These boats carry teams of 5 people (plus the supplied experienced steerer) and the races are a very popular event. The team building aspect of these races is rated very highly by people who have competed in them.Great chance to identify your team or business by wearing TEAM SHIRTS.

The outrigger canoes are provided by Steve Dawes in partnership with the Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club. Steve and the other club members who run the outrigger races are very experienced outrigger canoe paddlers. There will be outrigger canoe paddler training available at a time to suit prior to the races. This enables teams to get maximum benefit from the competition.

The races are held in a series of 200m eliminations until the finals are held to determine the winning team.


Registrations will be open on the 1st January and closing at 7.00pm on the 2nd March 2019

On the day, the registration desk will be open at 8.00 am. All paddlers must obtain a wrist band from registration before going on the water

Registration is via the printable document or completed on the morning.
Download the printable registration forms here.

Safety Briefing

Safety briefing is at 8.45am.

First Race

The first of the race series will commence at 9:00 am.

Sites are provided for teams to set up and prepare and then rest as considered necessary by the team captain.


The cost per outrigger team of five people is $125 (5 paddlers x $25) an experienced steerer will be provided.