in Mooloolaba, Australia in early August. We have 3 Club paddlers attending this elite event. In the fall we will host the time trials to select Team Canada for the 2020 World Sprints (to be held in Hilo, Hawaii), we expect a large Team Canada for this event. Trials will be help September 28-29, if you are not racing but want to volunteer please get in touch with us.

As usual we intend to keep developing our novice program. The best place to start is a Wednesday evening intro session with our coaches and experienced paddlers. We continue to encourage new paddlers to attend the races with us, racing a shorter distance or even with experienced paddlers if you already have a good fitness base and are up for a challenge.

First year outrigger program: $295 (membership included)

Regular Outrigger program: General membership fee + $160.

In addition, an annual fee of $25 paid to CORA, the National governing body, is required for any paddler attending a CORA race. This is self registration.

We encourage new members to participate at the Recreation OC6 sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning to learn the basic skills in the 6 man boat. Once you are comfortable in the OC6 you may move onto the 1 and 2 person outrigger canoes. An orientation session from Lynda or a volunteer coach is required. Once you sign up we will email regular updates on training sessions and all program activities to keep you updated.