Brisbane Outrigger Canoe Club

Brisbane Outrigger Canoe Club (BOCC) commenced in 1989 and is located at Vic Lucas Park, Bulimba. The club caters to all levels and has experienced local, national and for some members, international success.

The first outrigger canoe landed on Australian shores in 1978, with the first regatta being held in 1981. Races are held over distances from 250 meters right through to marathons. In Australia, marathons are generally held over distances from 15kms to 21kms, with teams in the Hamilton Island Cup completing races up to 42kms.

As part of the Brisbane Riverfestival in 2001 and 2002, BOCC hosted the ‘River Race Outrigger Challenge’, a race of 18kms with crews of 3 men and 3 women, one of the first mixed competitions held in Australia. This event has now evolved to the Resi River Race, is still a mixed crew format, offers thousands of dollars in prize money, and is now part of the Southern Zone Regatta Calendar. This race, and our club, is proudly sponsored by Resi Mortgage Corporation. This year, the race will be held on Saturday the 24th of May from Southbank.

BOCC members train almost every day of the week, mornings and afternoons, and welcome any new members to our club. We endeavour to hold ‘Come and Try’ days and Novice Programs toward the end of the calendar year to introduce new paddlers to our sport. The current dates for these events can be found in ‘New Members