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

Ryunosuke Satoro



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.





July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 2020.

Have you ever wanted to try outrigger paddling?

This program is a great opportunity to learn how to paddle OC1 (solo outrigger) with our fantastic club coaches. In four Saturday sessions, you'll learn how to set up different canoes, the fundamentals of the paddle stroke, and overturned boat recovery all while enjoying Victoria's scenic waterway!

Paddles, lifejackets and all the equipment you will need to learn will be provided.


Course instructors will be practicing physical distancing. Hand sanitizer and equipment spray are provided.

Coaches: James Hill and Melanie Conard


Saturdays 12pm

Cost $50 for four sessions inclusive (Paddlers will also need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate).



March 5th 2020 to August 29th 2020

Newer to paddling or have experience and wanting to train and compete but not quite ready for the competitive team commitment?  This program is for you. The Meridian Program is for athletes looking to maintain fitness, improve their outrigger stroke technique and learn boat skills in a fun and supportive environment.  

Coaches: James Hill and Jim Pearson


Spring/Summer Schedule:

Thursdays @ 7pm and Saturdays @ 9:30am

Paddlers have access to club OC1s for additional personal training.


Racing: Paddlers in this program will have the opportunity to race in local and regional events, but racing is not a requirement for this program. 

Cost $285 for 6 month season


March 1st 2020 to August 30th 2020

This team is for paddlers wanting to take the next step in their training and racing.  Our competitive coaches ask for a high level of dedication from paddlers and offer a supportive atmosphere that encourages strong work ethic, commitment and good sportsmanship in competition.  We emphasize the value of growing together and reaching goals as a team. 

Coaches: James Hill, Jim Pearson and Melanie Conard


Spring/Smmer Schedule:

Tuesday @ 7pm Whole Crew

Sunday @ 8:30am Whole Crew

Thursday sessions

 @ 5:30 for the Senior Masters and

 @ 7pm for Open paddlers

Paddlers have access to club OC1s for additional personal training.


Racing: The competitive team competes in local and regional races through the late fall, spring and summer.  This year the competitive team coaches will also be selecting teams to race the Na Pali Challenge on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Cost $365 for 6 month season


Victoria, BC, Canada

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