Club Outrigger H2o

H2o Montreal outrigger club

H2o Montreal outrigger club

What is an Outrigger (OC):

An outrigger (OC) is a long, narrow boat equipped with an outrigger (AMA) that makes it easy to balance and very stable. There are one, two and six-person boats. The paddles used are angled and rounded. The OC technique is very similar to that of the dragon boat. In fact, it is possible to use a dragon boat paddle. 

The OC is a very suitable boat for beginners who have never paddled before. Thus, at your own pace and in a safe way, you will learn little by little the joys of gliding and the individual technique required.

For advanced paddlers, you will find the OC to be an opportunity to increase your individual technique and fitness by learning to “glide” an individual boat. The outrigger is also known to be a very good “testing” tool, an excellent way to test the individual performance of dragon boat paddlers.

H2o Montreal Outrigger Club: 

Since 2014, we have added the Outrigger canoeing to our club activities. Whether you are a novice or advanced paddler, we have a package for you! Our team of experienced coaches will guide you in learning this great sport. Our activities are mainly based on the Olympic basin of Montreal. 

Our fleet: 

  • 10 Oc-1
  • 1 Oc-2
  • 1 Oc-6

Packages 2021 Outrigger (Pirogue) Parc Jean drapeau: 

 Take advantage of the beautiful Olympic Basin located at Parc Jean Drapeau for an Outrigger paddling session. Here are the options available for the 2021 season.

The following packages are subject to change as the COVID19 pandemic evolves. Our refund policy has been updated. 

The seasonal subscription gives you access to an unlimited number of 60-minutes OC-1 and SUP session on the Olympic basin, Parc Jean Drapeau. 

At your disposal:

  • 10x Oc1
  • 1x Oc2 (covid rule: for members of the same family bubble)
  • 7x Sup race

Calendar: 

  • From April 26 to October 17, 2021 (depending on weather) *

Schedule:

The schedule subject to change throughout the 2021 season.

  • Mon to Thu: from 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Fri: from 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Sat & Sun: de 9 am to 1 pm. 

Price:

  • 225$ plus taxes

Some important points: 

  • You will have to sign a waiver form before your first session. 
  • Please respect the new hygiene measures imposed by the Parc Jean Drapeau as well as the navigation rules of the Olympic basin. These rules are posted at the entrance to the pool as well as in front of the docks.

*Basin closure:

Some events are on the calendar for 2021 summer with the the status "to be confirmed". You will be notified of the status of each event. The Olympic basin may be closed on the following dates:

  • May 9: On court Montréal (to be confirmed)
  • June 6: On court Montréal 2 (to be confirmed)
  • June 25-26-27: Canoe-Kayak National trials  (to be confirmed)
  • July 4: Swimming provincial long distance (to be confirmed)
  • July 10-11: Rowing regatta (to be confirmed)
  • July 24-25 : Canoe-kayak provincial  (to be confirmed)
  • August 6-7-8: Canoe-kayak provincial (to be confirmed)
  • August 21-22: Montreal dragon boat challenge (to be confirmed)
  • September 10-11-12: Triathlon Esprit (to be confirmed)
  • September 25-26: 21K Scotia bank: (to be confirmed)
  • October 2: Sprint fest (to be confirmed)
  • October 7 to 10: Dragon boat Canadian Champ (to be confirmed)

How the subscription works:

  • I buy my subscription online.
  • I receive my confirmation by email.
  • I reserve my time slots (the reservation system will be available in mid-April).
  • Once there, I sing in with the H2o attendant before my session on the water.

Registration: 

Unlimited OC-SUP 225$


Booking: 

Once your subscription is paid, to reserve your OC, click here: 

Booking OC-1 LEFT

Booking OC-1 RIGHT

Booking OC-2

Booking SUP

Notre politique de remboursement a été mise à jour. 

Our refund policy has been updated.

This subscription gives you access to five 60-minutes sessions of  OC-1 and SUP session on the Olympic basin, Parc Jean Drapeau. 

At your disposal:

  • 10x Oc1
  • 1x Oc2 (covid rule: for members of the same family bubble)
  • 7x Sup race

Calendar: 

  • From April 26 to October 17, 2021 (depending on weather) *

Schedule:

The schedule subject to change throughout the 2021 season.

