Bidding Big!
Apr
26
2013

The Sunshine Coast has the opportunity to join outrigging on the World stage.

 

The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) and Sunshine Coast Council is in the process of compiling a bid to host the 2016 World Sprint titles at Lake Kawana.

 

The National President of AOCRA, Mark Forbes, is heading to Rio in May to present the bid to the International Va”a Federation (IVF) and member countries.

 

Australia has made it to the event shortlist and the President of the Va”a Federation, Charles Villierme, will be visiting the coast this week to inspect the facilities and our great South East.

 

Charles normally resides in Tahiti so to make the effort to visit bodes well for a good outcome... Mark Forbes noted.

 

The event will attract approx 3,000 paddlers, coaches and support personnel to the Sunshine Coast, will run over a 10 day program and has the potential to inject $5.5 – 6 million into the local economy.

 

The event will also dove tail into the annual National Marathon Outrigging titles and the Aussi Aito events, both held at Mooloolaba.

Countries will therefore be tempted to stay on for a few days so they can take part in some of the best ocean racing Australia has to offer. It is a win win for our sport and the Sunshine Coast, Mark Forbes said.

 

Cr. Jason O, Pray who holds the Sport and Major event portfolio for council said he is super excited about the prospects this event will bring to the coast, International visitors at any time are a huge bonus and it just shows the ability the Sunshine Coast has to attract and host sporting events on the world stage.

 

This event will follow the National Lifesaving Championships scheduled for April 2016 and poses to be a great month of water sports on the lake and beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

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