Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy

The Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy is awarded after the PNWORCA Winter Series Championship race each year. OC1 masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) females / males who complete a minimum of 3 PNWORCA WS Races are eligible for this award. The 5 best scores out of 7 races over the year are used to calculate totals.

Winners of this award to date include:

  • 2019  – Minnie Fontenelle (Sand Point Outrigger Canoe Club)
  • 2018  – Minnie Fontenelle (Sand Point Outrigger Canoe Club)
  • 2017 – Peter Marcus (Kai Pana Outrigger Canoe Club)

PNWORCA and CORA recognize that there exists the possibility for a tie amongst multiple masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 female & male paddlers. Discussions were held prior to the PNWORCA Winter Series 2019 season to solidify the eligibility criteria and tiebreaker rules as follows.

Eligibility Criteria for the Peter Forand Memorial Trophy:

  • OC2 & V1 & Surfski & SUP & V3 females / males are not eligible
  • Open & Juniors & Novice females / males are not eligible
  • OC1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) females / males who do not complete a minimum of 3 PNWORCA WS races are not eligible
  • OC1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) females / males who do complete a minimum of 3 PNWORCA WS Races are eligible
  • The 5 best scores out of the 7 races are used to calculate totals

None Eligible:

  • In the event that NOT a single Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female or Male completes a minimum of 3 PNWORCA WS Races, then the Peter Forand Memorial Trophy shall NOT be awarded

Points (5 Best Scores Out Of The 7 Races) Tiebreaker Across Gender:

  • The Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female or Male with the 5 best scores out of the 7 races shall win the Peter Forand Memorial Trophy

Participation (3-7 Races) Tiebreaker Across Gender:

  • In the event that more than 1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female and/or more than 1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Male paddler are tied in Points, then the Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female or Male who participated in the most races (3-7) shall win the Peter Forand Memorial Trophy

Longevity Tiebreaker Across Gender:

  • In the event that more than 1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female and/or more than 1 Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Male paddler are tied in Points & Participation, then the Masters (40+; 50+; 60+; 70+) OC1 Female or Male with the most senior Date-Of-Birth shall win the Peter Forand Memorial Trophy

More about Peter Forand and the Award

The Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy

The Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) and the Pacific North West Outrigger Racing Canoe Association (PNWORCA) announced this annual trophy at the 2017 Winter Series small boat races.

The award was created to acknowledge a male or female masters age OC-1 paddler for both participation and performance throughout the 7 race series, The Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy is named for the late Peter Forand, who passed away unexpectedly during a Winter Series race in Vancouver last year. Peter was an avid paddler throughout his life and a keen racer of the CORA/PNWORCA Winter Series since its inception.

“Peter Forand was a great ambassador of the culture and camaraderie in the outrigger community, and we’re pleased to partner with PNWORCA and help bring this award to life” says Gralin Doubleday, CORA past president.

Fellow Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club paddler Ross Creasy added “Peter’s legacy as a competitive paddler on both sides of the border will live on through this award – acknowledging his peers and showing that outrigger really is a lifetime activity.”

In April 2017 the trophy was presented to Peter Marcus (Kai Pana Outrigger Canoe Club) at Sail Sand Point in Seattle, WA – the site of the 2017 Winter Series Championships.

All CORA or PNWORCA registered masters  OC-1 paddlers, who race the Winter Series are eligible to win this trophy.

See also: https://www.canadianoutrigger.com/new-awards-to-honour-the-spirits-of-peter-forand-and-hugh-town/