  • Mon to Thu: from 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Fri: from 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Sat & Sun: de 9 am to 1 pm. 

Price:

  • 75$ plus taxes

Some important points: 

  • You will have to sign a waiver form before your first session. 
  • Please respect the new hygiene measures imposed by the Parc Jean Drapeau as well as the navigation rules of the Olympic basin. These rules are posted at the entrance to the pool as well as in front of the docks.

*Basin closure:

Some events are on the calendar for 2021 summer with the the status "to be confirmed". You will be notified of the status of each event. The Olympic basin may be closed on the following dates:

  • May 9: On court Montréal (to be confirmed)
  • June 6: On court Montréal 2 (to be confirmed)
  • June 25-26-27: Canoe-Kayak National trials  (to be confirmed)
  • July 4: Swimming provincial long distance (to be confirmed)
  • July 10-11: Rowing regatta (to be confirmed)
  • July 24-25 : Canoe-kayak provincial  (to be confirmed)
  • August 6-7-8: Canoe-kayak provincial (to be confirmed)
  • August 21-22: Montreal dragon boat challenge (to be confirmed)
  • September 10-11-12: Triathlon Esprit (to be confirmed)
  • September 25-26: 21K Scotia bank: (to be confirmed)
  • October 2: Sprint fest (to be confirmed)
  • October 7 to 10: Dragon boat Canadian Champ (to be confirmed)

How the subscription works:

  • I buy my subscription online.
  • I receive my confirmation by email.
  • I reserve my time slots (the reservation system will be available in mid-April).
  • Once there, I sing in with the H2o attendant before my session on the water.

Registration: 

5 sessions card 75$


Booking: 

Once your subscription is paid, to reserve your OC, click here: 

Booking OC-1 LEFT

Booking OC-1 RIGHT

Booking OC-2

Booking SUP

Our refund policy has been updated.

Group workouts in COMBO formula: OUTRIGGER + Crossfit style circuit. 

Until we can find ourselves paddling in a dragon boat, here's what we're offering for May-June-July 2021.

For whom: For all members of the H2o Sport program and all those who want to join the program!

Course: Group of 16 people divided in two blocks of 8. One group of 8 people on the water in an Outrigger for a period of +/- 45 minutes for a supervised workout while the other group does a supervised body weight training outside. The groups switch once the first block is completed. Public health measures will be followed throughout the workouts. The protocol to follow for the respect of the measures will be sent to you by email before the first training session.  

Location: Olympic basin

Schedule: Week of May 17th to week of July 26th (subject to change depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the rules to follow)

  • Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm: Arsenal (full)
  • Monday from 7:30pm to 9pm: Arsenal
  • Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm: Senior A (full)
  • Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm: Senior A (cancelled)
  • Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Draveurs
  • Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm: Senior B-C 
  • Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm: Senior B-C 

Price: 195$ plus taxes 

Price July only: 45$ plus taxes

Price if you have your own boat: 135$ plus taxes (use the following promo code when registering: 60off)

Outrigger coaches: 

  • Arsenal: Carlos Martinez and Jason Manning
  • Senior A: Denys Dufresne
  • Senior B-C: Daniel Schmouth
  • Fitness Coach: Tom Begue

Subscribing to this package entitles you to a $70 discount on the unlimited season pass for Outrigger/SUP. Use the following promo code when purchasing your unlimited membership: 70off

Arsenal Monday 6:00pm

Arsenal Monday 7:30pm

Senior A Tuesday 6:00pm

Draveurs Tuesday 7:30pm

Senior B-C Wednesday 6:00pm

Senior B-C Wednesday 7:30pm

Do you want to paddle an Outrigger OC1, but you hesitate to go alone with a rental boat? This course is for you! Come alone or with friends to discover the basics and techniques of outrigger. During this initiation you will have information on equipment, boat handling, techniques and safety. After the initiation, you will feel confident to subscribe to a membership

What will I learn?

  • Manipulate the boat
  • How to sit in the OC
  • How to run it
  • How to dock it
  • What to do if I capsize
  • Paddling techniques

Price: 

  • 45$ per person plus taxes. Price includes the rental of your OC-1 and coaching fees. 

Refund policy:

If we have to cancel due to covid-19: 100% refund. The course takes place in case of rain except in stormy weather where you will be reimbursed.

