"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

 

HORIZON 

September 3rd to February 28th, 2023

Welcome to L48 Horizon!  This recreational level program is for people who love to paddle but 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:  $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

September 3rd to February 25th, 2023

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:  $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

September 1st to February 28th, 2023

This program is for paddlers looking to train hard and race at a competitive level. The coaches work with paddlers to build fitness and develop their skills in all water conditions. Paddlers don’t need a lot of experience or a high level of skill to join but are expected to prioritize training sessions with their teammates and have accountability to each other and the coaches to attend practice and work towards being their best on and off the water.

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. 

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

 

Program Fees: $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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LEARN TO OUTRIGGER

We will be back with more learn to outrigger sessions in the early spring - until then check out our horizon program!

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: Sessions will be announced early 2023 for the spring!

Program Fees: $80 for four 1.5 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, $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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