Dragonboat

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Competitive Programs

FCRCC’s Premier Dragon Boat team offers world-class coaching with top-level training, for athletes who are committed to competing at the highest level of dragon boat racing.  Please check it out at www.fcrccpremier.com. FCRCC has developed a Masters Program for Men and Women from the age of 39+.  This is to provide a seamless transition for all paddlers from Premier level through to Sr. C. The Master’s Program is a high performance program with goals to attend Canadian Nationals Regattas, win placement for Club Crews and continue on to podium at Club Crew World Championships.  Nationals run on odd years every two years […]

History

Fully loaded, a dragon boat seats 20 paddlers, a steers person and a drummer who sits at the front of the boat and beats out the stroke.  The boats themselves are usually multi-coloured, sometimes with dragon scales on the sides, and during races a dragon head and tail are traditionally mounted on the ends of the boat.  Races are usually between 200 and 2000 metres in length, and last between 2 and 10 minutes. Origins Chinese history refers to the 2000-year-old story of the statesman and poet Qu Yuan.  After urging his king not to sign a peace treaty that […]

FCRCC Premier Women - CCWC 2014, Ravenna, Italy

Dragon boat

Competitive Programs FCRCC’s competitive Dragon Boat programs offers world-class coaching with top-level training, for athletes of all ages.  Info on our competitive programs can be found here. Group Introduction to Dragon Boat The club offers 2 hour Introduction to Dragon Boating sessions for schools and other groups. Looking for a team to join? FCRCC is home to a number of community dragon boat teams of all ages. If you need help looking for a team to join, you can submit a request and we can help find a team best suited for you. Please also look at our recruiting centre message board to see which teams are currently […]