The Brechin Paddling Dock is home to NCKC’s outrigger program. Right on the ocean, close to Newcastle and Protection Islands, this is a great community of people where West Coast wildlife and adventure are part of the fun.
- Check the Current Outrigger Schedule
- Annual Crazy 8 Outrigger Race
- Nanaimo Weather & Tides
- Watch Paddling Tutorials
Care and Handling of the Outrigger Canoes
The Brechin facility relies on NCKC membership to unload and load various boats to and from the cage and dock. It has been noticed that several of the boats are starting to suffer from this transportation and setup, resulting in damage. As much as possible, all boat maintenance and repair is done by club volunteers, however expenses incurred for boat repair/replacement are also paid by club revenue, such as our membership fees.
Everyone knows that it is the nature of the sport that these boats will always require maintenance and the occasional repair. With a few tips and some effort though, we can keep these boats in tip-top shape for many years, decreasing the costs of repair/replacement and ensuring that boats are readily available for anyone who needs them.
Please handle the boats as gently as you would if they were your own. Some of our members have made short training videos on “best practices” for handling these boats. Please take a moment to watch them:
If during the use of a boat, it becomes damaged, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or make the NCKC board aware of this ASAP so we can ensure the boat is inspected, repaired and back on the water as quickly as possible.
How to Find Us
Brechin Paddling Dock:
1890 Otter Way
Brechin Boat Ramp
Contact: Rob Lavoie, Outrigger Rep – outrigger.rep[at]nckc.ca
Canadian Outrigger Association
NCKC members who wish to compete in CORA races, must register with the Canadian Outrigger Association for insurance coverage.