Give it a go and join us!
In the days before COVID-19, new people were welcome all year round to come and try outrigger canoeing. You didn’t need any previous experience and we would provide you with a paddle. The only requirement was that you could swim and tread water. We also required a medical certificate to show you were fit to paddle if you are over 55 and are new to the sport. While this was not required for your first come and try session, we will needed this certificate if you chose to continue paddling.
Unfortunately we are not offering the usual three trial sessions with our club before you join. As a result, you need to current AOCRA insurance and pay the club’s membership fee before you hit the water. We need all people at training to be members who have done the following:
1) joined our Teamer app so they can accept or decline training. This is our online record of attendance that will enable us to do contact tracing if required.
As soon as we open up our club to new members and we are back to business as usual, please see the usual process below.
Step 1: Come and Try
Your first three sessions are free while you decide if you like the sport and enjoy the atmosphere of our club.
There are four outrigger clubs on the Sunshine Coast and we all have our own culture, training styles and goals. So please feel free to meet us and see if we are the right fit for you.
Step 2: Join AOCRA and pay insurance
As an AOCRA member you are covered by insurance. Details about this policy can be found here.
To join AOCRA, click here, select the SQ Zone and scroll down to Outrigger Caloundra to join. This is an annual registration that is $70 for adults and $45 for juniors.
Step 3: Fill out an Outrigger Caloundra membership form and pay a membership fee
Our club membership fees for seniors are $100 for your first year and $200 thereafter. Junior fees are $100 per year, every year. This fee is payable direct to our club. Our banking details are on the footer below.
Our club membership is based on the financial year calendar. If you join after December, we can offer you a pro rata rate.
Click on the link for a membership application form OCCC Membership Application for Novice Paddler 2017-18
Send your completed form to email@example.com
As a member you will be expected to help us with fundraising events and volunteer throughout the year.
Step 4: Join Teamer to receive invites to training, social and fundraising events
The coaches use an online team management system to help us plan training sessions and select crews for competitions. It is also used for inviting people to social events, advising members about committee meetings and coordinating our weekly meat tray raffle.
The account can be found here http://tinyurl.com/pfwkk4d
New members do not need to use this system. If you decide to join the club, you will be asked to join and we can help you set it up. You can receive alerts and invitations via email and/or via the mobile phone app.
Step 5: Join our Members Facebook Group
Request to join our closed group here. This is not complusory but a great way to stay in the loop! Non Facebook users will still receive information via our newsletter.
Step 6: Get to know about our club, committee, outrigger technique and the history of the sport
Read our E-Welcome Information This includes info about our committee and how our club operates.
Click here to read one of our newsletters about outrigger technique. While this may seem overwhelming, just remember, there are a million ways to paddle but if you are smiling you are doing it right!
Click here to read one of our newsletters about the history of outrigging, how to recover from a huli, roles in the boat and race starts.