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"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

Ryunosuke Satoro

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WHO WE ARE

Latitude 48 Paddling Club is a non-profit outrigger paddling club that was founded in 2016 by coaches and leaders in the Victoria outrigger and dragon boat paddling community of British Columbia. Our mission is to teach and grow the sport and culture of outrigger paddling in Victoria BC. We commit to cultivate and perpetuate the values of respect, fairness, fun, friendship, work ethic, sportsmanship and competition to our members and to the greater paddling community.

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Latitude 48 respectfully acknowledges and thanks the Lekwungen speaking Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations on whose traditional and occupied territorial waters we paddle, train, and play. These Indigenous peoples have traversed these waters for thousands of years and we are grateful for their historic and continuing stewardship of these waters and surrounding lands. 

Latitude 48 also gratefully acknowledges the ancient Austronesian speaking peoples the islands of southeast Asia who originally developed outrigger canoes and used them to migrate as far as Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island. Canoes continue as a pillar of the culture and sport communities in Polynesian island nations throughout the Pacific. The outrigger canoe is a uniquely responsive, versatile and brilliantly designed watercraft that we are lucky to enjoy today in British Columbia.

PROGRAMS

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HORIZON 

Sept 2, 2023 To Feb 27, 2024

Welcome to L48 Horizon!  This recreational level program is for paddlers who want to focus on skills and the paddling experience rather than competition.  Whether you are brand new to paddling or have years of paddling of experience, you’ll love getting on the ocean in a fun, inclusive, and supportive environment.   Paddlers will learn stoke technique, boat skills and canoe culture from coaches with years of paddling and coaching experience.  Interested paddlers will have the opportunity to participate in local races.  

Coach: Corey Teramura 

 

Schedule: Saturdays 10:30am and Tuesday 4:30pm

Racing: Sure... if you want to! 

 

Program Fees:  $300 for six month season (1x per week option available for this program only $250 for 6 month season).  Paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery and have demonstrated competency in boat handling, have access to club OC1s and OC2 at no additional cost.

*Paddlers will need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate.

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MERIDIAN

Sept 2, 2023 to Feb 28, 2024

The Meridian Program is ideal for new paddlers or experienced paddlers that want to train and race following a weekly training program but without the commitment required for the competitive team. Paddlers will develop skills in solo and 6 person outrigger canoes. Participants will have an opportunity to compete in local races, but fun and fitness are also primary goals for this program.

Coaches: Jim Pearson and Bill Buckingham

 

Training Schedule:  OC6 Wednesday @ 6pm and Saturday @ 9am

Racing: This program regularly participates in local and provincial races.

 

Program Fees:  $300 for six month season 

Paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery and have demonstrated competency in boat handling, have access to club OC1s and OC2 at no additional cost.

*Paddlers will need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate.

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COMPETITIVE

Sept 2, 2023 to Feb 28, 2024

This program is for paddlers looking to train hard and race.  The coaches work with paddlers to build fitness and develop their skills in all water conditions, from flatwater stroke efficiency to surfing.  Paddlers don’t need a lot of experience or a high level of skill as long as they have a growth mindset and a desire to learn and push their paddling limits. Paddlers are accountable to their teammates and coaches to prioritize team training sessions.

Coaches: James Hill and Melanie Conard

 

Training Schedule:  September and October: Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 9am.  November to February 28th: Wednesdays @ 6pm and Sundays at 9am.

Additional OC1 training is an expectation for this program and regular OC1 time trials are part of crew selections.  Group OC1 training on Monday evenings at 5:30 for those interested.

 

Racing: The competitive team competes in local, regional and international races through the late fall, spring and summer.

 

Program Fees: $300 for 6 month season

Paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery and have demonstrated competency in boat handling, have access to club OC1s and OC2 at no additional cost.

*Paddlers will also need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate.

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LEARN TO OUTRIGGER


Saturday September 16th , 23rd and 30th @ 11 am

Learn to paddle outrigger with Latitude 48! In three Saturday sessions, we will introduce you to paddling outrigger canoe. You’ll learn all about the boats, the paddling stroke, how to recover an overturned boat, and how to navigate the Victoria inner, middle and outer harbour. The course will primarily be focused on OC6 (6 person canoe) but interested participants will have the opportunity to try solo boats as well. Paddles, lifejackets and all the equipment you will need to learn will be provided. Upon completion of this introductory course new paddlers will be ready to continue to one of our regular programs.

Coaches: Whitney, Richard and James

Program Fees: $75 for three 1.5-2 hour sessions

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PRIVATE COACHING

Latitude 48's coaches are available for one-on-one or small group coaching to both members and non-members. Our coaches have experience coaching and racing with dragonboat and outrigger teams from novice all the way up to world competition level. L48 coaches can bring a unique perspective to your training and provide insight into how to achieve your paddling goals, whatever they may be. 

Cost:

$50 for 60-90 minute session, $75 for two people

*Non-club members that need access to an OC1 will pay an additional $20

CONTACT LATITUDE 48 PADDLING CLUB

Victoria, BC, Canada

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