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 2022 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 2022 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
  • 3x Sup race

Calendar:

  • From May 2nd to October 10th 2022 (depending on weather) *

Schedule:

The schedule subject to change throughout the 2022 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:

  • 190$ + taxes

Some important points:

  • You will have to sign a waiver form before your first session.
  • Please respect actual covid measures as well as the Olympic Basin's navigation rules. 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 2022 summer with the the status "to be confirmed". You will be notified of the status of each event.

View 2022 Olympic basin schedule (updated January 28)

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 sign in with the H2o attendant before my session on the water.

Registration:

We’re now using a new online registration platform. Your old H2o password is no longer valid and you will have to create a new account during your registration. Thank you!

Register here

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.

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 May 2nd to October 10th, 2022 (depending on weather) *

Schedule:

The schedule is 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: from 9 am to 1 pm.

Price:

  • 75$ + taxes

Some important points:

  • You will have to sign a waiver form before your first session.
  • Please respect the covid measures in place as well as the Olympic basin's navigation rules. 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 2022 summer with the the status "to be confirmed". You will be notified of the status of each event.

View 2022 Olympic basin schedule (updated January 28)

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 sign in with the H2o attendant before my session on the water.

Registration:

We’re now using a new online registration platform. Your old H2o password is no longer valid and you will have to create a new account during your registration. Thank you!

Register here


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.

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: 

  • 55$ 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: 

Available mid-march.

 

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

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.

Boat storage

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.

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:

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.