2023 CORA-Sanctioned Race Submissions

Applications to host a CORA-sanctioned event in 2023 are now being accepted through the following webpage:

Please submit applications by Friday, November 4, 2022.

There is no guarantee that your proposed event will be approved for your preferred date, so please provide alternate dates.

Proposed CORA Cup races will not be co-scheduled with any other outrigger races. Regional races whose catchment areas or target participants do not significantly overlap may be co-scheduled. Please avoid co-scheduling with IVF World Distance Championships in Samoa August 10-18, 2023.

Subject to approval at the AGM, the CORA budget will provide a grant to partially reimburse costs and expenses incurred by the club hosting the Canadian National Outrigger Championships (contact us for further information).

The CORA Board will identify and try to resolve scheduling conflicts between applications prior to the Board’s Technical Meeting on November 20, 2022.

The proposed 2023 Race Schedule will be presented to the CORA Board for approval at the Technical Meeting.

L48 Bridges / Inny & Outty, Victoria, BC – October 1 & 2, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – 5km OC6 races up and down Victoria’s Gorge Waterway.  Gender and mixed crews run separately allowing paddlers to race in multiple divisions. OC6s are provided.


Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Small Boats race the 5 km “inny” (short course, protected waters), the 12 km “outty” (long course out of the harbour) or both!  Half the proceeds from Sunday’s races go to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.


CORA Cup Results

Following the Canadian National Outrigger Championships last weekend in Comox, the 2022 CORA Cup series is complete. Previous CORA Cup races were Duel in the Desert, Island Iron and Lotus Iron.
Club crews qualified in 8 divisions, all in Long Course, with crews in UL Open Women and UL Open Men battling for the title, while crews in the other 6 divisons claimed their titles through their dedication to racing.

The CORA Cup winners for 2022 are:

Long Course Spec
Open Men – FCRCC RD Tanifa Men (20 pts)
Long Course UL
Open Women – L48 Women (18 pts) [other qualifying crew: FCRCC WMO Open Women (13 pts)]
Masters 50 Women – FGPC Performance Senior Women Blue (20 pts)
Masters 60 Women – L48 60+ Women (20 pts)
Masters 40 Mixed – FGPC Performance Masters Mixed (18 pts)
Open Men – Jericho Outrigger (18 pts) [other qualifying crews: FCRCC WMO Open Men (13 pts), L48 Open Men (11 pts) & Pacifc Reach Men (7.5 pts)]
Masters 40 Men – FGPC Performance Masters Men (20 pts)
Masters 60 Men – L48 60+ Men (20 pts)

For the Club Crew CORA Cup, based on the total of all CORA Cup points earned by each CORA club in the CORA Cup series races, False Creek Racing Canoe Club squeaked out a win with 102 points, one point over Latitude 48 Paddling Club’s 101 points, while Nationals host Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club accrued 67 points and Fairway Gorge Paddling Club accrued 62.5 points.

Congratulations to the winners!