Dragon Boat Event Calendar

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC Dragon Boat program directors invite all interested parties to attend our annual kick-off meeting. 

    We have some exciting plans for 2018 that we'll be sharing and asking for your input and ideas to make this a great dragon boat season.

    Public welcome!   

    Dragon Boat co-directors:  Paula Gough and Kim Capson.   Email us at  dragonboat@vckc.ca

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Course starts with recieving course materiel at beginning of February.

    Get your Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate.  Be legal and safe on the ocean while you paddle.  The certificate is required to legally use a marine radio.   The course teaches you the proper calling procedure for emergencies, hazards and boat to boat communications.  Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).  You will receive documentation about two weeks ahead of the course to read though and practice.  The Wednesday night will be a 4 hour presentation of the materiel, followed by testing the next evening.  The certificate is currently for life so there is no reason not to be legal while paddling on the ocean.  The course will be presented by Gord Fulcher in conjunction with the Brentwood Bay power squadron.  Course cost is $110.   If you have two people in your household who want to take the course the cost will be $60 for the second person, you just will only get one book and cd to share.   Don't register the second person, but email me at canoe@vckc.ca instead.

    (Includes book, cd, and certificate card, and one year membership in power squadron.)

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC

    Come on down to the clubhouse and jump in a dragon boat!  If you've ever had an interest in paddling one of these big dragon boats now's your chance.  We'll have paddlers on hand to get you outfitted with paddles and PFDs and get you out in a dragon boat, paddling on the beautiful Gorge waterway!

    The first two sessions in the dragon boat are free to non-members.

    Please RSVP as space is limited!

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9

    Racing starts at 10:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 9:00am.

    Two different race types:

    • 2500-meters in two heats:  10-paddler boats:
      In the morning each team will race a 1250 meter course with a buoy turn (out and back). 
      In the afternoon, each team will race the same course in a different dragon boat.
      The two times for each team will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.
    • Sprints:
      200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats.

    Teams may register in the following categories: 
          - Mixed
           - Womens

    Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.

    No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.

    Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.

    Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th

    Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.  

    Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.

    All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate.  Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event:  Guts 'n Glory

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