CORA seeks project manager (IVF sprint / distance coordination) to support the growth of Canada’s international team and solo competitors


Canada’s non-profit outrigger racing association (CORA) is seeking a program manager to assist Canadian outrigger athletes to compete at international outrigger canoe races. This position works with a hands-on board as well as dedicated athletes and volunteers at regional, national and international levels to advance the sport of outrigger in Canada. If you have strong organizational and communication skills, disciplined time-management and the ability to travel internationally for one- to two-weeks each year, then this part-time year-round contract position may be an exciting opportunity. Interested candidates can read the contract description and posting HERE


This part-time year-round role manages CORA’s annual “IVF Sprint” and “IVF Distance” responsibilities through administration, coordination and communications that support Canada’s national teams, CORA “club” teams and solo athletes, both in pre-championship logistics and preparation as well as event participation on-site. The position will manage all aspects of CORA’s participation in IVF events, ensuring ongoing organization and communication throughout the sprint and distance cycles. The position will work with the board of the directors of the Canadian Outrigger Racing Association and associated working committees. The full position description and application criteria are available HERE.


Applications must be received by CORA no later than 9 February 2024. Applications can be sent, including CV and 1-page cover letter, to 

2024 Sprint Club Crew / Elite / Solo Registration NOW OPEN

2024 IVF World Sprint Championships (August 2024) will be held in Hilo, Hawaii


The 2024 IVF World Sprint Championships club crew, elite and free agent registration portals are now OPEN. CLICK HERE to register


  • CLICK HERE for 2024 IVF World Sprints information summary (PDF)
  • CLICK HERE to register for CORA IVF 2024 World Sprints (DEADLINE 21 August)


August 21Trials registration closesClub crews must have submitted rosters;
Last day to pay registration feeTO REGISTER CLICK HERE
September 4Posting of Trials race schedule
September 16/17TRIALS – Calgary Canoe Club
October 2Preliminary trial results posted to CORA websiteV1 preliminary selections announced
October 10ALL paddlers not intending to compete in Hilo to provide notice to the Selection Committee.
October 15V1 selections announcedApplications for any unclaimed V1 spots open
November 1Application for any unclaimed V1 spots due
November 10Communication of all TEAM CANADA crews, Club Crews and Tentative Elite athletes moving forward.
November 30Paddlers required to confirm if you are accepting Team Canada appointments for Hilo.
November 2023ELITE athlete assessment camp 1
February 1,2024A non-refundable deposit up to $250 is due by each paddler to cover some expenses related to the registration with IVF 
TBDELITE assessment camp 2, if required.
April 2024All final fees and documentation completed

Team Canada 2023 Trial Sign Up Deadline is October 7

Hello CORA Members,

There’s been a great response to the upcoming trial to make Team Canada for the 2023 World Distance Championships, to be held in Samoa. The Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association recently announced that the 2023 event will be held from August 10th to 18th. You can visit the IVF website for the most up to date information on the 2023 event.

This is a friendly reminder the deadline to register for the Team Canada trials is Friday, October 7!

  • The trials are October 15 and 16 at the Jericho Paddling Centre in Vancouver. This includes a V1/OC1 time trial on the 15th and a crew paddling evaluation by CORA’s IVF Committee on the 16th.
  • Everyone who wants to race for Team Canada must attend the trial or obtain a trial exemption
  • Canada will send one V6 crew and one V1 paddler per gender (female/male) and category (U19/Open/40s/50s/60s/70s). Note that Para V6 is Mixed and raced a reduced distance. Master 70 also races a reduced distance.
  • There may be additional categories added when the IVF reviews the Distance Race Rules later this year. They will be finalized by December 2022. All details on this can be found on the IVF website.
  • More information about the Team Canada process and a registration link can be found at

A few other important notes:

  • All paddlers must supply their own canoe for trials. If you do not have a canoe, you can post to the CORA message board that you are looking for one to rent or borrow.
  • If you wish to try out for only a spot in V6 (also known as OC6) then you can do your trial in an OC1 or a V1 – it is your choice.
  • If you wish to try out for the V1 spot for your age category, then you MUST do the trial in a V1. Your V1 trial will be used for V6 is you want to be considered for the crew as well.
  • All paddlers must have a Transport Canada PFD on board.
  • All paddlers must wear a leash.
  • Paddlers coming from out of town and staying in hotels with underground parking – there is limited overnight storage available at Jericho Sailing Centre on the ground in and around the paddling shed and maybe a spot or two in racks. Be prepared to have your canoes on the ground.
  • Saturday the Men’s race meeting will be at 8:30am with 9am race start.
  • Women’s race meeting is tentatively at noon with 12:30pm start.
  • Sunday OC6 times and location will be confirmed with registered participants closer to trials but plan for Burrard.
  • The CORA IVF Committee will be meeting with the registered paddlers during the trials weekend to discuss the process of free agent/pre-determined crews as well as discussing racing multiple age categories.
  • Tentative course starts at Jericho, goes towards the mouth of False Creek around the red and green navigational buoys, back out into English Bay, then back towards Jericho for a lopsided rectangular 9kmish loop.

If you have any questions, please look at the website. If you have questions that are not answered in this email or on the website or the trial documents, please email

Your CORA IVF Committee