Read our current policy for the COVID-19 pandemic here.

"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

May 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2021.

Learn to paddle outrigger with Latitude 48!   In three Saturday sessions, you'll learn how to set up OC1s (solo outriggers), the fundamentals of the paddle stroke, and how to recover an overturned boat.  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 the Meridian Program.

 

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.

Schedule:

Saturdays 2pm


Cost $80 for three 1.5 hour sessions inclusive (Paddlers will also need a yearly CORA membership at $30 in order to participate). **Max enrollment 6 paddlers

MERIDIAN

March 3rd, 2021 to August 28th, 2021

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 on 1 person and 6 person outrigger canoes and is led by 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 (back up coaching by 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).  Therefore training times will alternate between the following:

OC1 only permitted: Wednesday @ 6pm and Saturday @ 9am OR 10:30am

OC6 permitted: 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: We love racing but due COVID restrictions most racing has been suspended.  When racing is again permitted this program will participate in local and provincial races.


Cost $285 for 6 month season ($40 discount for private boat owners)

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COMPETITIVE

March 2nd, 2021 to August 31st, 2021

Our competitive program supports both “open” (any age) and senior masters (50 plus) athletes. Developing strong paddling skills, training at a demanding level, racing and contributing to a positive club culture are the core tenets of the program. While our crews have a strong track record of competitive achievement, we emphasize development in and out of the canoe. Personal accountability to teammates, taking on team and personal challenges in paddling and contributing to a positive culture through good sportsmanship and a sense of community are all points of emphasis.


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).  Therefor training times will alternate between the following:

OC1 Only or limited OC6 training permitted:

      Open Crew: Tuesday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 10:30am

      Senior Masters (50) Crew: Thursday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 8:30am

*Training plan includes a third independent workout for individual training which can be completed with the Monday night Men’s training group or Saturday afternoon Women’s training group.

Complete return to OC6:

      Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm and Sunday @ 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: During regular years, the competitive team competes in local,  regional and international races through the late fall, spring and summer.  During COVID restrictions, OC6 racing is currently suspended, but many of the training sessions are done in a competitive environment.


Cost $360 for 6 month season ($40 discount for private boat owners)

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

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SHE BEAST II - Women's OC1 Clinic

April 3rd, 2021

You paddle like a girl. Good for you! L48’s coach Melanie Conard has a passion for helping female paddlers develop and the She Beast clinics are her way of doing that. With the help of  another L48 coach James Hill,  this women-only clinic focuses on improving paddle stroke mechanics through drills and video review and will also touch on racing and preparing to race even when you’re a little scared to get on the line.  

 

Course instructors will be practicing physical distancing. Hand sanitizer and equipment spray are provided.  Masks are required on the docks.

Schedule: Saturday 12pm-4pm
 

Cost:

$50 for a 4 hour session (CORA membership required to participate).

**Max enrollment 6-8 paddlers (depending on current COVID guidelines).

CONTACT LATITUDE 48 PADDLING CLUB

Victoria, BC, Canada

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