In 2014 we plan to pick up where we left off with our program development. We have purchased a couple of new outrigger canoes (an OC1 and OC2) and with all of the new recruits in 2013 we intend to get to more races.
Club fun regatta's proved to be very popular so we will add a few of those to our schedule along with a number of away regatta's.
Fee structure for 2016 is as follows:
First year outrigger
program: $215, this includes membership
program: General membership fees plus $175.
In addition, an annual
fee of $25 paid to CORA, the National governing body, is required
for any paddler attending a CORA race.
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.
Practice times; May through September 2016
Once you join the program we will send out weekly email updates to confirm practices and other information. The general outline is as follows.
Boat priority will go to;
Newcomer and Visitors OC6: join us Wednesdays, meet for
6:15pm at panabode.
Recreation: Wednesdays 6:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am (or 8:30 for
a group paddle)
Small Boats Training Group: Tuesday 6:00am (weather
Objective is to train 2x week in big boats with crews similar in
skill level and age category.
See weekly schedule template for boat priority, all others first
Experienced paddlers are encouraged to join us Wednesdays to
paddle with newcomers and help coach, seat priority goes to
All paddlers must be experienced or have permission to use small
boats. You must be knowledgeable of; rigging, carrying technique, huli process, boat care. Please see Lynda for orientation and
permission if you are new to the program.
See the 2016 race schedule posted in the panabode for a list of
races we plan to attend, as well as the sign up procedure. We will
set crews for the races based on the sign up numbers and specific
The crews will be set by the coaching team and may require a time
control for seat selection in some situations.