Yet another classic Geographe Bay paddling day with five clubs, twelve OC-6's and seventy-two paddlers on the water. Beautifully orchestrated, the day ran like a well oiled machine - after a somber moment of Christchurch reflection, Bill welcomed crews, briefed the first race and we were on the water...
Most races were hard fought contests with mere seconds separating the finishers (it wasn't just the finish that was hard fought, most of the crews paddled the distance within metres of the boats they were chasing, or following).
It was a day full of good friends, renewed acquaintances, an absolutely magnificent ocean, wonderful colours, perfect paddling conditions (challenging offshore, peaceful and composed closer in), particularly excellent food, some young 'uns and some not so much, and a total celebration of fitness and being active.
Interested paddlers, visitors, and new members are always welcome!
Outrigger Canoeing is an international sport. This website will give you an idea how popular outrigger canoeing is around the world http://www.ocpaddler.com/
The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) is the peak body in Australia. The AOCRA website can be found here: http://www.aocra.com.au/ In WA (Western Zone) there are 6 outrigger clubs based in Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, and Busselton.
Geographe Outriggers has six person outrigger canoes (OC6's), a double (OC2) and solo outrigger canoes (OC1's) and competes in events and regattas involving marathons and sprints in spring and summer.
We have men's, women's, and mixed categories. Outrigger canoeing is about fitness, teamwork, and enjoyment on the ocean!