Virtual Winter Series Race #3 / March 14-27, 2021

Host Clubs: False Creek Racing Canoe Club (Vancouver), Fort Langley Canoe Club (Langley) and Latitude 48 Paddling Club (Victoria).

The racing is over, and the results are in! Congratulations to all participants who raced over the past two weeks in unusually erratic March weather. CLICK HERE for race results. And stay tuned for the next series, and enjoy your personal solo victories over the past 3 months.

For more information CLICK HERE

Race particulars are as follows:

  • 2021 CORA membership is required to participate.
  • Each race will have a short and long course and general course configuration determined by the host clubs and described on the CORA website.
  • A GPS watch or ERG computer is required to record your virtual race.
  • Race fees are Cdn$20 per adult, Cdn$10 per junior (19 & under) – calculated based on birthdate. Race proceeds (net of GST) will be shared equally by the 7 host clubs at the end of the series.
  • Eligible small boats: V1, OC1 and OC2, C1, K1, surfski single and double, marathon canoe single and double, SUP, kayak, Concept2 erg and KayakPro erg.
  • Age divisions: Junior (19 & under), Open (20-39), Masters 40+ (40-49), Masters 50+ (50-59), Masters 60+ (60-69) and Masters 70+ (70 and over) – calculated based on birthdate.  We have limited the Open division to a specific age range for ease of calculation.
  • Gender divisions: Women (all boats), Men (all boats) and Mixed (OC2, surfski double and marathon double).

CORA Town Hall #3 (Sat, Mar 20, 2021): The Tale of 27 Boats

This third meeting in the CORA town hall series is all about the development of OC1s (solo outrigger canoes), and the merits of the range of OC1s presently on the market. Canadian paddler Bob Stewart, who paddles out of Vancouver BC and Maui Hawaii, will join the CORA board and describe his colourful history with OC1s, of which he’s owned and paddled more than any cold-water Canadian we know of. Bob and CORA board directors will review the recent historical development of solo outriggers, from initial designs 30 years ago to the current breed of carbon / computer-aided-design constructed boats that have swept the paddling world.

Click the image below to watch a recording of the Town Hall.

CORA Coach Panel #2 (Sat, Mar 6, 2021): Making the Most of Available Resources, Pandemic or Not

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 / 4:00PM – 5.30PM (Pacific)
Presented by Kamini Jain and Andrea Dillon

The pandemic has given our vibrant solo canoe community a huge boost. Whether new or a veteran, one of the things we know about outrigger canoe is that there is always a way we can get faster. Keys to success include knowing what resources are available and how to utilize them for the most benefit. Any club, regardless of size or resident coaching, can develop and build a successful plan.

Kamini and Andrea will discuss resources such as technical coaching, training programs, training partners, mentors and machines; how to use them and how to choose them.

Click the image below to watch a recording of the panel.