"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

 

LEARN TO OUTRIGGER

October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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 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.

 

Course instructors will be practicing physical distancing and all participants will be required to follow the club’s COVID-19 protocols. Hand sanitizer and equipment spray are provided.  Masks are required on the docks and boat house but not on the water.

Coaches: Jeff Spear, Elizabeth Lee, James Hill and Melanie Conard

Schedule: Saturdays 1pm


Cost $80 for four 1.5 hour sessions inclusive (Paddlers will also need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate).

HORIZON 

September 1st, 2021 to February 28th 2022

Introducing Latitude 48 Horizon! This once per week recreational program was created for people who love to be on the water in a fun, supportive environment. Paddlers will have the opportunity to participate in some local races if they choose, but the focus is on fun, camaraderie, skill development and canoe culture. Coaches aim to provide an inclusive and energetic environment for everyone.
 

Racing: Sure... if you want to! There are multiple local races on and off Vancouver Island and
coaches and crew can determine which races they would like to attend.

Paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery and have demonstrated competency in boat handling, have access to club OC1s for additional personal training outside of practice

Coach: Corey Teramura 

Schedule: Saturdays 10:30am
 

Cost:

$240 for six month season (Paddlers will also need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate).

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MERIDIAN

September 1st, 2021 to February 28th, 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 1 person and 6 person outrigger canoes from coaches with years of experience training, racing and coaching. 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:

Please note that provincial health restrictions dictate whether we are able to train in team boats (OC6) or restricted to solo (OC1). Current training times:

OC6 Wednesday @ 6pm and Saturday @ 9am

All paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery have access to club OC1s for additional personal training outside of practice times at no additional cost.

 

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


Cost $280 for 6 month season (late entry is prorated)

 

COMPETITIVE

September 1st, 2021 to February 28th 2022

Developing strong paddling skills, training at a demanding level, racing and contributing to a positive club culture are the core tenets of the program. Paddlers in the competitive program have accountability to teammates and contribute to a positive culture through good sportsmanship and a sense of community. Our competitive program supports both “open” (any age) and senior masters (50 plus) athletes.


Coaches: James Hill and Melanie Conard

 

Training Schedule:

Please note that provincial health restrictions dictate whether we are able to train in team boats (OC6) or restricted to solo (OC1). Current training times:

OC6 Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 9am
OC1 training is incorporated into some of these sessions

All paddlers that have completed a successful OC1 recovery have access to club OC1s for additional personal training outside of practice times at no additional cost.

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


Cost $320 for 6 month season

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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. These sessions will focus on fundamentals and how to get the most out of your stroke. There is a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience in our coaching group. Our coaches have experience both coaching 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 will have 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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