Aloha and Welcome to Capital Outrigger

Here is some information on our club, practices and how to get started.

The Club

Capital Outrigger is the outrigger canoeing program of the Sac State Aquatic Center. We have strong recreational and racing programs.

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Your First Time?

We have regular introduction to paddling classes – please see our calendar and register with the Aquatic Center

Check out our Introduction to Paddling Guide

The Paperwork

Please go to the Aquatic Center to enroll in the “Outrigger Program”. Until you’re comfortable joining, you can pay a “rental” fee of $15- each time you come out. If you want to join, the cost of the program is $300- per year / $200- per 6 months. Parking is not included.  There are also family packages available. We try and park across the way in the Nimbus Flat State Park lot to alleviate the pressure on their lot, so if you have a Poppy Pass, we would appreciate that you park at Nimbus Flat.

Our Program

We have several groups – check the calendar for times

  • “The fossils” are a recreational paddling group that practices Monday, Wednesday & Friday. This is typically a more senior and slower group with great ohana (spirit). They are great teachers.
  •  Novices practiceWednesday nights and Saturday mornings – Introduction to Paddling Class is required
  • Kai ‘Olu practice Monday and Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. This group is for first and second-year paddlers who have not done a long distance (8+) miles  or raced with the club last year. Recreational paddlers are welcome at these practices.
  • Kai Mana practice Tuesday and Thursday Nights and Saturday mornings. This group is for our experienced and competitive paddlers.

We use SignUp Genius for our practices. If you’re not sure where you fit in, just drop us a line at

What You’ll Need
We are happy to provide a club paddle for you to use as long as you need, though most paddlers buy their own. It is a water sport so dress appropriately. Bring water and sunscreen.


Our race season runs from June through August with sprint and long distance races. New members to the NCOCA are eligible to paddle as novices for their first two years.


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