Outrigger

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

With a 6.30am race briefing there was no sleeping in for paddlers on the first day of racing for the OC6 class of outrigger canoes in the 2012 Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. Short sprints are just what you need to get the blood flowing (especially if you’ve been lazing around in bed for the [...]

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

Wow – it’s June again and the island is swarming with paddlers, here for the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. The Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club (HIOCC) spent the weekend finalising plans in the club rooms, dusting off the lane markers and polishing the trophies. The weather has come out to play and conditions are [...]

Perfect Day

Perfect Day

How lucky am I? So far today I have been out for a 5.30am paddle with my outrigger crew and watched the sun rise over the Whitsundays. Then I got the kids off to Hamilton Island State School with their tennis and basketball gear so they can head to the Sports Club after school. Then [...]

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

The inaugural Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event will be held on Hamilton Island from 14-18 June, in partnership with the Australian Outrigging Canoe Association (AOCRA) and more recently, Surf Life Saving Australia. Formerly known as the Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup, the event is run over four exciting days. This year competitive outriggers will be joined by [...]

Sunrise Paddling

Sunrise Paddling

Had the absolute pleasure to go paddling this morning in one of the Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club six-man canoes with a crew of five island staff. The official sunrise was at ten-to-six we were on the water 15 min ahead of that. It was just lovely. There was a red glow on the horizon [...]

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