2023 Distance Championship - Samoa


Free agents are eligible to try out for any of the V6 entries for the 2023 IVF World Distance Championships in Samoa. To participate, review the AGE DIVISION you intend to try out for and the dates of the time trials below, and submit the Free Agent Intent Form by January 15, 2023.

Your intent-to-trial details will be provided to the coach for the specific crew and further communication will come directly from that individual.  It is expected that free agents will travel to the crew's training location to time trial and for future training, if selected.

Paddlers who are members of the current selected crews do not need to sign up as Free Agents, but must participate in the time trial process.

Please be advised that the challenge period provided for the specific division’s V6 is set, there will be no make-ups or exceptions provided.


Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club
280 Marina Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

  • Women 60’s:

    2/4 OC1 time trial – 9 a.m
    2/5 OC6 testing – 9 a.m.

  • Women 40’s:

    2/25 9 AM OC1 time trial during Lanakila OC1 race (short course)
    2/26 9 AM OC6 testing

  • Junior 19 Girls & Junior 19 Boys:
    2/25 9 AM OC1 time trial during Lanakila OC1 race (short course)
    2/26 9 AM OC6 testing

Dana Point Outrigger

34551 Puerto Place
Dana Point CA 92629

  • Women Open & Women 50’s:
2/4 9 AM OC1  5 mile flat water time trial & OC6 Blend/Practice/Seat Race

2/5 9 AM For paddlers invited back from day 1
              OC6 Blend/Practice/Seat Race


Outrigger Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor
135 Fifth Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Women 70’s:
3/11 - 3/14  Morning and Afternoon sessions to be planned and include OC1/V1 time trials

Men's Crews

  • Men Open, 40’s and 50’s - COMBINED: Top OC1/V1 contenders will receive invitation to V6 trials
1/28/23 Hanohano Ocean Challenge Long Course

2/25/23 Lankila Classic Long Course
3/11/23 Va’a California Series #2 (V1 craft only)

  • Men 60’ & 70’s and over:
    No crews have stepped up at this time.  If interested, submit the Free Agent Intent Form for the age group you meet and USAORCA will be in touch. Full crews wanting to submit their intent, please use this form.

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