AO Sydney Harbour Challenge


Click Here Update Sydney Harbour Challenge Program:  25th February 2023

Rose Bay, Sydney NSW


On behalf of the Board of the Australian Outrigging Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA), it is with great pleasure that I welcome athletes, coaches, sponsors, officials, guests and supporters to our iconic Sydney Harbour Challenge event hosted in partnership with Bondi Outrigger Canoe Club.


We are thrilled to invite all AOCRA members and International paddlers to form teams for this world-renowned event and race 22 kms in and around one of the worlds most beautiful harbours with water views of big-name attractions.  All teams must be prepared for the weather conditions on the day and negotiate the course with skill as the 22kms course is on a very busy path of communing ferries, recreational cruisers and sailing races.


We pay our respects to the Birrabirragal people the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, to their Elders, past, present and emerging.  Thanks as well to the local community for embracing the visiting competitors, officials, volunteers and supporters.


I would also like to wish every participant the very best of luck in this race and hope everyone present enjoys the day. While you compete with each other, we ask that you respect the same rules, share the ocean, the power and the spirit of outrigging with your fellow paddlers. 



Enjoy the race and experience everyone.