If you’ve never paddled in an outrigger, or lack confidence in your paddling abilities, the Novice Program welcomes you to learn basic paddling technique, boat safety and the Hawaiian paddling culture.

This is a co-ed program open to adults of all ages, and is coached by experienced FCRCC outrigger paddlers. Through this program, you will learn outrigger paddling technique (no paddling experience necessary), develop paddling fitness and be introduced to Hawaiian culture.

It is a lot of fun too! Once you have completed the novice session, we encourage you to advance into one of the FCRCC Outrigger Programs.

Practices are held Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, leaving from the FCRCC Burrard site. You are welcome to attend just one, or several practices each week. Warning, the more practices you attend, the more quickly you will become addicted to outrigger paddling!

Last Novice practice will be Thursday, September 15th.

(i.e. no Novice practices after Monday, Sept 19th.)

After that the Novices can join in with Race Development

To register, please go to the following link

To participate in the Novice OC-6 program you must be a member of the FCRCC for the month you are participating in the program ($50). This is included in the $80 fee.  If you continue on in the program for more than one month, you will be asked to upgrade your membership to an individual member. The $50 one month trial membership fee will be credited towards the full membership fee.

The cost for the Novice OC-6 program is $80.00 plus GST.

Check out the following website for a glimpse of the 2009 novice season:

We look forward to seeing you on the water – aloha!

False Creek Racing Canoe Club
False Creek Racing Canoe Club