is the association for outrigger canoe clubs located in the Pacific Northwest. Clubs are located in Washington and Oregon. Individual clubs provide children and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities instruction in the techniques of outrigger canoe paddling. Everyone is welcome – no paddling experience is necessary.

Whether you want to paddle recreationally or want to experience the fun and excitement of racing, there is a place for everyone. Within PNWORCA there is a full season of sprint and distance racing events. Outrigger canoe paddling is a great way to spend time on the water.

PNWORCA’s Objective

  • To unite all outrigger canoe clubs organized in the Pacific Northwest
  • To organize, encourage, maintain and perpetuate outrigger canoe racing in the Pacific Northwest
  • To set standards of equipment and safety for outrigger canoe races
  • To represent PNWORCA members at international forums for Outrigger canoe racing
  • To teach, train, instruct and expose children, men and women in the ancient culture and history of Hawaiian canoeing

Learning how to paddle

An outrigger crew is a combination of six individuals working together in unison. It is the perfect technique and timing of the paddles through the water, not necessarily the physical strength of members, which truly makes the canoe fly.

Each seat in an outrigger canoe has a different objective. Paddlers have a chance to rotate through all positions to find the spot that is right for them. An accomplished paddler can jump into any seat in a canoe.

What is an outrigger canoe?
Upcoming Events
  • Sat, Apr 01:  Sandpoint Outrigger Club - WS 7

  • Sat, Apr 22:  Rusty Iron Distance Race

  • Sat, May 06:  RATI Distance Race

  • Sat, May 13:  Manu K Baker Sprint Regatta

Race Results
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Kailua hybrid paddle – $100

Great shape – Length: 49 3/4″ Blade: 17″ x 9 1/4 Here are some pix: https://goo.gl/photos/VB58NkoxWbsbcg897 Contact Doug Nichols dougxn at gmail Recommend this pageTweet this pageemail this page to someone


Kailua Steering paddle – $175

Relatively good shape – a few nicks. Length: 52″ Plade surface: 9 1/2″ x 20 1/5″ Find some pix here: https://goo.gl/photos/mVHsjSvbdfhuBCeK8 Contact Doug Nichols @ dougxn at gmail Recommend this pageTweet this pageemail this page to someone

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Sherri Cassuto memorial, June 18 at 10 am at Magnuson Park, Seattle

Aloha all, Some of you might know that Sherri Cassuto has died after a long and hard battle with cancer last months…I wanted to let you know about her memorial service in Seattle at Magnuson Park on June 18 at 10 am….more details below. Those of you who knew her don’t need to have me …