CORA is hosting the Canadian 2022 OC Sprints Championships at Burnaby Lake on the Apr-30 / May-1 weekend. CORA is taking the lead on hosting this Outrigger Sprints Regatta with the assistance of CORA board members representing clubs from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Okanagan / Interior, and Eastern Canada. CORA board members and CORA clubs are collaborating with the intent of making these championships at Burnaby Lake an annual event. There will be V1 and OC6 500M events, as well as OC6 1000M (3-turn) events over the course of the weekend. Burnaby Lake has seen improvements over the past few years and has become the site for major canoeing / kayaking / rowing events.
CORA is providing this FAQ to hopefully answer all your questions regarding this event.
Canadian 2022 OC Sprints Championships FAQ
We have also provided updated race schedule to all individual paddlers and team captains via email.
Registration closed Sunday April 24 – There will be NO onsite registration
Registration is now closed
Yes! Contact Event Registration and say you wish to have a late start Saturday due to travel distance
There are 6 buoy marked lanes running 2000m from the east end to the west end of Burnaby Lake.
The 6 available V1 500M and OC6 500M lanes are 13.5 metres wide. The OC6 1000M will use a pair of 13.5 metre lanes - Odd number lanes going east and even number lanes going west (27 metres wide for turn events).
6 PFDs will be provided with each Bradley Lightning OC6, but are NOT required. Wear a PFD if you so wish.
PFDs will NOT be provided for V1 paddlers and are NOT required. Bring and wear a PFD if you so wish.
Attendees will have received a tentative racing schedule after Sunday 24-Apr-2022. Note that late registrations for V1 500M, OC6 500M, and OC6 1000M events will only be accepted subject to race grid availability and cancellations. V1 Heats, Semi-Finals, and Finals will take place on Saturday AM. OC6 500M Heats, Semi-Finals, and Finals will take place on Saturday and Sunday. OC6 1000M Heats, Semi-Finals, and Finals will take place on Sunday. All attendees should expect to race continually through-out Saturday / Sunday.
Contact Event Registration and say you wish to find another crew to form a Mixed crew -
Address to search for on Google Maps is Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC - Google Maps to Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
TransCanada Highway 1 from the west exit at Sprott; TransCanada Highway 1 from the east exit at Kensington; No left turn from Kensington going south into Burnaby Lake venue
Download photos / directions from the VENUE VISUALS
Fortis (Natural Gas Company) has been using the roads at Burnaby Lake for staging of their Pattullo Gas Line Replacement project since 2021. This has created access / parking challenges at Burnaby Lake for many months. There may be single-lane access with Fortis flag wardens or timed-lights moderating traffic along Sperling. There may be two-lane access along Sperling. The Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion FREE main parking lot has capacity for 100 vehicles (with "creative" parking by attendees). Should you arrive at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion FREE main parking lot and there is no available parking, you will be directed to one of several FREE overflow parking lots. Please carpool to the venue. Please carpool from the FREE overflow parking lot to the main parking lot.
Yes! City of Burnaby has offered a FREE overflow gravel parking lot on the eastside of Sperling halfway between Sprott Street and Roberts Street
FREE carpools being arranged. There is a scenic Nature Trail east of the FREE overflow gravel parking lot that is a 10-15 minute walk to the Burnaby Lake Pavilion. Collect all your gear for the day, leave your vehicle in the FREE overflow gravel parking lot, and catch a ride with other paddlers in any vehicle with space to the FREE main parking lot. Make new friends.
V1s will NOT be provided by CORA. You should BYOB or arrange to share with another V1 paddler. V1 paddlers may park in the VERY short-term V1 drop-off area where V1s may be unloaded / rigged in the long grassy / sandy area along Roberts Street. V1 paddlers should then move their vehicles to the FREE main parking lot or one of the FREE overflow parking lots. V1 paddlers should then check-in with Registration. V1s should then be carried along the pathway behind the Pavilion and stacked on the southside of the dock between the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club ramp and the Officiating Platform ramp.
Yes! CORA has rented the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion both days from 7AM-6PM. The Pavilion has large men's / women's washrooms and there is a single porta-potty in the parking lot
Yes! CORA has rented the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion both days from 7AM-6PM. The Pavilion has FREE seating / tables for 200 attendees
Yes! CORA has rented the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion both days from 7AM-6PM. The Pavilion kitchen has FREE running water to refill your water bottles
Yes! CORA has rented the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion both days from 7AM-6PM. The Pavilion has FREE wi-fi and there are electrical outlets on all walls
Yes! CORA has rented the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion both days from 7AM-6PM. The Pavilion and the docks have great views of the start line & finish line & 1000M turns
There are absolutely no diners, coffee shops, or markets anywhere near the venue. Once you have arrived, you should expect to be there all day due to the intense racing schedule. In the event that you forget to bring brekky / lunch or you go through everything you brought, CORA has arranged for coffee / food vendors for both days. Please support these coffee / food vendors as they have agreed to provide affordable / tasty offerings until they run out. CORA vetted many coffee / food vendors before selecting these reputable businesses.
Yes! CORA sponsors – Coast Outdoors, Predator / XS Unified / Oddball Workshop – are providing Swag
Yes! There will be photo-ops for 1st / 2nd / 3rd Place in each Boat / Distance / Gender / Age Division
FCRCC Event Organizers can provide assistance on the morning of Friday April 29 with loading / 3-4 Bradley Lightning OC6s at Burrard Marina. FCRCC Event Organizers can provide assistance on the morning of Saturday April 30 unloading / weighing / rigging 7-8 Bradley Lightning OC6s. FCRCC Event Organizers can provide assistance all day Saturday April 30 and all day Sunday May 1 with various tasks. Contact Cathy Marr (FCRCC Outrigger Rep ) via the Volunteer Signup
Yes! Volunteers are appreciated Saturday morning (8AMish) to unload / rig Bradley Lightning OC6s from trailers AND end of day Sunday to unrig / load Bradley Lightning OC6s onto trailers