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!
Duel in the Desert, May 7 & 8, 2022
Held on Skaha Lake this race features a 15-18 km. OC-6 race on Saturday. Sunday is small boat racing over an approximate 11 km. course.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
8:00 am: Registration OPEN
8:30 am: Short Course Race Meeting
9:00 am: Short Course Race Start
10:00 am: Womens/Mixed (Masters) Race Course Meeting
10:30 am: Womens/Mixed (Masters) Race Start (approx)
10:45 am: Short Course Awards at Skaha Beach Park
12:00 pm: Mens/Mixed (Open) Race Course Meeting
12:30 pm: Mens/Mixed (Open) OC-6 Race Start (approx)
2:30 pm Food
3:00 pm: Womens, Mixed, Men Awards at Skaha Beach Park
SUNDAY, MAY 8
8:30 am: Registration OPEN
9:30 am: Race Course Meeting
10:00 am: Race Start (approx)
11:30 am: Awards
Big boat races on Saturday: $240/crew; Juniors $120/crew
Fee includes race awards and lunch.
Extra Meal Tickets $15
Small boat races on Sunday: $20/person; Juniors $10/person
Big Boat Course to be determined based on wind/weather. Short course race is approximately 8 km and the Women/Men/Mixed full course approximately 15 km.
Small Boat Course to be determined
Please email your intent to race or completed registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Race fees paid at the registration table by cash or cheque.
Mahalo! We look forward to seeing you again.