Penticton Racing Canoe Club hosts two major race events per year: Duel in the Desert – an early season six-man and small boat race, and the Length of the Lake 100 km Ultra-Paddle race – one of the longest single day races in North America. PRCC hosts a number of the Okanagan Small Boat Racing Series throughout the Valley with the Vernon and Kelowna Clubs, namely Challenge Chasedown in August and late September’s Downhill Run, which is a downwind length of Skaha race. Once a year at the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival, outrigger paddlers also form a unique temporary dragon boat team called O’kaiI’Kika U’as (sound it out).

There are a number of races held throughout Western Canada and the United States. Visit Canada’s National Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) website for a schedule of races and other information about outrigger paddling in Canada.


Penticton Racing Canoe Club welcomes everyone back for
Duel in the Desert, May 13 & 14, 2017

Short Course approx. 10 km
Long Course approx 20 km

Same great food and prizes, even less garbage!

We’ll be serving everyone’s favourite PRCC post-paddle pot o’ something plus fixings! Bring your own chair or blanket as we just kick back and eat on the grass.


Saturday, May 13
9:00 am : Novice & Junior OC-6 Race Start
10:30 am : Womens, Mixed (Masters & Sr Masters Race Start (approx)
12:30 pm : Mens/Mixed (open) OC-6 Race Start (approx)
1:00 to 4:00 pm : Lunch & Awards at Skaha Beach

Sunday, May 14
9:30 am : Short course Race Start (if sufficient registration)
11:00 am : Mens/Women/Mixed Mass Race Start (approx)
1:00 pm : Awards


$180 per OC-6 Crew ($90 for Junior Crews)
$15 per person Small Boats ($10 for Juniors)

Cash or make cheques payable to “PRCC”

If one rep from each club or crew could please email us in advance, we’d appreciate it so we can make enough food, and truck in enough prizes. We need to know as early as possible (tough in the outrigger racing world, we know):
1) what club you are from
2) if you are men/women/mixed or novice
3) which age division you are racing as
4) if you have a canoe available to lend to other crews

Purchasing prizes requires knowing how many divisions we will have, so this “pre-registration” information is especially important.  Official registration forms online or available at the registration table pre-race. 
For more information, or to let us know you’re coming:
info@pentictonoutrigger.com or call Don Mulhall at (250) 488-3100

Mahalo!  We look forward to seeing you again.