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

Ryunosuke Satoro

 

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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PROGRAMS

 
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LEARN TO OUTRIGGER

Session 1: March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th, 2022

Session 2: April 23rd, April 30th, May 14th, May 21st

Session 3: August 13th, 20th, 27th and September 3rd.

Learn to paddle outrigger with Latitude 48!   In four 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 harbor. 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: Jeff Spear, Elizabeth Lee​

 

Schedule: Saturdays 12:30pm

Cost: $80 for four 1.5 hour sessions

HORIZON 

March 1st to August 31st, 2022

Horizon is for people who love to paddle, whether new to outrigger or seasoned paddlers, and want to focus on the experience of being on the ocean. Paddlers will have the opportunity to participate in some local races if they choose, but this recreational program focuses on camaraderie, skill development, canoe culture and fun over competition. Coaches aim to provide an inclusive and energetic environment.

Coach: Corey Teramura 

 

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

Racing: Sure... if you want to! 

 

Cost:  $280 for six month season (Saturday only option also available)

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

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.

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MERIDIAN

March 1st to August 31st, 2022

The Meridian Program is ideal for new paddlers or experienced paddlers wanting to train and race 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.

 

Cost:  $280 for six month season 

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

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.

 

COMPETITIVE

March 1st to August 31st, 2022

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:  Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 9am

Additional OC1 training is an expectation for this program and regular OC1 time trials are part of crew selections.  Some OC1 training is incorporated into team sessions.

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

 

Cost: $320 for 6 month season

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

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.

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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, $70 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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