Burleigh Crew

Burleigh Crew

The gang!

 

Our Club races in all age group categories from Opens, Masters, Senior Masters and Golden Masters.

If you wish to join the Gang, Come down and have a paddle!

Blessings

Blessings

Blessing the outriggers

The canoes are seen by traditional outrigger canoeists to be living, breathing creatures, and thus must be respected.

In Burleigh Point OCC, we believe in treating our canoes with respect and regarding them as fellow members of our club by:

  • not swearing in the canoe and never arguing with another in the canoe. If you have a disagreement, take it up once you are back on shore
  • not standing up in the canoe or stepping over the canoe
  • only entering the canoe from the ama side
  • always pointing the canoe towards the ocean when on land
  • always take the best possible care of each canoe before, during and after each paddling session, by never dragging our canoes up or down the beach, always placing the va’a (Tahitian for canoe) on transporting trolleys
  • welcoming new canoes to our club in a Blessing Ceremony, which follows Polynesian guidelines.