East Coast Outrigger Racing Association

East Coast Outrigger Racing Association

ECORA Annual Meeting - Recap

Our annual meeting was held on Sunday, January 31 in Philadelphia.  Over 25 people from 8 different clubs attended; WCC, NCA, NYO, POCC, PDBA, Philly Police, Manu'iwa and Nyack OCC.  Guest speakers included Jeff from Akamai (a member of POCC) and Mony Sy from Montreal who drove here just for our meeting.  

We gave out awards to the top 3 teams for 2015 OC-6 racing.  Congratulations to WCC for once again finishing 1st, NYO took second and Manu’iwa took 3rd place.  For OC-1/2 congratulations to Pam Boteler for 1st place in Women’s Masters; Miako Rankin & Ruth Woollett for 1st place in Women’s OC-2; Roger Crossland for 1st place in Men’s Golen Masters, Dale Andrade for 1st place in Men’s Senior Masters; Joel Clement for 1st place in Men’s Masters; Martin Lowenfish for 2nd place in Men’s Masters; Andrey Drachenko for 1st place in Men’s Open; and Liz Pennisi &   Matt Butcher for 1st place in Mixed OC-2. 

Congrats to Di Eckerle for being elected as the new President of ECORA replacing Ed Acker who served for 6 years and to Cindy Scope for being elected Secretary replacing Ken Mitchell who served for 2 years.  


The Sunshine Coast has successfully bid to host the 2016 World Outrigging Sprint Championships which will be held at Lake Kawana from May 5th - 15th.   If anyone is interested please contact Ed Acker at [email protected]  

The Australian Outrigging Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council are developing plans to leverage and promote the event and the sport of outrigging prior to 2016 and beyond. There is plenty to see and do for our international guests. This, combined with Lake Kawana’s world class facilities, makes Australia an ideal choice for the 2016 World Sprint Titles.

Lake Kawana is located one hour north of the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports with the Sunshine Coast Airport just 15 minutes away, making the site easily accessible for international travellers.

The 2000 metre buoyed Lake Kawana world-class facility is perfect for flat water competitions with eight canoe or kayak lanes or seven rowing lanes that host triathlons, dragon boat racing, surf ski paddles, stand up paddle boards, open water swimming and much more.

Lake Kawana will be heavily used as a training ground by international teams competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia.

The staging of the 17th IVF Va’a World Sprint Championships at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast will ensure the continued growth of the V1 discipline throughout Australia and the development of V1s in emerging countries such as Malaysia.

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is centrally located between Sydney, with its spectacular harbour, and Cairns boasting one of the World’s Seven Wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, and presents a number of the best beaches on the east coast of Australia. 

The Sunshine Coast is also home to Australia Zoo, the legacy of the late and great Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Less than an hour away is Moreton Island with the tallest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere and Fraser Island, one of the last frontiers of beach and island exploration that is already a popular international camping destination.

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