Only 5 Spaces Left

Only 5 3 Spaces LeftAll Spaces Sold Out

The Boat House construction is complete and all spaces are occupied. If you wish to reserve a space at the first opening, please contact boathouse@orpc.ca.

The 25′ long building is 12′ wide and situated on the ORPC float just above water level. Each storage cell in the structure has padded sides and support and has ample space so that adjacent boats will not contact your boat. 21 outrigger OC1/OC2 or surfskis cells occupy the 310 square feet building. The 2800 cubic foot canoe storage structure has a separate but integral Ama closet for Ama and Iaku storage (at the back end, right side of the boat house as viewed).
If you are looking for worry-free secure boat storage, free from critters AND at water level, contact boathouse@orpc.ca

Dock Reconstruction and Boat Storage Build

Dock Reconstruction and Boat Storage Building
October 29th, saw our former landlord move locations leaving the remnants of our water facilities in various states of disrepair. Upon arrival in the morning, our club house was found floating, loosely tied up to the dock in a different position than the night before. After several days of ‘all hands on deck’ the old south dock was divided into useful parts and paddled over to the north dock location. Commercial flotation was purchased and installed in November and December. A new section of dock was constructed from scratch with new flotation and attached by December 3rd after one long hard day working in torrential rain and 1 deg. C with a volunteer crew. Click on the following photo for images of the project.

Bridges 2016 “A Great Success”

BRIDGES 2016, “A Great Success”

Firstly, we wish to thank all those participants who came to our club to enjoy this 17th running of the annual Bridges race. We love watching the good will and enjoyment everyone wears on their faces at this race!

We are proud of everyone in our club for stepping up to make things happen! A comment was made that “Each year it runs smoother and smoother,” and this is because of you! Bridges was a huge success this year once again.

Special thanks to Lise for her master coordinating skills with registrations and taking on the job of race result entry; Cindy Wright for her fabulous prizes; Jason as safety coordinator; Kerry for organizing the door prizes; Robin for the tunes and announcements; and Glenys for coordinating the 50/50 and the very successful paddle raffle! The volunteer efforts by everyone on Saturday and Sunday were fabulous.

Its important to note the skillful efforts of those taking care of the timing, dock duty and registrations. And thanks to Julie as OC6 race organizer, Lise as the Inny & Outty Race organizer and all those who made these happen.
See you all next year!

Results are ATTACHED BELOW:.

Bridges 2016 OC6 Results
Inny -Outty Race Results

ORPC Cleans Up

ORPC Cleans Up
There was some major clean up going on at ORPC on the weekend.  Lots of scraping, scrubbing, washing, polishing, sawing, drilling, hammering, sorting,  re-sorting occurring.  It was a long day but long days spent in good company feel pretty good.  Thanks to the many ORPC paddlers who came down to help. Our facility looks pretty tidy right now.  But that’s not all!!!

Huli Technique Reminder

Huli Technique Reminder (training video mahalo Charles Hamper)


An OC6 can go over for many reasons. Too much weight on the right, wind, rough seas, or mistakes made by the sterns. Knowing how to rescue your canoe and paddlers is required within the first year of a new crew and practiced yearly by all experienced crews. Each crew will have different types of bodies in their canoes and so it is not always ideal to have set seats doing set jobs in the recovery. Each crew is encouraged to develop their own set of roles for their paddlers that make the recovery as efficient and quick as possible. However, for the purposes of instruction, we will assume certain seats perform certain roles.