General information:

  • Level: No experience required, 18 years and over
  • Duration of the activity: 2hrs 
  • Group: 5 people / 1 instructor
  • Included: boat, paddle and safety jacket
  • Location: Olympic Basin, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal

To plan for the course:

  • Comfortable swimsuit or sportswear
  • Solar cream
  • Bottle of water
  • Beach towel
  • Spare clothes

Calendar and schedule: 

Click on the date and time that suits you to register. 

June 12 1pm

Looking for a private coaching session in OC-1 or SUP? Some of our coaches are at your disposal! 

H2o coaches for private sessions: 

  • Carlos Martinez: Outrigger
  • Denys Dufresne: Outrigger
  • Dan Schmouth: Outrigger
  • Erik Gervais: Outrigger
  • Son Quan Nguyen: Outrigger et SUP
  • Jason Manning: SUP
  • Tom Begue: SUP

Schedule: 

  • Private lesson times vary according to coaches' availability. 

Price: 

  • 55$ plus taxes with boat rental

Some important points:

  • You will have to sign a waiver form (via email) before your first outing. 
  • Please respect the new hygiene measures imposed by Parc Jean Drapeau as well as the navigation rules of the Olympic basin. These rules are posted at the entrance of the pool and in front of the docks.

How reservations work: 

Contact-us for reservation: info@h2oplayground.com

Want to take your outrigger skills to the next level? Our technical clinics will help you improve your paddling stroke and provide you with many new insights into the sport of canoeing.

The content of our technical clinics covers the following 

  • Equipment
  • Boat adjustments
  • Choice of paddles
  • Understanding the paddle stroke
  • Water reading and wave catching
  • Preparation for races.
  • Observation on the water

Instructor: 

Mario Blackburn: His family, professional and sporting life are for him inseparable elements because in all cases, it takes pleasure and discipline to succeed and thus bring others to surpass themselves.   A resident of Sorel-Tracy, he did his first marathon canoe competition in 1981 and since that day, he has never ceased to maintain this passion which still allows him to compete and meet passionate people throughout North America.  Whether in marathon canoe or outrigger, Mario likes to share best practices so that fun and performance are at the rendezvous.   

Price: 

  • 75$ plus taxes

Duration:

  • +/- 2 hours

Schedule :

  • Saturday, July 10 from 10am to 12pm. 

Registration: 

Registration for July 10

Experience the outrigger with 6 people!  Our OC6 Bradley Lightning is available for group rental starting June 28, 2021. 

General Information: 

  • The boat is located at the Olympic Basin for the month of July 2021
  • Time slot of 75 minutes.
  • Ability to rent for multiple dates.
  • Possibility to add a coach/coach to your package (extra 50$)
  • Steer paddle included in the rental price
  • Paddles of paddlers not included in the rental price

Price: 

  • 120$ per 75 minute session

Reservation: 

To reserve, contact us by email at info@h2oplayground.com

Schedule: 

We are a proud partner of Mission Paddle Sport. The calendar of events is available on the Mission website. 

Here are the upcoming events for the 2021 season: 

Outrigger-SUP-Kayak-Canoe 2021 draft calendar:

The following events are to be confirmed as the pandemic develops.

May 29: Spring Loop (2021 edition cancelled)

  • Pointe-Claire, 5 and 10km
  • Sup-Outrigger-Kayak-Canoe

July 10: Downwind (2021 edition cancelled)

  • From point A to point B, in the direction of the current, from Longueuil to Varennes, 20km
  • Sup-Outrigger-Kayak-Canoe

September 25: Sprint Fest

  • Montreal, Parc Jean Drapeau, Olympic basin, 100m and 200m
  • Sup-Outrigger-Kayak-Canoe

Looking for a place to store your boat in Montreal? We offer experienced paddlers and boat owners (Sprint K1 & C1, Sprint SUP, Outriggers), a rental space in our hangar and access to the Olympic basin.

How it works :

  • You must own a boat: K1, C1, SUP, Outrigger.
  • A storage package is available: 1 year (April to March) Note: If you start your storage after April, you will be billed on a pro-rata basis for the remaining months.
  • Opening hours : Monday to Sunday according to the Olympic Basin activity calendar between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • You must respect the Olympic Basin navigation rules posted on the Basin tarmac.
  • Limited access on the day of events.

