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Outrigger Canoeing

YOU ARE NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT!

Outrigger Canoeing

An Outrigger Canoe is a watercraft that uses one or more lateral supports known as outriggers. The canoes can vary in size and shape. The multiple hulls of the vessel and the shape of the vessel increase hydrodynamic efficiency. The sport of ­­Out rigger Canoeing has a rich history in and originates from the Austronesian speaking peoples of Southeast Asia. Outrigger Canoe racing is the national team sport of Hawaii and typically has a crew of five with a steerer.

Competitions

  • Sydney Harbour Challenge – Sydney 22km’s
  • Na Koa Wounded Warrior Regatta – Hawaii – 400m
  • Na Koa Wounded Warrior Regatta – Hawaii 22 Mile 

Why Out Rigger Canoeing?

The benefits of water sports such as outrigger canoeing have been found to be extremely beneficial to aid recovery from many of the injuries and illnesses associated with service life. The comradery and competitive spirit transfers well across to team paddling sports such as outrigging, not including the obvious physical health benefits of strength and endurance training. We aim to have teams all over Australia to compete in the AOCRA seasonal national zones for short and long course races. These events connect Australian veterans with service personnel from all over the world.

Outrigger Canoeing

An Outrigger Canoe is a watercraft that uses one or more lateral supports known as outriggers. The canoes can vary in size and shape. The multiple hulls of the vessel and the shape of the vessel increase hydrodynamic efficiency. The sport of ­­Out rigger Canoeing has a rich history in and originates from the Austronesian speaking peoples of Southeast Asia. Outrigger Canoe racing is the national team sport of Hawaii and typically has a crew of five with a steerer.

Competitions

  • Sydney Harbour Challenge – Sydney 22km’s
  • Na Koa Wounded Warrior Regatta – Hawaii – 400m
  • Na Koa Wounded Warrior Regatta – Hawaii 22 Mile 

Why Out Rigger Canoeing?

The benefits of water sports such as outrigger canoeing have been found to be extremely beneficial to aid recovery from many of the injuries and illnesses associated with service life. The comradery and competitive spirit transfers well across to team paddling sports such as outrigging, not including the obvious physical health benefits of strength and endurance training. We aim to have teams all over Australia to compete in the AOCRA seasonal national zones for short and long course races. These events connect Australian veterans with service personnel from all over the world.

Dragon Boating

A dragon boat is a human powered watercraft originating from the Pearl River Delta region of Chinas Guangdong Province. The 2000 year old sport has a crew of 22 people who use teamwork to paddle the boat. A drummer is considered the heart of the boat and dictates the rhythm of the boat. Purple Warriors Australia competes in events around Australia in mixed teams of current and former serving Defence Force personnel.

Competitions

  • Sydney Harbour Competition

Dragon Boating

A dragon boat is a human powered watercraft originating from the Pearl River Delta region of Chinas Guangdong Province. The 2000 year old sport has a crew of 22 people who use teamwork to paddle the boat. A drummer is considered the heart of the boat and dictates the rhythm of the boat. Purple Warriors Australia competes in events around Australia in mixed teams of current and former serving Defence Force personnel.

Competitions

  • Sydney Harbour Competition

BEING A WARRIOR IS A MINDSET NOT A PROFESSION

BEING A WARRIOR IS A MINDSET NOT A PROFESSION

Purple Warriors Australia was created to give former and current serving members of the Australian Defence force  an outlet to rehabilitate, reconnect and inspire recovery through the sport of outrigger canoe racing and dragon boat racing. Purple Warriors Australia aims to provide a platform for service personnel to reconnect with likeminded individuals through training and competing in water sports

The following categories are open for membership.

  1. Wounded Warrior- – These include physical and mental injuries suffered as a direct result of their service.
  2.  Combat Veterans – Current and former serving member of the Australian Defence force who have earned the Australian active service medal, the Active service medal or the Operational service medal.
  3. Veterans – Anyone who has served for at least 1 day in the Australian Defence Force.

Purple Warriors Australia was created to give former and current serving members of the Australian Defence force  an outlet to rehabilitate, reconnect and inspire recovery through the sport of outrigger canoe racing and dragon boat racing. Purple Warriors Australia aims to provide a platform for service personnel to reconnect with likeminded individuals through training and competing in water sports

The following categories are open for membership.

  1. Wounded Warrior- – These include physical and mental injuries suffered as a direct result of their service.
  2.  Combat Veterans – Current and former serving member of the Australian Defence force who have earned the Australian active service medal, the Active service medal or the Operational service medal.
  3. Veterans – Anyone who has served for at least 1 day in the Australian Defence Force.
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