Race Development

Race Development

About Us

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

Adults 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.

We use the FCRCC’s OC6, OC4 & OC2 boats, located at the club’s compound at the Burrard Civic Marina (Whyte Avenue, next to Vanier Park).  FCRCC paddles and lifejackets are also available.

As with other FCRCC outrigger programs, RD paddlers must be full Individual Members of the FCRCC. We have a nominal program fee which pays for coaching on Sundays and other expenses.

Our Practices

We have three practices per week year-round, weather permitting, on Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30 to 9:00 pm) and Sunday mornings (8:30 am (race season)/9:00 am (off season) to 10:30 am).

We have coached practices on Sunday mornings and we follow a training schedule designed by our coach for our week-night practices.

From May through August, we coordinate our week-night practices with the Novice OC6 Program.

We occasionally set up group sessions and orientation in the FCRCC’s solo (OC1) boats for our newer members.

Join Us

If you are an experienced outrigger paddler, you can come to a couple of our practices at no charge, to try us out. You can also join for a one month trial membership ($60.00, for first timers only) which will be credited to your full FCRCC membership, if you decide to join the club.

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