We are so proud of the Off Balance Dragon boat team that showed that determination and drive produces amazing results. Here we have a picture of the Off Balance team showing off their GOLDEN bling at the recent Steveston Dragonboat festival. Well done. You look amazing with those medals around your necks!
Congratulations to our newest and youngest U14 champions! The False Creek Sprint Canoe Flatwater program has won the Pacific Cup for the third year in a row! Congratulations also to our proud, hard working coaches, shown here displaying the Pacific Cup! The event took place on September 7 – 8th at Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge
Small Boat Coaching – Basic Fundamentals This program is directed towards paddlers who have completed an FCRCC OC1 Orientation session, and are competent in our Surfrigger/C-Lion OC1s, with knowledge of rigging, equipment care, steering and balance. The goal of this SBC is to build confidence and technical skills, while working out in an OC1, in a group environment. Location: FCRCC Granville Island Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 24, Oct 1,8,15,22 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Registration: https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=7007642&RF=11711034
Three FCRCC teams recently competed in the Catalina crossing in California with great results! Congratulations to Mixed distance who placed 2nd in the open Co-ed spec boat. The Kupunas placed 3rd in the Ulta lite Golden Masters event. The crew with FCRCC members Daphne and Judy place 3rd in Ultra Lite Senior Masters Women’s division Congratulation to all the crews.
Rigging An OC-6 It takes team work to tie or rig the canoe. In this 4-hour session, you will learn how to tie the ama and iakos to each other using ropes and special traditional knots and attaching the iakos to the canoe. You will also learn about ama distance from the canoe, shimming, trim and adjustments for conditions, crew ability and weight. Like any skill worth learning, to become an accomplished rigger it takes practice, practice, and more practice. All paddlers are encouraged to learn how to do this! It is fun and challenging and a great way to learn more about your […]
2020 IVF World Sprints, Hilo, Hawaii August 15-23, 2020 The deadline to submit Intents to Compete to CORA for the 2020 IVF World Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii is September 20, 2019. The western Canadian trials will be held at the Calgary Canoe Club in Calgary, AB on September 28-29, 2019. The Intent to Compete form and additional information about Team Canada 2020 and the selection process are available at the CORA website: https://canadianoutrigger.ca/races/team-canada/sprint-team-selection/
Welcome to Cathy Marr, our new Outrigger Rep. Cathy has taken over this position from Patti Lawson. A huge shout out and thank you to Patti who has been invaluable both at the Executive table and with the Outrigger Program over the last few years. As seen above, Cathy has expertise in many forms of paddling and steering from her gondoliering, dragon boating with Abreast in a Boat to her Outrigger paddling. This week Cathy is off to California with Mixed distance for the Catlina Change race.