2017 Race Plans


2017 Race Plan


You’ve got what it takes!! So don’t let the expectations turn you off, remember that our aim is to have fun, and we want to keep as many people racing as well as introduce many new ones. Please feel free to contact the manager (Tamlyn) if you have ANY questions about racing, training, technique, socials or even mental preparedness. We want you to reach your goals, even if you need help figuring out what those are.


Goals of the KPC Race Committee

  • Select the most competitive crews for Target races
  • Create a fair process for crew selection via open criteria
  • Educate and inform members of races and training
  • Encourage growth of racing participants within the KPC


  1. 2017 Target Races


You will need to clearly state which of the following races that you wish to attend. It is the responsibility of all racers to complete the Race Participation Form, which is located on the KPC website under Race Info, the deadline for all participation forms to be completed will be April 30th 2017. If you are able to attend a race that you were previously not able to attend, you will be put on the list as a spare. If you suddenly unable to attend a race that you had committed to, you are first required to inform the manager, and then arrangements will be made to fill your position.

Some dates are still being determined, so please check the KPC website for a list of dates, this will be updated as they become available.

  1. Outrigger
    • Duel in the Desert (Team selected on Thursday night 9 days before race)
    • KPC Waterman (Team selected on Thursday night 9 days before race)
    • Gorge DW Champs (Team selected 1 month before race)
    • Canadian Outrigger Championships (Team selected 14 days before race)
    • Lake Samish (Team selected on Thursday night 16 days before race)
    • Catalina (Team selected second week of July)
  2. Surfski
  3. SUP

2. Training Programs

  1. Winter Training: Off season training will consist of weights, cross country skiing and various cardio activities. Your aim should be to work consistently through the season so that your strength and fitness have improved. Improving strength will help with keeping a faster, more powerful stroke, however it is equally important to work on fitness, as this will allow your lungs and heart to maintain a higher rate for longer.
    • Gym workouts – Mission Fitness
      • 2 to 3 times per week (November to April)
      • Paddler Gym – Team format
    • Ski Training – Telemark or Silver Star
      • 1 to 3 times per week (November to April)
    • Cardio Workouts
      • Run or Swim or Hike
  2. Spring Training: This is the crossover season, when on water training is weather dependant, so there will still be a number of weight workouts to keep muscles in shape, but the emphasis of spring training is to increase milage, and create a base for the season, so that you don’t get burnt out later in the year.
    • Gym Workouts – Mission Fitness
      • 1 to 2 times per week (April to May)
      • Paddler Gym – Team format
    • Paddling Workouts
      • 2 or more time per week (April to June)
  3. Summer Training: Summer training will mostly consist of paddling, we suggest that you commit to 2 or 4 times a week on the water, however if you are able to do some cross training (eg. swimming, biking, hiking, running) this will be hugely beneficial.
    • Paddling Workouts
      • 2 or more time per week (July to September)

3. Crew Selection & Training Groups

Programs have been set out for 2017, the aim is to coordinate times for people to be able to train together. We have tried to minimize the number of official training groups in order to leave a time open for “Racing Squads” to schedule their own time to get out consistently.

  1. Racing squads: Once participants have been determined for a race, a training time will be decided, and all participants will meet at the time (weekly), this is not the time that the final crew will be selected, but will give an opportunity for the group to try different combinations, as well as give steers persons a chance to prove (and improve) themselves. Some people may be added to this group for training purposes, even though they will not be attending races. Those people will not have priority in a crew, but will be used to fill seats for absent crew members.
  2. Team Leads (Surfski, SUP, Outrigger): Each discipline will have a “Team Lead”, this person will dictate the majority of the practices, and be the go-to (as well as the manager) if you have any problems with regards to training and racing. The Surfski lead is Greg Redman, The SUP lead is Dave Allen, the Outrigger leads are still to be determined.
  3. Expectations: Your commitment to racing will depend on what discipline you intend on racing (hopefully all). For obvious reasons, Surfski and SUP and OC1 will require less expectations from you when it comes to group practices, cross training and time trials. For OC6 you will be expected to train to a certain level in order to make top crews, for novice crews the commitment will be less, but similar opportunities will be given. Boat priority for small boats will be a random draw from the participants signed up by the given deadlines.