Race Development

The Race Development (RD) Outrigger Program is for people interested in improving their paddling skills and competing in shorter distance races (<15 km) around Metro Vancouver, other parts of British Columbia, and Washington state.

People who have completed an introductory outrigger course (such as the FCRCC Novice Outrigger Program), or who have equivalent outrigger experience, are welcome to join us.

Our Practices

We practice year-round, three times per week, on Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30 to 9:00) and Sunday mornings (8:30/9:00 am to 10:30). We use the club outrigger boats, located at the Burrard FCRCC compound (Whyte Avenue, next to Vanier Park).  

We have coached practices on Sunday mornings, and our coach provides a training schedule for our weeknight practices.

Occasionally, we have group sessions and orientation in the club solo (OC-1) boats.

From May through August, we coordinate our weeknight practices with the Novice OC6 Program.

Costs

As with other FCRCC outrigger programs, RD paddlers must be full individual members.Also, we have a program fee which pays for coaching and other team expenses.

There also is a one-month trial membership for first timers ($60.00) which is credited to your full membership fee if you decide to join the FCRCC.

Join Us

If you are an experienced outrigger paddler, you are welcome to come to a few of our practices at no charge, to try us out.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Elaine Jones at casawalnut@gmail.com