Who are we?
Fremantle Outrigger Canoe Club INC. was formed in May 1997. We are a member of the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association, AOCRA and participate in WA Zone meets plus some of the iconic events such as the Classic Paddle and Canoeing WA events.
Training is conducted throughout the year at a choice of either a river or ocean location via our affiliation with both the Swan Yacht Club, (SYC) and Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club , (CSLSC). This is an enviable position that most paddling clubs don’t have a choice of an established river location in East Fremantle or a perfectly located surf lifesaving club and facilities with CSLSC.
Our canoes are launched from the south western corner of the SYC car park on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings, or from the CSLSC club house Saturday mornings.
We welcome all levels of paddlers from the complete novice to the highly experienced. If you would like to join us for a paddle please contact Lorne on 0423 597 654 or Tony on 0423 718 748. Or contact us on Facebook, Fremantle Outrigger Canoe Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/120992654793/
So what is Outrigger Canoeing?
Here is a Hawaiian Airlines and Ocean Paddler TV promotion of the pinnacle event the OC6 Moloka’i Hoe crossing from 2011. For us in Australia it would be the Hamo Cup (Hamilton Island, Queensland). Find another sport that likes to travel to tropical paradises, enjoy!
Like to fly Solo?
You just saw above an OC6 race which means outrigger canoe with six people. There are many more types of outrigger canoes, VA’A 1, OC2, VA’A3, OC4 and OC1.
So what can you do Solo? WA is one of the best place on earth for this type of fun. A little thing called the Freo Doctor helps. There is even a taxi service here set up to take your canoe further upwind to return to your car, how good is that!