OC-6 2016 Events
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for all OC-6 events All OC-6 must have a registration weight of 400 pounds. To qualify for unlimited class, there must be 3 canoes registered under the 330 weight class.
  • Winning boats may be requested to ‘weigh in’ at the conclusion of your event, at the discretion of the judges within 30 minutes of race completion.

Divisions: Mens, Womens , Open to Kupuna, must have 3 registered to qualify for a prize category. The Mixed division (minimum 1 man, maximum 3 men) will run within the men's event.

Short Course – This race circumnavigates Keats Island. This is a mixed event (max 3 men) w/ Junior, Open and 50+ categories. Race time is approximately 70 minutes on a 8.7 mile/14 km course. This race runs first thing Saturday morning. Water conditions in the early morning are usually calm and the race course is a favorite for any team wishing a shorter alternative to the iron course. Junior teams who have paddled this course in prior years have registered times within our estimate, and stand very well amongst our field of competitors. However, if the Junior coaches from all participating teams wish for a modified/shorter race course, a request must be addressed to the Race director one month prior to the race day.

Long Course - Start at Amours Beach in Gibsons Wharf, East outside of the Harbour lighthouse, then North to Secret Beach, around Buoy marker, downwind South, past Preston Island, and northwest around Keats Island towards green can at Soames point. Follow coast line east back to finish line at Gibsons Wharf. (approx. 23 km).

We reserve the right to alter a course or cancel this race due to unsafe paddling/weather conditions at any point before and during the race event.

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Small Boat Events:

Long Course - 10 km "Pulling Water Challenge", will run Sunday morning for all small boats OC-1, 2, surfski and double surfski. Note that the schedule has been modified this year to allow a Mass Start for all Men, Women and Mixed. The race will be coordinated with the Ferry schedule to allow everyone time to race, attend the award ceremonies and catch the next ferry home!

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Events Notes:

Please read the following notes, as they should answer most questions you may have about the weekend. If there is anything you need, or have concerns about, please check in at the:

Dougall Park Kin Hut2pm - 7pmFriday
Govt Dock7am - 4pmSaturday
Dougall Park4pm - 8pmSaturday
Gibsons Marina8am - 1pmSunday


Camping: Free camping is available at Dougall Park towards the back of the park away from Kin Hut building and stage area. Port a potties and toilet facilities are available.

Race Blessing: Coveted Devils Club necklaces will be distributed to those who attend Friday @ 7:00pm just before the steerers meeting behind the Kinsman Hall.

Dinner: Saturday night is included with your race registration. Extra dinner tickets can be purchased at the Kinsman Hall Friday 2-6 pm and at the Govt Dock 9-noon Saturday. $16 each

** Racers, your dinner ticket is your ID badge - this must be presented to get your dinner, sorry no exceptions.  Also, we will be having a Paddlers Dance immediately after the award to dance the night away!


First Aid: Available at the Government Wharf, Saturday 8-4.

Lost & Found: Race Central on the Govt Dock Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-noon.

Showers: Coin operated hot showers are available at the Marina.

Trailer Parking: Located at behind Gibsons Curling Club in upper Gibsons. Drivers will be directed after unloading.

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