Outrigger Program

Contact outrigger@vckc.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone at WUTG!

Bon and Marianne are your new outrigger program directors.  Looking forward to meeting everyone and discussing the future of outrigger in our club, suggestions, where we go from here. 

VCKC Members are reminded not to paddle in Colquitz Creek. It is off-limits year-round.  Also, please try to avoid rafts of birds on the inlet as many of them are resting here on their migrations and when we paddle too close they fly away and waste valuable energy.

Program Overview

The Outrigger program offers both recreational and competitive ocean paddling opportunities. VCKC has three 6-seat outrigger canoes (OC6) which is used to explore the waters around Victoria, on recreational paddles, and for team training and racing.  Two are Calmar Class, and one is a Mirage.

The club also has two single seat outriggers (OC1's) that are used on the Gorge Waterway and in Victoria harbour. 

Practice Schedule and Boat Usage

Our teams practice regularly for fitness, recreation and race preparations; the practice schedule is updated on a monthly basis. Changes to the schedule may be requested by contacting the Outrigger Director.

To learn more about outrigger paddling opportunities at VCKC, please contact the Outrigger Program Director, Graham Hayes at outrigger@vckc.ca.

Special Events

Wake Up the Gorge: Our springtime event offers two heats of 1000 meters in two lanes around one buoy at 500 meters. Each team's time total will result in awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the various categories.                                 

Outrigger Guidelines

We strongly recommend that you read both:

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