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Membership fees cover registration and insurance costs, and to assist the Club in paying for expenses such as equipment, maintenance, affiliation and administrative fees. The membership fee is for the 12 months of the calendar year. A pro rata adjustment will be made for people wanting to join the club during the course of the year.

Membership fees for the 2017 calendar year are:

Seniors – $190 + AOCRA fees (see below)

Juniors (up until the age of 18) – $50 + AOCRA fees

Minnows – $30 + AOCRA fees

Uniforms, stinger protection and regatta fees are in addition to this fee.

Preferred payment method is direct deposit. Deposit the required amount directly into the COCC account, at Bendigo Bank entering your surname as a reference, then email a copy of the deposit confirmation to Club Treasurer Tracy Darveniza (outriggers@iinet.net.au).  For those who don’t have access to internet banking, Bendigo Bank is open until 5pm weekdays and is also open on Saturday mornings.

The account details are:

Bendigo Bank
Coconuts Outrigger Canoe Club
BSB: 633-000
Account No: 113536148

AOCRA Insurance/Registration

For your protection, before you paddle you are required by the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) to complete an indemnity and release form. This entitles you to six weeks of unlimited sessions to enable you to see if you are interested in continuing with the sport.

After six weeks, you are asked to complete the registration form and medical declaration form online (instructions below). This will cover public liability insurance and at this time you will have to pay AOCRA fees ($70 Senior, $45 Junior) and the relevant club fees. Please see a committee member if you have any questions.

Before joining, please read our Risk Management Policy  Risk Management Policy

Instructions for joining and renewing online:

New Members

1. Go to www.aocra.com.au

2. Click on member sign in/ join as a new member

3. Click on apply to be a new member

4. Fill out the form and press proceed

5. Please note you will need a credit card to pay the fees

6. You will receive an email confirming your Member ID and Password. Please keep a note of this as you will need these details to renew your membership in following years.

Renew membership

1. Go to www.aocra.com.au

2. Click on member sign in/ join as a new member

3. Enter your Member ID, if you do not know this please ask a committee member

4. Enter your password, if you do not know this press forgotten password and it will be sent to your email address

5. Press Login and follow the prompts.

6. Please note you will need a credit card to pay these fees


Senior sessions are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 5.15pm and all are able to attend from novice to advanced.  Juniors are able to attend senior Tue/Thu sessions only once approved by the Club Coach.  Junior training is held on Saturdays at 8am.  New paddlers are encouraged to attend junior training for their first session.

Early Saturday mornings experienced paddlers go out for marathon training. Our training sessions are usually 1 hour in length on weekdays and around 2 hours on weekends. Sessions vary in structure from technique, strength training to endurance and marathon sessions

Early morning sessions are also held on Wednesdays and Fridays, however these sessions need to be organised to make sure enough people are available to fill the canoes (call Tracy Darveniza on 4064 2634).

Squad training sessions are held Mondays at 5pm and Wednesdays at 5pm.  Club Coach approval is required prior to attending these sessions for the first time.

We welcome visiting members from other clubs to come and join us for a paddle (AOCRA registration must be current)

Training Timetable

Day Time Session
Monday 5.00pm Squad
Tuesday 5.15pm Club session
Wednesday 5.45am Women*
Wednesday 5.00pm Squad
Thursday 5.15pm Club session
Friday 5.45am Women*
Saturday 5.45am Men/Women’s Squad training
Saturday 8.00am Juniors^  ** UNDER REVIEW**

*Call Tracy Darveniza 0413 033 390 if you’d like to attend these sessions. Men are also welcome to join these sessions.
^Call Junior Coach, Adrian Darveniza 0402 047 820 for more information.

What to Bring?

We’ll provide the canoes, personal flotation devices (PFDs) and paddles. Dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting wet (we recommend appropriate stinger protective clothing during stinger season), wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. There is a requirement that all paddlers can swim competently in the event of a huli (come and ask – we’ll tell you what that is!). There is a public cold water shower and toilet block at the beach for people who need to change.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Outrigger canoe races vary upon venue, time and type of canoe. Generally sprints range between 500m to a 1000m straight course with all entries on a start line. There are also 250m lane sprint events with numerous turns, which add a requirement for turning drills to be practised. Marathon races vary from 6km to over 40km in length, the longer races involving changeover of crew members. Racing and training is a lot of fun, different conditions require different disciplines. We have covers to help keep water out of the canoes in heavy conditions which are exhilarating when catching waves. At the Coconuts we have the best of both worlds as we can train in the river if it is rough or go to sea as deemed best by the conditions.

Documents for Members

Click here for 2017 Regatta Dates

Click here to download our Paddling Guide v2.4

Click here to read our Risk Management Policy



    2017 Racing at a glance


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