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Dragon Boat Steering Course – March 8, 2020

  Dragon Boat Canada Steersperson Accreditation – March 8, 2020 This course will ensure your steersperson has the skills required to confidently steer races. This 5 hour course features: low instructor : participant ratio in-class theory and on-water application highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable facilitators. Skills taught, practiced and tested will include: crew commands and vocabulary forward and reverse steering left and right turns arriving and departing docks race situations. Volunteer paddlers will be utilized whenever possible to ensure maximum experience at the helm. This course is conducted by organizations and instructors that have been certified by Dragon Boat Canada. […]

Patty Lawson and JD – A story of strength, love and courage

Patti Lawson is a long standing member of FCRCC.  Patti and her husband, J.D. recently underwent a life changing event.  Be sure to click on the link below to hear their story.  It’s a story of strength, love and courage that is greatly admired.  Congratulations to the two of you.  We wish you and your family many healthy years!! Here is the link to the Youtube PLUGGED IN episode with Patti commentated by Heather Johnson. Comments on the site are encouraged!

Great job at unloading and rigging the Outrigger Canoes

First of all, thank you for getting crew mates out to help load and unload the boats we loaned for the Lotus Ice Breaker. Please pass on a big thank you to your crew members as well. We had a plenty of bodies to do the lifting and moving of boats at our compound both Thursday and Sunday and at Lotus on Saturday with those in the first and last heats. In addition, during boat re-rigging on Sunday it was great to see some folks try their hand at rigging for the first time. Sunday also provided an opportunity to […]

Important new safety rules for PFDs – effective immediately

New Safety Rules for Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) Effective immediately: New guidance from the FCRCC insurer, AllSport Insurance, now requires all PFDs used by Canadian paddlers to be Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard or Department of Fisheries and Oceans approved (with an exception for foreign nationals).  Vaikobi PFDs are currently not Transport Canada approved. What does this mean? All FCRCC club boats will require one Transport Canada approved PFD for each paddler on board (whether worn or in the boat). Foreign paddlers may wear a PFD approved by their home foreign governmental agency (i.e. US paddlers coming north to race). Vaikobi […]

FCRCC March Madness Outrigger Race – March 21st and 22nd

Race Description It’s the 12th annual March Madness. This two day event will be taking place, rain or shine or both, on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020!   If you’ve raced with us last year, you’ll be familiar with our course. If this is your first time, we know you’ll have a fun race. This 5 km OC6 race takes place in beautiful English Bay and involves four ama side buoy turns. We’ve chosen to keep this course so spectators can watch as much of the race as possible from the shore. Course: See course map. Open and […]

Intermediate OC-6 Steering Clinic – Cheryl Scribe – April 5, 2020

INTERMEDIATE OC-6 STEERING COURSE – CHERYL SCRIBE Back by popular demand! This course will involve a lot of water time which will maximize the participant’s learning opportunity. Instruction will happen both from 5 seat and the coach boat, which will provide participants a good opportunity to gain feedback and to take their skills to the next level. A round table discussion will be held over the lunch break. Participants must have a minimum of 1 year of racing OC-6 in the steering position.  CHERYL SCRIBE – Cheryl Skribe has been paddling and steering for 30  years. A big part of […]

PNWORCA WS #5 – March 7, 2020

PNWORCA WS #5 – FCRCC Registration available on site at 0930 am Fee:  Adult $20  Juniors  $5.00 Race is run out of Burrard compound.  The start of the race will be on the North side of  False Creek, across from the flag at Vanier park. Pre Registration:

Dragon boat Drummer’s clinic – March 15, 2020

  CALLING all drummer’s, steers and coaches.!!!! Do you want to take your team to the next level, have them win more races or be more consistent and competitive in their current division? Having a competent drummer will help your team do just that. Susan Mott; 4 x Canadian National Team Drummer, FCRCC Premier Drummer and women’s steers has taken her experience both on the National and International racing stage and put together a Drummer’s Clinic. Susan is a multinational and world champion. She has won gold and medal’d in every distance that she has drummed on both the Canadian National Team […]

Burrard compound Activity – Thank you to our club volunteers

This week’s storms have seen the famous ICEBREAKER race cancelled due to ICE.  January storms have left their mark at the Burrard compound as well.  Not to miss a stroke, here we find the Kupunas practicing their best technique preparing for the Na Pali Challenge race later this year.  Shovels UP!  Thank you so much for jumping in and making a difference!  

Clearing snow from our club boats

Thanks to Susan, Sally and everyone that has been out in our snowdrifts and clearing snow from the dragon boats.  The snow and ice can potentially cause a lot of damage to boats.  Also a big thank you to Patti and everyone who has been busy clearing snow and ice from the outrigger boats.  That is so helpful.  A quick reminder when you are putting down salt, try to keep the salt away from the base of the trees.