Notices or changes about upcoming races.

$100,000 Powerade Hamilton Island Cup 2005

Nominations are now being accepted for this years Powerade Hamilton Island Cup held in the stunning Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This event is the most prestigious and challenging event in Australia and attracts about 1,000 competitors from around the world each year.

2005 oc1 schedules updated

Most of this years oc1 schedules are listed in the drop down menu below in the yellow. Recently updated with Kauai, Hawaii, Oahu, California and others. Event organizers, please remember to submit your race to the OCPaddler Calendar if it's not already in there.

IVF Hilo World Sprints on national TV

"Pacific Expeditions - The HAWAII Show" airing on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) this week.

The show will air on the following dates and times:

Heineken International Outrigger Invitational, October 16-17

Big race coming up in Guam, should be exciting with both sprint races and long distance.
Check out the website

Vancouver Island Championship Race - Sept 25-26

P2 Victoria & Foundation 2000 plus invite you to the first ever Island Championship Race on Saturday September 25th & the solo race on the 26th! This event is for everyone.

NOVICE COURSE: For those new to outrigger we offer a 3km course with two turns in the protected lagoon at the foot of Royal Roads University. 1st 2nd & 3rd place finishers in men’s, women’s and mixed divisions will be recognized.

RECREATIONAL COURSE: This is an open water 10+km course. The start/finish line is at the mouth of the Esquimalt Naval Base and runs west to Albert Head, around a buoy and back. This course runs parallel with the shore at all times. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in the men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions.

THE OPEN COURSE: This is an open water course. The start/finish line is at the mouth of the Esquimalt Naval Base and runs west around Albert Head, in toward Witty’s Lagoon around the island and then out of the bay into the open water again. A marker will be placed off shore with the intention of catching a downwind run back to the finish. $300 will be awarded to the first place men’s and women’s teams. $200 to the 2nd place men’s & women’s teams and $100 to the 3rd place men’s and women’s teams. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place mixed teams provided that there are 4 teams registered prior to the 13th.

Race Site: Royal Roads University
Canoe set-up: Friday September 24th from 5pm – 8pm
Race site will open at 7:30 am on Saturday the 25th.
Novice and Recreational races will start at 9:30am
Open Women’s race will start at 11:30am
Open Men’s race will start at 2:30pm

For more information and registration please go to the following sites:

Aotearoa 2006 World Sprints

With Hilo 2004 over, preparation is underway for the 2006 World Sprints at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.

A website has been set up and more information will be added to the website as it becomes available.

Be the first to know what is happening, join the 2006 sprints mailing list.


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