CORA CUP Race #3 – Lotus Iron, Burnaby, BC – Rescheduled to July 23, 2022

Please note that date for the 2022 Lotus Iron Race has been changed to Saturday, July 23, 2022. Over the past two years, the Barnet Marine Park has experienced exponential growth in the number of park users and there was concern that the race would overwhelm the demand for parking and services on the July long weekend.

In 1989, the Lotus Sports Club organized the first outrigger race in Canada, the Lotus Iron Race. The 2022 Lotus Iron Race on July 23, will not only be the 33rd annual Lotus Iron Race but also the 33rd anniversary of outrigger racing and 31st anniversary of junior outrigger racing in Canada! Be part of Canadian outrigger history!

Race Courses:

     Long Course (approximately 18km)

     Short Course including Novice (approximately 11km)

     Junior/Keiki Division (length of race course to be based on the experience of teams)


     9:30 am – Short Course crews plus Novice and Junior/Keiki crews

     11:30 am – Women’s and Mixed Master 40+, 50+, 60+, and 70+ crews

     2:00 pm – Men’s and Mixed Open crews

     Awards and draw prizes will be given out after each heat.


     $ 210 per crew if registered and paid before July 16
     $ 240 per crew if registered and paid after July 16
     $ 90 per crew for Junior or Keiki crews.

Race fees are paid on-line through the link available at the bottom on this page.

All paddlers must pay CORA fees – please pay your annual or single event CORA fees ON-LINE at least 2 days before the race date.

Registration and further information available HERE.

Haunani Paddling Clinics, Montreal, QC

Haunani Outrigger Club / Club Outrigger Haunani is pleased to host a 3-day series of OC6 paddling clinics from June 24-26, 2022 with Puakea coach Paolo Ameglio of the Florida Paddling Hui. This series is supported by a CORA Clinic Grant and is open to all CORA Members, subject to space limitations.

Info on coach Paolo Ameglio:
Born in Panama, Paolo spent much of his time on the Pacific waters of its isthmus. He found competitive paddling as an adult and has been active in the sport for the past 15 years. As a member of Team USA Dragon Boat, he has become a part of the coaching staff for the national crew. Outrigger paddling has been an evolution as he discovered the benefits of small boat paddling to improve his performance in both the OC-6 and dragon boat. The feel of community and friendship that comes from this sport is one of the main passions in his life. He joined the Puakea ohana as a Puakea coach in 2017. Every time he has the opportunity to work with someone new and watch them grow, he also grows as a coach and as a paddler.

Location: Pine Beach Park, Dorval, Quebec and on Lac St. Louis, on the St. Lawrence River.

Series schedule & Topics

Day 1: Tahitian Paddling Mechanics

June 24th, 2022, 9am-4pm (with lunch break)

Level: all levels

Cost: $110.

Day 2: Intro to OC6 crew paddling

June 25th, 2022, 9am-4pm (with lunch break)

Level: all levels

Cost: $110.

Day 3: Crew Mechanics

June 26th, 2022, 9am-3pm (with lunch break)

Level: At least 1 season and 3 races in OC6

Cost: $110.

Spaces are limited. For more information contact

CORA CUP Race #2 – Island Iron and Cadborosaurus Chase, Victoria, BC, June 4 & 5, 2022

The Island Iron (Victoria edition) (OC6) and the Cadborosaurus Chase (small boats) return Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022.

This is Race #2 in this year’s CORA Cup Series.  Hosted by Latitude 48 Paddling Club with a beach start from beautiful Cadboro Bay, this race has some of the most interesting waters on the CORA circuit! The 17 km iron course loops behind Chatham and Discovery Islands and crosses Baynes Channel. The 6-7 km short course is more sheltered and available for juniors and novice teams.

Race start times:

  • 10:00 a.m. – short course
  • 11:00 a.m. – long course – women
  • 1:00 p.m. – long course – men and mixed

Race fees:  $180 per crew for short course and $240 per crew for long course. 

Lunch will be provided.

Register through Webscorer on the L48 website. Deadline: May 29th, 2022

Questions? Contact