These boats carry teams of 5 people (plus the supplied experienced steerer) and the races are a very popular event. The team building aspect of these races is rated very highly by people who have competed in them.

The outrigger canoes are provided by Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club.  The club members who run the outrigger races are very experienced outrigger canoe paddlers. There will be outrigger canoe paddler training available at a time to suit prior to the races. This enables teams to get maximum benefit from the competition.

The races are held in a series of 200m eliminations until the finals are held to determine the winning team.


The registration desk will be open at 7:45 am.

Registration is via the printable document or completed on the morning. Download the printable registration forms here.

Event Schedule

Outriggers – teams of 5 people (we will provide a ‘steerer’) Come and try + 3 heats on a 200m course 8.15am – 8.30am

Sites are provided for teams to set up and prepare and then rest as considered necessary by the team captain.


The cost per outrigger team of five people is $75 (5 paddlers x $15) an experienced steerer will be provided. $15 entry fee includes BBQ breakfast with coffee/tea

Individuals are encouraged to register on the day @ $15 per head – always room for you