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.


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 duel@pentictonoutrigger.com.  Race fees paid at the registration table by cash or cheque.

Mahalo!  We look forward to seeing you again.