We asked our sister club what they have been up to since the World Sprints in May 2016 and what they have planned for 2017…..
A message from from Tito Paoa!
“Hi Outrigger Caloundra, we just return from the SurAmericano championship and Rapa Nui got all the gold. For the first time since 2011 the Rapa Nui women’s team got together as one and beat the Brazilians. The Rapa Nui Va’a club, started yesterday with summer Va’a program. Just when everything was going right I arrived on the beach on a V6 with my kids after an hour session, to find a bunch of paddlers with a birthday cake and singing happy birthday. It was wonderful… Anyway, next year we have the world marathon in Tahiti, an invitation to go to Catalina crossing in California in September, and an invitation to hawaikinui starting in huahine and ending in Bora Bora. Also hopping that any of the sister club members, visit us and paddle with us. Big hug to all. And once again, thanks for your hospitality”
Outrigger Caloundra has been invited to compete in Vaka Eiva in November 2016. Ten of our members have booked their flights and we are counting down the days. From November 18 to 25 the island of Rarotonga will be transformed into paddling heaven and will see close to 600 paddlers compete over 65 action packed races on the pristine open ocean and lagoon.
From its humble beginnings in 2004 the paddling festival has grown over the years to include more than 1000 paddlers – many who have continued to return to the islands for the popular annual event.
Click here for more info and contact us if you would like to join the adventure!
Outrigger Caloundra is a not for profit sports club that is managed by volunteers. We are affiliated with the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) and are members of the South Queensland Zone.