Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Outrigger Whitsunday

Our club has conducted another successful challenge to welcome new paddlers to the sport.

Each Saturday morning for four weeks new paddlers have been taught the basic techniques for outrigger paddling with each session focusing on the traditions, parts of a six person outrigger canoe, water safety, paddle technique and overall fitness.

Outrigger Whitsunday have six coaches who, along with club members, welcomed new paddlers to the sport.

Being part of a sporting club, irrespective of your skill level, provides a common purpose for socialising and connectedness as well as an opportunity to engage in some healthy physical activity.

So, if you haven’t considered participating previously, come along and have a try. The club is located at Shingley Beach and new members are always welcome.

Our club is looking forward to its first regatta of the season which will be conducted at Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands later this month.

Contributed with thanks to Paul Tobias.

Outrigger Whitsunday are always open to new members

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