Ocean River Paddling Club

ORPC is a Victoria, BC based outrigger paddling club featuring competitive, development and recreational paddling for fitness, sport and for high level racing competition.
Do YOU have what it takes? Are you interested in a fun way to workout in a team environment? We welcome new members and can take you from novice to expert in just a few short decades!

Huli Practice

Huli practices were held on the Gorge waterway this past weekend. An excellent performance by all, especially noting it was a first time for many.

Island Iron was a Great Success

ORPC-sr-women-2The 2016 Island Iron hosted by ORPC was by all accounts a huge success. Check out the results. Race photographs are published in the Photogallery.

SAR-33-SundayOn behalf of the entire club, we offer a sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success. Special thanks go to sponsors who gave of themselves to provide everything from their personal time, use of vehicles, safety boats and prize donations, among other things. The Oak Bay SAR 33 deserve a huge round of applause for their unwavering support of safety for this race. Without support, this race would be a meager affair!

Having a feast at special events, even if a small feast, is part of the Polynesian tradition of our sport. Given the glowing comments received about great food, the food committee led by Erin Beckwirth deserve much credit in keeping these traditions alive.

The 2017 Island Iron will again be hosted by the Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club.

Brotchie 2016

brotchie-startMay 7th was a great day for ORPC crews racing in the 13.5 k FGPC sponsored Brotchie race.

Our two Novice crews warmed up the canoes for us finishing 1st and 3rd in the short course race.