Port Stephens Outrigger Canoe Club was established in 1995
The goal of the club is to gain enjoyment and fitness by participating in the sport of outrigging.
There are more than 4000 registered outrigger paddlers in Australia and the sport is practiced in more than 50 other countries.
Outrigger canoeing is considered an important part of the culture of many of the Pacific Island nations and there is a number of important traditions that all outriggers are expected to follow out of respect for it’s cultural significance. Your coach will teach you these ‘rules’.
The sport is administered by a body called AOCRA and it is worthwhile visiting the AOCRA website for lots of information.
Port Stephens club is part of the of the NSW zone that constitutes about 20 clubs that run from Port Macquarie in the North to Mollymook in the south.
Regattas are held from September to April in NSW where clubs from our zone compete in races against each other. There are Age groups for men and women’s teams as well as mixed teams events. Juniors can join and compete from 10 yrs old.
We launch from Corlette Beach, near The Anchorage breakwall, Corlette Point Park, Corlette Point Road, Corlette and from Shoal Bay, near the boat ramp near the end of Shoal Bay Road.
Details of our paddling times and locations are on our Paddling Times page.
For any further information please contact us