CORA Spring 2021 Virtual Race Series #1 – (CVCRC and VOS) – RESULTS ARE IN

Results are now posted. CLICK HERE for results (V3) of solo and solo cohort standings; note that V2 results now contain all 5km and 10km times for all participants, including solo and solo-cohort racers.

Anyone can register, and anyone can compete, in CORA’s virtual race series events. Registration for the second race in CORA’s spring series will open in mid May. Participants require a GPS watch or ERG computer to record your virtual race, and you must have a valid 2021 CORA membership. Categories are available for V1, OC1 and OC2, C1, K1, surfski single and double, marathon canoe single and double, SUP, kayak, Concept2 erg, and KayakPro erg.

NEW for the spring series: both solo and “solo cohort” options are now offered. All participants must register as individuals in solo boats for CORA’s spring 2020 race series, and all participants are responsible for submitting their solo race times. But members within the same club can form teams of up to six solo racers whose aggregate solo race times (with the same distance and race formats) will be compiled as cohort team results once the race submission window has closed. These solo cohort results will be posted as “team placements” in addition to solo results for each participant. For paddlers who choose to participate in the parallel “solo cohort” stream, the following rules apply:

  • solo cohort members must be from the same club
  • times posted as per usual individual competitors, and cumulative times to be tallied after for parallel standings between all participating cohorts
  • drafting within identified cohorts is permitted according with CORA’s standing drafting guidelines, providing no cross-cohort draft occurs and providing that PHO guidelines are followed
  • solo cohort participants must identify one “team” captain with CORA’s race registrar.

Also new for this event is the “Novice” category.

Registration will open on Saturday, April 17 and registration will close on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 pm

You can complete and log your distance as many times as you wish between the date you register and 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 2. For competitors who log more than one result in a selected distance (e.g. 10km), only the fastest time will be ranked and posted.

Paddlers choose either the 5 km or 10 km distance; course configuration is a loop or one-way.

All registrants will be entered into a random prize draw for fantastic prizes, to be held after the 3rd race of the Spring series. The CORA Board has approved $1000 towards prizes. For reference, prizes were mailed to each participant in the Winter series!

After you register (which must be before 5:00 pm on Saturday May 1), you will be emailed a link to a data submission form. As well you will be provided with an email address to send a screenshot of your GPS or ERG result (time and distance).

All results (form submission and emailing of GPS results), must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 2 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). No submissions will be accepted after the 5:00 pm deadline.

Note that GPS distances must meet or exceed the distance in order to qualify.

The CORA Race Committee will sort results and determine leaderboard standings based on the fastest result from each athlete for each division. Results will be published on the Lotus and CORA websites the following week.

You can register to race as many times as you wish using the same equipment at no extra cost. You will need to pay a separate race fee if you wish to submit an entry using different equipment.

Participants must read and accept the waiver as per their age group and indicate this on the registration form.

Note that valid 2021 CORA memberships are required to participate in the winter series virtual races; paddlers can renew their CORA memberships by clicking here.

In the case of registering for any two person equipment (OC2, Surfski for 2, or Marathon canoe for 2) please process two completely separate registrations but use the same email address so that we are able to match the registrations. 

Registration is now Closed. Results are now posted. CLICK HERE for results (V3) of solo and solo cohort standings; note that V3 results now contain all 5km and 10km times for all participants, including solo and solo-cohort racers.

NB: All data included in results was submitted no later than Sunday May 2 at 5 pm PDT; data submitted after the deadline were not included.

