New CORA long distance race rules

CORA has updated its long distance race rules, applicable to all CORA-sanctioned races. Highlights of changes include:

  • With the growing number of unlimited canoes, CORA has introduced a masters 40+ age division for unlimited canoes.  Note that the separation of unlimited masters 40+ and unlimited open crews may allow for unused canoes to be raced by mixed masters 40+ crews in the women’s race.
  • We have stated the previously unwritten custom of allowing an experienced steer to steer junior and novice crews without disqualifying the from those divisions.
  • We have clarified the rules for combining divisions for the purposes of conferring race awards and expressed expectations regarding the conferring of awards for junior, novice and open divisions where fewer than 3 crews or paddlers are registered.
  • We have revised the requirements for personal floatation devices in accordance with guidance received from CORA’s insurance provider.

The revised the CORA long distance race rules (March 2020) can be found HERE.  We have also prepared a “blackline” document that highlights the changes from the March 2018 version of the rules HERE.

2021 IVF Distance Update

CORA’s IVF committee has begun to prepare for the 2021 Distance Championships, set for Samoa in August 2021. 

Based on feedback from paddlers who made up Team Canada, there are changes to the selection process for Team Canada 2021. As a preliminary step, CORA’s IVF committee is seeking feedback to gauge athlete interest in trying out to wear the maple leaf in Samoa.

Please take a few minutes to fill out your expression of interest form (click here to access form). Filling out the form does not commit you to trying out for Samoa, but it will help CORA’s IVF committee to determine next steps in the selection process. Stay tuned to the Team Canada Distance page for more details.

Renew your Membership

2020 Membership Renewals are now available.

CORA fees are based on the calendar year, January to December, and are non-refundable. All fees include GST (5%). A CORA membership is required to participate or compete in all CORA events. CORA fees are based on the calendar year January to December and are non-refundable.

Adult Memberships

Become a CORA ADULT ANNUAL member or renew your ADULT membership by clicking on the icon below to register and pay your $30 (including GST) annual fee:

Junior Memberships

CORA offers $10 (including GST) annual memberships for those born during or after Y2001 (e.g. 19 or under). Click the icon below to register and pay for a JUNIOR ANNUAL membership:

Day Fees (Single Event Memberships)

Memberships for a one-day event are available for individuals who don’t want an annual membership. An adult one-day pass is $15 and a junior one-day pass is $5 (including GST). Please remember that these one-day passes are only valid for one specific event, which you must choose when you purchase the pass. An annual membership ($30 for adults and $10 for juniors) is valid for all races in a calendar year. Please help support CORA by considering annual memberships in the future.

Club Memberships

All CORA-registered outrigger clubs are required to renew their annual CORA club memberships before 30 April. Brand new clubs must also purchase a CORA club membership in order to be eligible for CORA club benefits, such as eligibility for travel and equipment grants, as well as access to CORA’s club insurance coverage. To renew your club membership or to register a new club, and pay your $150 (including GST) annual registration fee, please click on the icon below. Upon completion and purchase of your 2020 club membership, your club’s contact person will be emailed a link to a “CORA Club Membership Detailed Information” form, which includes an OC6 registry for your club. Once this has been submitted and processed, CORA will provide your club with a link to view your club membership status, as well as the 2020 membership status of all CORA-registered paddlers who are members of your club and who have paid their annual individual CORA fees.