March Madness 2024
IT'S TIME for the 13th annual FCRCC Women's and Men's Ourtigger (WMO) March Madness OC 6 outrigger race. This two day event will be taking place, rain or shine, on both Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2024!
FCRCC Outrigger Compound, Burrard Marina, Vanier Park, Vancouver (see site map). 1655 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9.
Parking is available in several paid parking lots in and around our compound/dock.. Lot 70 - Vanier Park (Gravel) or Lot 71 - Vanier Park (Water)as examples. These parking lots accept credit card, and PayByPhone (Android / iPhone). You may also decide to park for free outside of Vanier Park on the street (Chestnut St. and surrounding area) and walk in.
Race Registration and Payment
Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis. If registration fills before the midnight deadline, Saturday, March 9th, 2024, your crew will be wait-listed.
Each crew must submit a separate registration form (e,g, if you are registering 6 teams, you must fill out the registration form 6 times). Payments for one or more teams can be made online via etransfer (preferred) or at the race site by cheque or exact cash (e.g. if you are paying for 6 teams, you can pay for them all together). If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to the FCRCC Women's and Men's Outrigger.
Registration Fee: $150 Adult team / $75 Junior team. Please etransfer the amount to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the password "madness". To ease congestion at the registration table, please pay in advance of the race.
*Please note your crew may race either a men or women’s division or combine with other crews to race in a mixed division.* Mixed crews can have a maximum of 3 men.
All paddlers are required to complete an FCRCC waiver (Adult or Junior). Please email a copy of the signed waiver to email@example.com by March 20th, or at the very latest, it must be brought the day of the race and turned in at registration.
All paddlers must be members of the Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) to race. An annual membership ($30 for Adults and $10 for Juniors (including GST)) is valid for all races in 2024. You can register and pay for your CORA Annual membership or Single event membership online before race day:
Please remember that these one-day passes are only valid for one specific event, which you much choose when you purchase the pass.
The final race schedule will be published shortly after the submission deadline of March 9, 2024.
We anticipate that the Open and 40s will race on the Saturday, and all other categories will race on the Sunday. Race Development/Novice is defined as never racing a CORA race in the past, or in their first year of racing canoes.
OC6 canoes will be provided by FCRCC. Life jackets (PFDs) must be worn during the race. We will have a limited number of PFDs and outrigger paddles available, but please bring yours if you own either item.
March Madness Bake Sale
Steers Meeting / Marshalling
The steers meeting will be held 30 minutes prior to the start of each heat in the vicinity of the dock (see map). The steers meeting must be attended by the steerer of each crew. If your crew needs a steers, we will provide one for you. Please let us know when you register whether you need a steers to be provided. If your crew is using a volunteer steerer, please ensure another member from your crew also attends the meeting. Following the steers meeting, crews will immediately marshal by the boat launch where they will be directed to the appropriate canoes as the racers from the previous heat arrive back at the dock.