CORA Townhall – Members’ Q&A

You’re invited to log on and join us for an opportunity to ask questions of CORA board representatives about insurance, rules of racing and a variety of CORA grants available to individual members and CORA clubs on an annual and bi-annual basis. Spend 60 minutes with the CORA board on Sunday 26 March from 4pm to 5.30pm and learn what CORA does to support members, member clubs and race organizers.

CLICK HERE to log on to the CORA Townhall, Sunday 26 March, 4-5.30pm

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.

FCRCC WMO March Madness OC6 Race, Vancouver, BC – April 1 & 2, 2023

Registration Deadline: Midnight, Friday, March 10, 2023

IT’S TIME for the 12th annual FCRCC Women’s and Men’s Outrigger (WMO) March Madness OC6 Race.  2023’s March Madness is so mad, it’s on APRIL FOOLS day! This two day event will be taking place, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2023!

This approx. 5 km race takes place in beautiful English Bay and involves four ama-side buoy turns. You are guaranteed one race each, and in the event your team finishes in the top two positions in your heat, you will be invited to participate in a sprint style final with three other teams. 

Preliminary schedule (to be confirmed with race grid) will run heats every 45 minutes.
Saturday (full day): Open, Masters 40 and possibly the Masters 50, women, men and mixed heats.
Sunday (half-day): Masters 50, Masters 60, Masters 70, Junior (19), Keiki (16) and Novice women, men, and mixed heats.

Registration Fee: $150 per Adult team; $75 per Junior team.  

Race information, registration links and adult waivers/junior infomed consents are at the following webpage:

If registration fills up, you will be waitlisted.

OC6 canoes will be provided by FCRCC. Life jackets (PFDs) must be worn during the race. A limited number of PFDs and outrigger paddles will be available, but please bring your own if you have one.

CORA membership is required to race. Register for CORA membership (annual or day fee) in advance HERE.