Solo Outrigger Canoe (OC1)
An OC1 is an excellent cross training canoe as it can provide immediate feedback on how the paddler is paddling. This Outrigger Canoe has 1 person in it, giving it the name of an OC1. It’s also a great way to learn technique on your own time and allow for some experimentation, compared to being in a crew boat such as a Dragon Boat or an OC6 (6 person outrigger canoe) where every paddler has to do the exact same thing to blend.
Having the freedom to paddle around beautiful False Creek on the water is a unique experience day or night that many people do not get the chance to see, and a great form of fun exercise as well!
Our OC1 fleet includes 9 C-Lions and 5 Allwave Mitos , and 1 Teva Nui (V1).
Using FCRCC OC1s
Members with Small Boat Access or All Boat Access have unlimited access to our solo outrigger canoes (OC1).
Beginners will need to successfully complete an OC1 Introduction course prior to being granted access.
Experienced paddlers will need to successfully demonstrate a huli recovery and have a shed orientation.
FCRCC uses an online canoe booking system to reserve canoes. This ensures that paddlers actually have a canoe when they arrive at the club.
Outrigger Canoe (OC1) Clinics and Programs
FCRCC offers a variety of high quality OC1 and V1 courses from Introduction to High Performance.
The courses below are customized for novice to experienced paddlers.
Check back often to see what’s being offered, new programs and clinics will be added throughout the year or get on our mailing list and have it delivered to your inbox.
Some of the OC1 Courses and Clinics offered at FCRCC
This course is for new paddlers 18 years or older with no or very little solo outrigger experience wanting to get on the water to learn...
This course is for paddlers who have a bit of experience from either the OC1 Introduction course (a good pre-curser), or newer paddlers...
OC1 Intermediate: Continuing to build skills
This course is for intermediate paddlers including those who have successfully completed the OC1 Foundations course, who are looking for...
Caring for your Canoe: OC1 Maintenance
One of FCRCC’s equipment and repairs team member will be holding a 1.5-hour session to show the basics of OC-1 maintenance and answer any...
OC1 High Performance Sessions
These sessions are for paddlers who have completed an FCRCC OC1 orientation, and who are competent in our C-Lion OC1s, with knowledge of...
Saturday Mentorship Drop-In Sessions
This is a day where all levels of paddlers are welcome, so long as paddlers have either a small boat membership or an all access...
A V1 is a rudderless and more traditional form of OC1 originating in Polynesia and gaining popularity in Canada for both sprint and...
Paddlers in this course are expected to have a base knowledge of paddling in a V1 prior to registering for this course. A good pre-cursor...
If you would like to learn something specific that is not offered, or are interested in a private group coached session please contact our Programs Coordinator.
We are more than happy to hear from you!