Registration for the CORA Outrigger Sprint Championships (30 April – 1 May 2022) is now closed. Note that after your registration has been received, you will receive further instructions as a team captain (for rostering) or as a solo athlete at the end of March. If you are registering a team, please ensure that you have your rosters and person crew details ready for the end of March to complete your registration rosters.
Location: 6871 Roberts Street Burnaby British Columbia, Canada V5B 3C1
Borders are open, vaccines are available, gathering / travel restrictions are lifting, and canoe racing is returning.
CORA would like to offer you an uplifting “Fireside Chat” with Mr. Boy Chun Fook – former PNWORCA Chairman, small-boat / sprints regatta / long-distance OC event organizer, founding member of Kikaha O Ke Kai of Tacoma WA, frequent visitor to CORA events – to get you in the spirit for a return to in-person racing as we are all “Jonesing” to see fellow paddlers once again.
Cozy up to the speakers with a beverage of your choice as Boy Chun Fook chats in Part 1 of 2 and Part 2 of 2 with Bellevue WA radio station KBCS (Hawaii Radio Connection) hosts Braddah Gomes and Auntie Ala, as they discuss the many challenges that event organizers have faced with hosting events during COVID, the weather dynamics that make The Gorge a surfing destination known around the world, and the spiritual healing benefits of being able to drive a few hours to The Gorge for a surfing escape away from COVID.
Browse the playlists and enjoy the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears brought to you every Saturday for two hours by Hawaii Radio Connection.
DATE: Saturday 26 February TIME: 4pm Pacific Guest Speaker: Vesna Radonich CLICK Here or on the image below to view the recording of this event. CLICK HERE to complete a short survey for Vesna
Just in time for sprint season, here’s a great chance for Canadian paddlers to meet championship paddler and international paddling coach Vesna Radonich as she joins Canadian hosts (CORA’s board of directors) for a 90-minute masterclass on sprint racing.
Vesna will discuss her passion for sprint racing, and outline the technical, tactical and training approaches to helping outrigger paddlers get to the start-line with the preparation they need to finish with personal bests.
Why hone up on sprints? Because there are some great races coming up, including FGPC’s “Kan-U-Hakit” 1500m 2x-buoy-turn OC6 sprints (Sunday 6 March) and CORA’s Sprint Nationals (including crew and solo competitors) scheduled for Burnaby Lake over the weekend of 30 April & 1 May. Crews and solo athletes will benefit from Vesna’s training tips and tactical expertise specific to sprint performance.
PLEASE JOIN the CORA board and guest presenter Vesna on Saturday 26 February at 4pm Pacific for this 2nd in CORA’s townhall series.