Ready for racing in 2024? Race organizers, you’re invited to submit next year’s race dates

Dear CORA club commodores, directors and race directors, 

In preparation for CORA’s race sanctioning process for the 2024 race year, we are inviting all CORA clubs to submit their proposed race dates and race formats no later than Friday, November 17th, 2023. 

For 2022 CORA-sanctioned races, CORA will be implementing the following selection and sanctioning process:

  • November 17th, 2023 – Preliminary deadline for submission of proposed race details and date at the following link: CLICK HERE.  Once you’ve completed this, your tentative race date will be uploaded to the CORA website race calendar (CLICK HERE) and marked as “unconfirmed.”  All submissions at this stage are proposals and will be treated equally.  There is no guarantee that you will receive your requested race date and all race dates are to be considered movable. 
  • Late November 2023 – The CORA Race Committee will have identified any conflicts between requested dates and contact the club contacts so they may come to an amicable resolution among themselves (i.e. revised proposals).  Conflicts may include the proposals for the same date or, in the case of CORA Cup races, insufficient separation between races in the CORA Cup series.
  • November 26th, 2023 – CORA Technical Meeting and AGM.  Final approval of 2024 CORA Race Calendar.

Guidelines for applicants:

  • Starting in 2024, clubs are restricted to three (3) race submissions per race year.
  • To minimize conflicts, clubs are encouraged to review other race submissions at the new CORA website race calendar at the above link before making your race submissions to be aware of potential conflicts with other race applications.
  • Clubs are encouraged to list alternate dates for their proposed race in the space provided on the submission form ranked by preference (i.e. 1st choice, 2nd choice). The CORA board will consider these alternate dates in resolving conflicts. The submission of an alternate date means that you will accept the alternate date, if chosen by the CORA board, without further consultation with you.
  • In some cases, the CORA board may, in its discretion, allow two races on the same day if it is unlikely they would impact each other (i.e. races in different regions, or different format or boat class).
  • Race proposals received prior to November 17th,  2023 (including those received prior to this notice) will have equal priority over proposals received at a later date.  
  • All submissions received after November 17th, 2023 will be required to accommodate previously submitted races. The ultimate deadline for 2024 races will be April 30, 2024. 

The CORA board, along with paddlers across Canada, look forward to a great year of racing in 2024. Race organizers and race-hosting clubs form a vital part of our sport, past, present and future. 

Paddles up!

Board of Directors,
Canadian Outrigger Racing Association

WETDASHE CHALLENGE 2023, Victoria, BC – Nov 18-19, 2023

Welcome to the 12th annual FGPC Wetdashe, November 18 and 19, 2023

Click here to register

Location: Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC), 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC

Race Distance: Three distances to choose from: 12km (4-Lap Short Course) OR 24km (8-Lap) OR 48km – 16 lap (running concurrently based on advance crew registrations for one of these three distances).

Race Categories: Classic women’s and/or mixed (no less than three women must be in the canoe at any one time); or exhibition crews (e.g. all-male crews or crews with over-quota males) can register and race along with mixed crews with results logged in the “exhibition” category.

THIS IS A “DRY” CHANGE RACE, which means 6-person crews hotswap on the dock with their team mates at the end of each lap. Dock-change times are included in your team’s aggregate time, so efficient changes get the best results.

Boats: Both Spec & Ultralight options are available and supplied by FGPC (and included in the registration fee). FGPC’s outrigger fleet of boats is supplied to registered teams by FGPC. Ultralight requests are allotted to 48km teams. Spec hulls (Mirages and Advantages) are assigned to 12km and 24km distance racers. Spec and ultralight results will be calculated separately. Grid assignments/start positions may change on race days. Boat allocations will be confirmed on race day.

Schedule Saturday / Sunday (Teams pick their race day / first come, first served)

  • 8:00am Registration and Check in
  • 9:00am Steering meeting Morning Heat
  • 9:15am Heat 1 boats load
  • 9:30am 12 / 24km and 48km AM Course RACE START
  • 12:00pm Heat 1 Medals and Prizes
  • 12:30pm Steering meeting Afternoon Heat
  • 12:45pm Heat 2 boats load
  • 1:00pm 12 / 24km and 48km PM Course RACE START
  • 3:30pm Heat 2 Medals and Prizes

Grid assignments/start positions may change on race day.
Boat allocations will be confirmed on race day.


Registration fee is $40 per paddler (including GST)

Tech racing shirts are included in the registration fee with sizing available on a first-rostered, first-served basis.

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2023 Skaha Downwind, Penticton, BC – Sept 24, 2023

Join us for the Skaha Downwind – September 24, 2023

  •  Sep 24, 2023
     12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Location: Skaha Lake, Penticton
Mandatory safety meeting at Skaha will be 12:45 pm.
Race start 2:30 pm.

11.2 km length of Skaha Lake. The race is downwind, we go from either OK Falls beach or Skaha Lake beach depending on the direction of the wind.

Mass Start. No drafting allowed to reflect the downwind nature of the event.

CORA Insurance Day rate: $10.00 (if not already a member)
Format: Open to OC-1, OC-2, OC-6, Surf Ski

There will be a meeting at Skaha lake to announce the race direction. All boats should be there but not unloaded.
Allow 45 minutes to shuttle boats/vehicles and be ready for race start at 2:00 pm.

Race start 2:30 pm (allows for boats/vehicles to be shuttled).
IMPORTANT SAFETY STUFF!: All racers must be self sufficient and able to look after themselves. Lifejackets and leashes are mandatory and must be worn on your body.

Venue:   Skaha Lake Park


Skaha Lake Park, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


Paddling Center

Our boathouse is located in Skaha Lake Park, Penticton, BC (Adjacent to the Skaha Lake Marina)

*Free parking by the Basketball courts/ Childs water park