Pricing:

  • 12-month storage / 1st boat: $260 plus taxes* (including PJD access fee)
  • 12 months storage / 2nd boat: $150 plus taxes* (including PJD access fee)
  • 12 months storage / 3rd boat and more : 90$ plus taxes* (including PJD access fee)

Payment methods:

Online

first boat - 260$

second boat - 150$

third boat - 90$

By check

Cheque payable to H2oplayground, send your cheque to the following address: postal address: 745 Pierre-Piché, Boucherville, Qc J4B 3H7.  For payment by check, you must contact us by email to reserve your place info@h2oplayground.com 


Access rights package only without storage: 

This package gives you access to the Olympic pool during opening hours with your personal boat (K1, C1, SUP sport, Oc1). When the Parc Jean Drapeau clerk or security asks for your name, they will be able to validate that you have paid your access fee.

Access fee - $50

What is an Outrigger (OC) : 

The outrigger (OC) is a long, narrow boat equipped with a balance beam (AMA) that makes it easy to balance and very stable. There are one, two and six-seater boats. The paddles used are angled and rounded. OC's technique is very similar to that of the dragon boat. It is also possible to use a dragon boat paddle. 

The OC is a very suitable boat for beginners who have never paddled before. Thus, at your own pace and in a safe way you will gradually learn the joys of sliding and the individual technique required.

For advanced paddlers, you will find in the OC the possibility to increase your individual technique and fitness by learning how to "slide" an individual boat. The outrigger is also reputed to be a very good "testing" tool, an excellent way to test the individual performance of dragon boat paddlers.

See an Outrigger in action!

What is a paddleboard (SUP)?

Stand up paddle, also known as SUP or paddle board, is a water sliding sport where the rider stands on a board longer than a conventional surfboard, propelling himself with a paddle.

Today, it is possible to encounter two different types of boards: rigid or inflatable.

Rigid boards are very similar to surfboards, allowing for a better glide on the water and therefore remain preferred in surfing or speed competition conditions. Inflatable boards are evolving every year towards better performance. Inflated at high pressure, the boards become rigid enough to carry a person without bending.

Anyone can practice it, beginners and advanced, from 7 to 77 years old, whether you are a man or a woman.

Basin closings: 

Some events are still on the calendar for summer 2020. You will be notified of the status of each event. The Olympic pool will or may be closed on the following dates: 

  • July 18: Running event (to be confirmed).
  • 8 or 9 August: rowing regatta (to be confirmed)
  • August 22: Running event (to be confirmed)
  • 11-12-13: Montreal Triathlon (to be confirmed)
  • October 1 to 4: Triathlon World Cup (confirmed)

Consult the provisional calendar of events of the Olympic basin

Navigation rules Montreal Olympic Basin: 

Please respect the new hygienic measures imposed by Parc Jean Drapeau as well as the navigation rules of the Olympic Basin. These rules are posted at the entrance of the basin and in front of the docks. At the opening of the basin (July 6), the navigation configuration will be seven lanes. 

For the SUP and the OC, you must use the dragon boat lanes shown on the map below.

See navigation plan

H2o refund policy:

COVID 19: In the event of a second wave of COVID19 and in the event that we have to close our facilities, we will credit the value of the package on a pro-rata basis for the 2021 season. This credit can be applied on the same package for the 2021 season (example: you purchased an unlimited OC-1/SUP package in 2020, you get a credit for an unlimited OC-1/SUP subscription in 2021 only. Your credit is not applicable on a subscription other than an unlimited OC-1/SUP subscription. In the event of a second wave of covid19, no refunds will be issued.

Under normal circumstances (if we remain open until mid-October), the following refund policy applies:

According to the Consumer Protection Act, you can cancel your contract at 2 times (According to the Office de la protection du consommateur Québec).

  • Before the start of your package as stipulated in the contract: In this case, no fee will be charged.
  • Within a period less than or equal to 1/10 of the contract: from the moment the club has started to offer you the services. In this case, a payment of 1/10 of the total contract price will be required.
  • In a period greater than 1/10 of the contract: Cancellation after the start of your package and after a period greater than 1/10 of the contract: no refund except for medical reasons.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to info@h2oplayground.com.