Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club
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 Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club. We compete in regattas throughout NSW and at times further afield. We also have community involvement in fundraising activities, come and try days and WEA Training courses.
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
Testimonials from our happy paddlers!
“I became a paddler when my living situation prevented me from being a regular surfer. I could be a regular surfer now, but I almost always forgo it for paddling. It takes a certain kind of person to be comfortable going offshore in a (relatively) small, unpowered boat. I like that kind of person. I have a lot of respect for someone who puts their trust in their crew and busts their ass to make sure they are at least pulling their weight (and hopefully more) to contribute to the success and safe return of their crew. The friends I’ve made through paddling are unreal and I love every single one of them, some more than others ;). Paddling has brought good people into my life as well as the opportunity to travel to some beautiful places. I look forward to more of both.”