Committee Members

Meet Our People

Pittwater Outrigger Canoe Racing Club was founded in 1995  and started with only 6 female members.  The club now has over 60 members, with female members now making up 50% of our paddlers. 

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Emma Ingersoll


Living on the Northern Beaches there is no better way to start your day than paddling in the early hours watching the sunrise and local wildlife. Outrigging has been a major part of my life for several years, paddling at local and overseas regattas.

I welcome you to come and join us and be part of our “paddling family”, come and enjoy the social life and the pristine waters of Pittwater as a competitive or non-competitive paddler – make new friends, get fit, be inspired, find your passion and purpose.

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John Ross


I enjoy paddling competitively and socially with this great bunch of characters. Lots of experience in this club and lots more experiences to be had in local and overseas regattas, and at home on Pittwater. Look forward to paddling with you or against you in regattas to come!

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Peter Watson


Rebecca Schnabel

vice president
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Gary Finnigan

Head Coach

 involved in water sports for over 50 years from rowing skulls, white water canoe touring, still water kayak sprinting, ocean kayak paddling, dragon boating racing, and Outrigger canoe racing. I also loved cross country skiing, sailing, bike riding (all disciplines) Scouting, and remote bush fire fighting.

 16 years coaching experience, represented NSW and Australia in OC crews, and medalled in over 98, state, national and international water events and represented NSW state team (X14), and national and club crews in International Dragon Boat racing.

Jeanette O'Neil

Female Captain
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Jeremy Shaw

Male Captain