What's an OC?

Modern OCs are single-hull canoes with an outrigger that lends stability to the craft.  

Common crafts in racing are the OC1, OC2, and OC6, manned by 1, 2, or 6 paddlers, respectively.

Outrigger racing organizations in the United States include the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association (ECORA), the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (HCRA), the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA), the Southern California Outrigger Canoe Association (SCORA), and several more

See Charleston from a different perspective!

Paddling out of City Marina, we take short and long paddles up and down the Ashley, out around the harbor, or out to the beach.  Our shorter sessions let you work on your stroke technique, while our longer sessions will help you build endurance.  

Our club members compete individually in OC events around the region. Come train with us!  We'll help you build a crew and get race-ready.  Then, when you are, our Captains can help you find a race that works for you and your crew.

Looking for a little competition?

Join us on the water!

We hold Join the Club! events during the warmer weather when you can come out and try both dragon boat & outrigger canoe.  Look for these events on MeetUp. Otherwise, check out our upcoming events on MeetUp.  Some will indicate they are open to new paddlers.  Or contact us and we'll find a good time for you to join.   Be sure to let us know you're coming by signing up on Meetup.

Our outrigger paddle sessions will always indicate what the goals are:  some sessions will be easy paddles designed for all skill levels, some will be longer, more challenging  sessions.  Please know what you are signing up for!  The steersperson is in charge of the crew and may reassign seats, if needed.

Have questions about OC or our club?  Contact us at charlestonpaddleclub@gmail.com.  We'll be happy to answer your questions!

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