Participant List

Last Name__________
First Name__________
Club Affiliation
DoghertySarah OC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
McCollBarbaraOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
NeillRose MaryOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
PaigeLeslie-Ann OC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
SchultheissPetraOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
SpearCarolOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
LavertuMarcOC1Club Bon Accueil
LaperrierePaulOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
McEwenKelseyOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
TessmannCarlOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
WongRupertOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
ToulminMichaelOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
BalcomJesseOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
ConardMelanieOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
HillJamesOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
HoffertGrantOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
ZhangKenOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
WingSimonOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
AgatePaulOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
CapeJoanneOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
CarsonMeganOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
MeiklejohnGreggOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
ThomasJohnOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
SharpeYvonneOC1Fairway Gorge Paddling Club
BuckinghamBillOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
MaasRichardOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
McCrackenIanOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
SpearJeffreyOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
BorsoffRobOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
ChanPhilOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
SiuSamOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
ThomasDougOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
Van SelstErickOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
VarnelRobOC1Pacific Reach Paddling Club
BodinGregOC1Lotus Sports Club
MikitaMollie-AnneOC1Lotus Sports Club
PitherSteveOC1Lotus Sports Club
YaremkoErikaOC1Lotus Sports Club
YaremkoJackOC1Lotus Sports Club
LooTaraOC1Lotus Sports Club
BondGlennOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
BoyleMarcusOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
BraulLarryOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
DolezsarKimOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
PennGordOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
Woodman BobOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
BellJackieOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
FortinLyseOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
GengeMicheleOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
HagenCatherineOC1Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
WongRupertSUPComox Valley Canoe Racing Club
KerznerJayeV1False Creek Racing Canoe Club
MagusRobbieV1False Creek Racing Canoe Club
MagusRobbieOC1False Creek Racing Canoe Club
MarrCatherineOC1False Creek Racing Canoe Club
WattsCornallPamelaOC1False Creek Racing Canoe Club
LongmanDavidOC1Fort Langley Canoe Club
MilneAudreyOC1Fort Langley Canoe Club
MohsAnnV1Fort Langley Canoe Club
VanderBeekJenOC1Fort Langley Canoe Club
WilkinsJonathanOC1Fort Langley Canoe Club
ClarkeSteveOC1Fraser Valley Paddling Club
LeboeBillOC2 Fraser Valley Paddling Club
LeboePattiOC2 Fraser Valley Paddling Club
FullertonCaroleOC1Jericho Paddling Club
SpearCarolOC2 Latitude 48 Paddling Club
SpearJeffreyOC2 Latitude 48 Paddling Club
StroudGailOC1Latitude 48 Paddling Club
HumbyBillOC1Nanaimo Ocean Paddling Club
O'BeirneDerekOC1Nanaimo Ocean Paddling Club
PitrePascalOC2Other Club (Ottawa Dragon Boat Club)
TarErikaOC2 (1)Other Club (Ottawa Dragon Boat Club)
TarErikaOC2 (2)Other Club (Ottawa Dragon Boat Club)
TurnerAnnieOC2Other Club (Ottawa Dragon Boat Club)
ThomasDougSUPPacific Reach Paddling Club
BruleMarkOC2 Unaffiliated
SmythCatherineOC2 Unaffiliated
KerznerRaeOC1Vancouver Ocean Sports
TherienChrisOC1Vancouver Ocean Sports
FlockMurrayOC1Vernon Paddling Centre
MacDonaldMelissaOC2 Vernon Paddling Centre
PennGordOC2 Vernon Paddling Centre

Beau Whitehead (Kikaha O Ke Kai) wins 2021 Peter Forand Masters Challenge

The Peter Forand Masters Challenge trophy was AWOL for 2017 and 2018 and 2019. Once the trophy was recovered, we were finally able to present it to Peter Marcus, the 2017 champion, at the 2020 FCRCC Winter Series race, and to Mignon Fontenelle, the 2018 and 2019 and 2020 champion, at the 2020 Jericho Winter Series race.

2021 has been another exceptional year for the PNWORCA Winter Series. There were no PNWORCA Winter Series Canadian events for the first time. There were 3 virtual PNWORCA Winter Series USA events and 2 onsite PNWORCA Winter Series USA events.

There were only 6 PNWORCA paddlers and 2 CORA paddlers who participated in at least 3 races to place 1st or 2nd in their boat / gender / age division. There were only 5 OC1 Masters paddlers who participated in at least 3 races.

Discussions between PNWORCA and CORA resulted in agreement that there was indeed one OC1 Masters paddler who not only participated in in a minimum of 3 events in the same Division and was first in Points, but dominated OC1 Masters paddling by financially supporting all host clubs and finishing 1st place OC1 Masters in 3 virtual Canadian Small-Boat Winter races, 3 virtual PNWORCA Winter Series USA events, and 2 onsite PNWORCA Winter Series USA events – including the Sand Point Championship race.

The 2021 PNWORCA Winter Series winner for the Peter Forand Masters Challenge is Beau Whitehead (Kikaha O Ke Kai) in the Men Masters 50+ OC1 Division. The 2021 PNWORCA Winter Series event organizers recognize Beau Whitehead as the Peter Forand Masters Challenge winner in accordance with guidelines as the Male or Female Masters (40+ / 50+ / 60+ / 70+) paddler with the highest number of points across all age / gender brackets at the end of the Winter Series.

Congratulations to Beau Whitehead as he continues to demonstrate commitment and excellence in Winter Series small-boat racing.

Virus permitting, we would like to present this trophy to Beau in person at the next race that physically happens.

For more information about the Peter Forand Masters Challenge, CLICK HERE

CORA Coach Panel #3 (Sat, Apr 10, 2021): OC1 Downwind Surfing

Vancouver Island paddler Zoe Norcross-Nu’u, coach and co-owner of Hana Hou Paddle Sports, will co-host along with CORA board directors a discussion about solo surfing. Zoe and CORA hosts will discuss the principles of wave, wind and tide dynamics; how to surf single and linked waves; and how to “feel” your way from novice to experienced. Advance and live questions and comments will be encouraged. This meeting is open to all CORA members and friends, at all experience levels.

Please CLICK HERE to view the recorded session.