2023 CORA Cup OC6 Race Series

The CORA Cup OC6 Race Series is back for 2023!

There are FOUR OC6 races in the 2023 CORA Cup series:
– Duel in the Desert (Penticton), May 13, 2022
– Jericho Iron (Vancouver), May 27, 2023
– Island Iron (Comox), June 10, 2022
– Lotus Iron/CORA Nationals (Burnaby), July 22, 2023

To qualify for your respective divisional awards, crews must participate in a minimum of 3 of the 4 events to qualify. Participation at the Lotus Iron/CORA Nationals is required, and can count as one of the three races.

Team name, gender and age division and canoe class should be EXACTLY the same for all CORA Cup races if a crew wishes to accrue points towards a specific CORA Cup Series crew title, so ensure the same person registers your crews for each race. Data will be sorted by spreadsheet that will correlate names and divisions. (For example: “FCRCC Men 2” is NOT the same as “False Creek Men 2”; “FCRCC 1” cannot refer to both a men’s crew and a women’s crew in the same race, nor a men’s crew in one race and a women’s crew in another race).

NEW for 2023 – CORA will pay CORA Cup Race Host Clubs an amount equal to the race registration fees for all youth crews (Keikis (16) and Junior (19)) registered to race, so youth crews will race for free at these races. Remember that, in the interests of safety, CORA Distance Race Rules allow a non-youth paddler (whether male or female) in either seat 5 or 6 on each Keiki or Junior crew, provided that the Race Director is notified in advance. So get your youth crews together!!

Continuing from 2022:
– CORA will provide an $800 grant to each CORA Cup Race Host Club for draw prizes; and
– CORA will gather the names of Novice, Keiki and Junior paddlers racing at each CORA Cup Race who will be entered into a end-of-series draw for outrigger paddles.

Complete 2023 CORA Cup Race Series Rules are HERE.

Comox Island Iron, Comox, BC – June 10 & 11, 2023

Join Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club for two days of racing for all paddle disciplines and abilities in the Comox Valley. Saturday events include OC6 races. Sunday will include the traditional small boat race – OC1-2, surfski and SUP – right off the Pier at the Comox Marina Park, 127 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC.

Race website with registration links and race waivers:

Entry Deadline:
Registration closes Thursday June 8th – 7PM

Race Details:
​​​Saturday, June 10:
OC6 CANOES – SHORT and LONG courses
Short course – 6-8 km, $150 per team *Jrs’ FREE!!
9:00am start (all divisions)
Long course – 15-18 km, $210 per team
11:00am – Women’s race start
1:00pm – Men’s race start
3:00pm – Mixed race start

Saturday’s OC6 races (both the Short and Long Courses) will be determined based on the conditions on the day. We will strive to ensure that the courses are both challenging and of course safe. Traditionally we have started from the Comox Marina and headed out around Goose Spit – out to the buoys towards Denman Island and back.

Sunday June 11:
SUP, Singles and Doubles (OC & Surfski), V1 – $25 per person
10:30am small boats race start
1:00pm youth race start

The Small Boat course will also be determined on the day of the event, based on conditions and is usually between 10 and 12 kilometers. The course will consist of a mixture of protected and open water.

Food and Bevies / Entertainment / Prizes
​There are three awesome food trucks on site at the Comox Marina Park. 
There are also numerous amazing eateries and shops just a short walk up to Comox Avenue. 

Entertainment by Anela at the Gazebo

Draw prizes!

**CORA Membership is required.
Day memberships are available for $15 – purchase in advance.
***For CORA membership (annual or day), visit: https://www.canadianoutrigger.com/membership/become-a-member/

A famous little red dirt road needs our help

Those who’ve raced from Moloka’i to Oahu in the past, and those who have these signature Hawaiian races on their bucket list, will appreciate the significance of a steep and winding red dirt road that leads down to Hale O Lono on the Island of Moloka’i, Hawaii. The road ends at a remote ribbon of beach, where a small man-made breakwater serves as the start line for internationally revered outrigger crew races between Moloka’i and Oahu.

This single-lane dirt road also renders car-rental insurance contracts void. More importantly, truck-and-trailer trips loaded with outrigger canoes for Nā Wāhine and Moloka’i races can be as nail-biting as the races themselves. That’s where we can help.

Maui-based women’s team Team Bradley has organized a go-fund-me campaign to collect funds to help repair and shore-up this vital road. Canadian paddlers are invited to pitch in. Visit Team Bradley’s go-fund-me page and chip in what you can to help get this year’s Na Wahine O Ke Kai and subsequent Moloka’i Hoe races to their start lines safely. CLICK HERE to make a donation.

Jericho Iron OC6 Race, Vancouver, BC – Sat., May 27, 2023

Once again the Jericho Paddling Club (JPC) is proud to host the Jericho Iron Outrigger Canoe Race on Saturday, May 27th, 2023.

This year’s CORA Cup Series race features 2 courses — a short course (~8 km) and a long course (~16km) — in the waters of beautiful English Bay, British Columbia.

Race Schedule:




Registration deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2023 11:59 PM
No race day registration.

All participants must have a valid CORA membership prior to racing. CORA memberships — either a single day or yearly — must be purchased online BEFORE the race.

Completed, signed team waivers must be received by email no later than May 21st, 2023.

Payment options include PayPal and e-transfer.

CORA is sponsoring Keiki (16 & under) and Junior (19 & under) teams in this year’s event, and will be waiving their event fees (Registration still required.)  If you are sponsoring or competing as a Keiki or Junior team, email Carole at jerichopaddleclub@gmail.com for more details.

Lunch will be provided for racers. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options will be available. Make your meal requests once you receive your registration confirmation.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the water!