Breast Cancer Outrigger Event

A World Championship Aloha Experience

At the 2022 World Sprints, for the first time ever at a World Championship, a Breast Cancer outrigger event will occur in 12-person crews (V12s).

Great Britain Outrigger is pleased to announce that a Breast Cancer Outrigger Exhibition Event will be held during the 2022 International Va’a Federation World Championships on Saturday August 13 at the 2012 Olympic venue, Dorney Lake in Windsor, UK.


The Breast Cancer Outrigger event will be part of a wider Outriggers for Life event which is open to all people, regardless of gender, who have or have had cancer.


One of the aims of the event is to introduce Breast Cancer paddlers from dragon boat or other paddling disciplines to the world of Va’a, entering as part of an organised team or as individual participants.


The Outriggers for Life event sees teams of V12 paddlers journeying along the 2022 World Championship course and is open to all people who have or have had cancer. In addition, individuals who have not had cancer but wish to participate in the experience journeying with a crew as a supporter may join a team.


Those paddlers not already involved in teams can sign up as individuals and will be placed in a team.


The event is open to individuals and teams from around the world.

Paddlers can be linked with a nearby outrigger club, so they have an opportunity to try outrigger paddling before the event, but no prior outrigger experience is necessary. This participatory event is focused on allowing the maximum number of participants to experience outrigger at a World Championship.  


Each team will be provided with a steersperson, on race day, or can provide their own.


You can now purchase tickets by following this link:


Entries close July 25.


Entry fee is a £25 per paddler.


(If you are also racing in the Elite or Club World Championships, please note this entry fee is in addition to any other race fees you might be paying.)