Spring has arrived and the outrigger canoe race schedule is hopping with PNWORCA Winter Series #6 FCRCC on Mar 25, VCKC Wake Up the Gorge (WUTG) on Mar 25, FCRCC March Madness Apr 1/2, and Fort Langley Spring River Run Apr 22/23.
Sand Point Outrigger Canoe Club will be hosting the PNWORCA / CORA Small-Boat Racing Winter Series Championship on Lake Washington in Seattle on Apr 1 (April Fools Day indeed, but this is for real!) The courses will be challenging. The conditions will be epic. The awards will be exceptional. The after-race meal will be exquisite. This is how Sand Point Outrigger Canoe Club (SPOCC) does a Championship event. Pre-Registration via Pacific Multisports is $30 USD per participant.
Please note that even though the PNWORCA Official Winter Series Points System Rules state: You must complete at least 3 races in the series to qualify for awards, which are presented at the final race at the end of the season. Awards are given to the Top 3 Finishers. The PNWORCA Official Winter Series Points System Rules have not been updated to reflect that the PNWORCA / CORA Small-Boat Racing Winter Series Championship Event host is now conferring awards only to participants at the Championship race based on placings. Please take this opportunity to support Washington and Oregon clubs who send paddlers to support Canadian events.
CORA / PNWORCA continue to track Winter Series Points / Participation for all participants at all Winter Series races. The Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy will continue on the 2023 Peter Marcus Farewell Tour to be presented to the Top OC1 Masters paddler across the 7 Winter Series races at the Championship Awards presentation. CORA will also acknowledge on the CORA website any Canadian paddlers that are one of the Top 3 Finishers in their Boat / Gender / Age Division.