Guts 'n Glory (GnG)

Canceled for 2018.

New for 2018 - we are a DBC CCWC Qualifier! 

When: Canceled for 2018

Where: VCKC Club House on the Gorge west of Tillicum Bridge (355 Gorge Rd W.)

What:  Two different race types:

  • Sprints: 200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats
  • 2500-meter combined-time race in 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 will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.


 Races are offered in the following categories: Mixed open, women. 
 A minimum of 3 teams registered per category to run.

No registrations accepted after date July14, 2018.


Cost:   $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people when caller & stern included) for EITHER the 200m sprint or the 2500 chase. 
             Early bird $220 when payment is received in full by April 15, 2018.

             Only $50 additional to race in the other race type when already registered in one.

Registration: Register here 


  1. VCKC Waivers must be completed prior to racing. Sign online here.
  2. The team accepts Dragon Boat Canada's Rules of Racing. EXCEPTION: that the mixed teams have a minimum of 5 women. DBC Rules of Racing 2016
  3. Teams must have a qualified steersperson who will attend a G'nG Safety Briefing. 
  4. An on-site food concession and beverage garden will be available for paddlers. 
  5. Parking is limited. Please park only in designated areas. VCKC Parking.pdf
  6. Individuals can register on-site on race day. The race organizing team will attempt to place these individuals with incomplete teams. 

2016 Results Here

A huge thank-you goes out to the following sponsors who made our 2016 race event GREAT!

6 Mile Bakery

10 Acres

Beacon Drive-In

Capital Iron

Cobs Bakery Oak Bay

Eagle Wing Tours Whale & Wildlife Watching

MerSea Studio

Swallow Jewellery

Swans Brew Pub

Skincare Correctives

Stillpoint Community Acupuncture

The Winemaker

Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop

WildPlay Elements

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