Our first Adaptive Crew!

Canadian Outrigger was proud to have it’s first disabled crew participate in the Hilo World Sprints in 2004.

As of August 1st, 2008, Adaptive paddling is a full medal event for all future IVF World Sprints!

The International Va’a Federation has worked hard over the last 6 years, to include adaptive paddlers as full participants. Many countries brought adaptive teams to compete at Sacramento with great results.

Currently, CORA does not have resources to run an OC6 adaptive program.   Individuals are encouraged to register participate in the adaptive V1 (rudderless) event.    Paddlers wanting to develop paddling skills are encouraged to do so with Canoe Kayak Canada.

Getting Started with Sprinting

Getting started in sprinting is fun. Club races are the best way to get introduced to sprinting. And once you get beyond club races or informal training races, there are usually sprint races the day after the OC6s do their long inter-club races.

Because it is such an intense event, technique is critically important and good coaching can make all the difference between having a successful sprint season and wrecking your back or shoulder and spending the rest of the season sitting on the bank watching others paddle.

Contact your local club executive to find out about sprint racing in your club, and contact CORA to find out where sprint races are being held.