Training Times PORC
Pittwater trains out of Rowlands Reserve, Bayview which houses our 3 x OC6 canoes, 2 x OC2 canoes, 2 x OC1 canoes and 2 x racing canoes. All water craft can be used by members.
We also train out of BYRA, Riddle Park, Bayview, which houses our remaining 1 x OC6 and 1 x OC4 canoes – noting this site is currently undergoing renovations. Once reopened, members can use change rooms and shower facilities at BYRA.
Pittwater’s training schedule allows paddlers of all skill and fitness levels to find a session that best suits them. All training sessions are currently from Rowland Reserve, Bayview. Sessions are recorded on Team App under Pittwater Outriggers – PORCC. Please make contact with our coach or club captain’s to get your name on the app to book a paddling seat.
Main training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5:20am – 6:35am. These are for competitive and fitness paddlers and are hard / high intensity sessions (13km paddle circuit). There is also a lighter training session on Saturday 7:00 am to 8:30 am followed by coffee/breakfast.
Technique session to learn the finer points of paddling and a great way to start paddling (new/novice paddlers) Wednesday 5:50pm to 7:20pm. These are medium / medium hard effort session. These sessions are only on during daylight saving times from October to Beginning of April. We are hoping to start these sessions again soon!
Non-competitive/Social /trial paddlers session are held Wednesday and Friday 8:15 – 10am, using OC1, OC2, OC4 or OC6’s canoes. These are at an easier pace and we paddle to a beach on Pittwater and return with some efforts (light to medium intensity). Sessions are followed by coffee/breakfast.
All members & trial paddlers session are held on Saturday 8:00-9:45 am, using OC1, OC2, OC4 or OC6’s canoes. Great way to start the weekend. Come along and learn different paddling techniques/skills and safety each week.
NEW Paddlers, please contact the male / female club captains or coach if you would like to try paddling and they can advise the best training session to attend and they can put you down on team app to book a seat (we need to know how many paddlers attend each session so canoes can be rigged). Non-competitive/Social or technique sessions are the best to attend, especially if you are a new paddler.
What to Wear
Beware: You will get wet.
- Comfortable shorts / bike shorts / wetsuit shorts
- Singlet top / T-shirt / rashie
- Shoes that can get wet (old joggers) paddling shoes.
- cap / hat with chin strap
- for cold windy weather: thermals / spray jacket
- water bottle
- A change of clothes
- plastic bag for wet clothes.