Newcastle Outrigger

The Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club (NOCC) caters for all people who are interested in the sport of outrigger canoeing.  It doesn’t matter if you are an elite paddler, a total novice or want a unique team building or corporate event experience – we can cater for you.  There have been outrigger paddlers in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie for many years, and in July 2009 a core group of enthusiastic paddlers decided to form our own club.  We are now an affilated club with the national governing body of the sport AOCRA and compete in regattas throughout NSW and at times further afield.


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Going Paddling

If you are thinking of coming paddling or want to find out more about outrigging this is where to start. For an absolute novice please start here, the essential info for new paddlers. If you would like to know what to wear and bring when you come paddling, these are the guidelines. A general guide to outrigging you can print: PDF 1 : PDF 2 For session info see ‘where and when’ To speak with the club coach call Steve on 0408 59 43 40 or email. Other contacts are listed here club contacts

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Recreational paddling

If it’s just paddling that you are after, then give Club Coach Steve Dawes a call on 0408594340, send him an email or just turn up at one of our paddling sessions. For paddling sessions and locations, please see our ‘Where & When We Paddle‘ page. If you have not paddled before we would like to extend our offer of 3 free paddling sessions so that you can see if you like the sport.

Competitive paddling, team racing regattas

We often have more than one team attend the various regattas in NSW during the paddling season. We have also had individual paddlers and teams compete in the Hamilton Island Cup, Molokai, the National Championships and other local, national and international events. If you would like to compete in outrigging we are happy to have you along either as a serious team or a fun social team or something in between. Teams are usually comprised prior to the events depending on each paddlers availability.

Guest Paddlers from out of town or Overseas

All guest paddlers get 3 free paddling sessions, after that you can either pay $5/session or join for a full or half year as a club member. We look forward to meeting you.

Corporate and team building activities

Not only do we paddle socially and in regattas, we also do corporate events and team building activities.  If you are interested in running a corporate day or team building activity for your organisation, please contact Club Coach Steve Dawes a call on 0408594340, send him an email

Junior team building, school sport activities

A few of our members are trained to work with kids in sport and we have provided a range of after school sport programs. If you are interested in doing something like this for your school or class please contact us to discuss.


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Maritime Outrigger Rules Summary

Offshore: OC1/2/4/6 – Life jackets, Flares/phone OC1/2 – leg rope (suggest+ spare paddle) OC4/6 – 2 bailers, tow rope, spare paddle Harbour: OC1/2/4/6 – Life jackets, + flares/phone & lights @ night OC1/2 – OC4/6 – 2 bailers, tow rope, spare paddle