From the humble beginning has grown a club which has some 130 members, six racing canoes, a storage compound, canoe trailer and an attitude to the sport which balances a healthy competitive spirit with a fun, social environment.
Our logo, the distinctive "Whale Tail" was designed in February 1992 and immortalised into our Club trophy be Lewis Krebs in 1994.

The canoe trailer was constructed in December 1992 under the guidance of Geoff Webb with donations from local businesses. It was modified in 1996 and 1999 to take three OC6 canoes, OC1 canoes and equipment. It now allows us to travel easily to Zone regattas as a major force in our own right.

Unfortunately, the club split with the Kingfisher Bay Outrigger Canoe Club beginning in October 1992.  This involved some of our founding members resigning to form the executive of the new club and leaving us with only one canoe.

With a strong spirit and a resolve to make FCOCC a success, the club set about raising funds for a replacement canoe.  Our inaugural fundraising Corporate Day was held on January 24, 1993.  This has now become an annual fundraising event attracting participants from more than 20 local businesses.

The tradition of "The Red Paddles Night" began in March 1994.  This event gave members the avenue to indulge their "entertaining skills" in a bid to raise funds for the club.  This night held a proud place in our annual social calendar until 1998.
The Club's distinctive black, purple and fuscia colours were decided on in April 1994 after much heated debate.  The amount of debate which occurred can be summed up by the statement "don't mention the war" whenever the word uniform is ever raised.

With the folding of the Kingfisher Bay Canoe Club in January 1995 our Club grew in membership as we welcomed ex-Kingfisher paddlers back.  Along with these members we inherited the "White Kingfisher" canoe.

After 2 years of negotiation with local authorities we successfully leased the current site of our compound in February 1995.
This brought to an end the continuing saga of canoes being stored on the beach, midnight paddles to rescue "escapees", huge insurance premiums - but most importantly it gave the club a focal point.

In May 1995 we successfully negotiated with the Maryborough Sailing Club for the use if their premises as our Club House.  This provided us with facilities to run better equipped events throughout the year as well as giving us a "home".

Coaching clinics under the guidance of Gayle Mayes began in June 1995 which greatly assisted the style and technique of our paddlers.  This expertise was built on through the hosting of our own paddling clinic in 1998 and 1999 through the guidance of Bob Clarke.

The first OCI was added to our fleet in March1996 allowing us to compete in a division which was rapidly expanding in the sport.
Our Club has grown at a steady pace with the usual ups and downs, however as a testament to our success, FCOCC's two-day regatta holds pride of place as "the regatta to be at", outside the Hamilton Cup and National Titles.

On the 30th September 1995 we were proud hosts of the Junior National Titles.  In the 1996-1997 racing season the Fraser Coasty Outrigger Canoe Club finished in a well earned third position in the Southern Queensland Zone which placed us firmly in the competitive ranks of the sport.

In 1998 the club's own stars began to emerge.  These included Ian Wilson in the OC1 category and Belinda Miller in the Junior ranks.  Both paddlers went on to earn our first National Gold Medals.

Ian Wilson also represented FCOCC at the World Sprint Titles in Fiji in 1998 signifying the increasing strength and resolve of Fraser Coast to be a contender on the International stage of Outrigging.
The OC6 Senior Master Men crew also started to make their mark in 1998 which culminated in 1999 with their outstanding win in both sprint categories at the National Titles.  Newcomers Danielle Lindsay and Jed Polglase also made major impacts in Junior racing, earning gold at National levels and allowing FCOCC to finish Number 1 in the OC1 division of the Southern Queensland Zone Championships.

South Queensland Zone Championships in 2000 saw Fraser Coast take home the overall club champion trophy.  We had reached to the top of the rank for our Zone with the only holy grail still to claim South Queensland Zone OC6 champion club. The Nationals of 2000 saw Danielle and Yolanda Lindsay bringing home gold again in the U14 and U16 divisions and our awesome Snr Master Men backed up yet again to take gold in the 500 and 1000m Sprints.

This was also the year we sent representatives to the World Sprint Championships in Townsville.  Fraser Coast was well represented entering a Snr Master Women's Crew and a combined U16 crew with Bundaberg.  Danielle Lindsay and Jed Polglase competed in the OC1 category.  A memorable occasion for us was Danielle Lindsay claiming the Silver in the U16 OC1 sprint.

In 2001 our club hosted the South Queensland Championships, trying a new concept of using the Urangan Harbour.  This was probably our most successful event yet with Fraser Coast taking home not only Overall Club Champion for the Zone but backing it up with all Junior division overall club championships as well as both Senior division awards!

The 2001 Nationals were outstanding with our Juniors leading the way yet again to bring in overall National Champion Club.

As we enter our next decade we see our Club positioned with OC6's, 4 club owned OC1 and 20 privately owned OC1's.  Fraser Coast has come of age.  From our humble beginnings has grown a club focused on winning while still maintaining our friendly, family oriented vision.

What does the next 10 years hold for us?