ORPC is proud to host Bridges, each fall – generally the weekend immediately before or after Thanksgiving. On Saturday, OC6 canoes race about 6 km, up and down Victoria’s Gorge waterway. There are generally 7 or 8 boats per heat, and a selection of fun prizes! Small boat races on Sunday consist of the “inny” – 6 km in the Gorge; and the “outty” – 10-12 km to Saxe Point and back.
ORPC alternates hosting Island Iron with Comox, with ORPC hosting Island Iron in even years. This iron race is a beach start from Cadboro Bay, south to the Oak Bay Marina, around Discovery and Chatham Islands, then crossing Baynes Channel back to Cadboro Bay. The mix of currents and the standing waves through Baynes, make this one of the more challenging and interesting races.