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FCRCC March Madness Outrigger race – Wait list only

When: March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am – March 31, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

FCRCC March Madness Race Description 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 Masters (40+) age categories will race on Saturday. Novices, Juniors, Senior Masters (50+) and up will race on Sunday. Men’s and Women’s teams can[…]

Intermediate OC6 Steering course

When: April 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Intermediate OC-6 Steering Course 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. Instructor – Cheryl Skribe has been paddling and steering for 30 years. A big part of her success in handling an outrigger canoe has come from the many different types of water craft Cheryl has paddled and the variety of[…]

Novice OC6 Steering Course

When: March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Novice OC-6 Steering Course  This course is designed for paddlers who would like to learn how to steer an outrigger canoe in a safe and supportive environment. The course starts with a classroom session that will cover the basics of steering including the roles and responsibilities of seat 6, communication, reading the water/tides and basics of the steering strokes.  This is followed by time on the water in the steering seat under the guidance of an experienced steersperson.  No previous OC-6 steering experience necessary. Prerequisite:  Basic OC-6 paddling experience Date:  March 9, 2019 Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm Location: […]

Dragon boat Drummer’s course

When: March 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: FCRCC

    Drummer’s Course 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. Instructor – 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 multi-national and world champion. She has won gold and medal’d in every distance that she has[…]

Small boat (OC1) lessons – Basic Fundamentals – Start postponed one week due to snow forecast

When: February 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Small Boat Coaching – Basic Fundamentals This program is sessions 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, (postposnedFeb 19),Starting: 26, March 5,12, and 19th now to March 26th Time:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cost: $70 plus GST Registration:

New Dates: OC1 Huki orientation

When: February 23, 2019 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Where: FCRCC Alder Bay

  OC-1 Huki Orientations Before being allowed to take out a OC-1 Huki all FCRCC members must: – Complete a specific Huki Orientation. – Apply the “Huki Orientation” sticker on their membership card. Stickers can be picked up at the office during office hours once Huki Orientation is complete.   Location: FCRCC Dates:  Saturdays, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25 Time:  9:15 am – 10:00 am Cost: FREE Registration:

Outrigger (OC6) Introduction Days – Spring into Outrigger

When: March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring Into Outrigger with FCRCC’s Outrigger Intro Days Each session will comprise two 3 hour practices aimed at dragon boaters, flatwater paddlers and canoers wanting to expand their paddling repertoire. Experienced outrigger paddlers and coaches will take you through outrigger paddling technique, on water practices, canoe handling and care, and introduce you to Hawaiian culture.  Come down and give it a try. Mahalo! Location: FCRCC’s Burrard Compound Dates:  March Program: Sundays, March 17 & 24 Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $60 plus GST Registration:

PNWORCA FCRCC RACE – March 2, 2019

When: March 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: FCRCC English Bay

      PNWORCA FCRCC RACE – March 2, 2019   THEME:  OLD SCHOOL Pull out your old jersey and wear your vintage clothes to the FCRCC PNWORCA race! There will be a 5 kilometer short course and a 12 kilometer long course.  All craft will start at the same time for both the short and the long course but OC1s and V1s will have a slightly different start line. Date:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 Race start time:  11:00 am Registration opens at 9:30 am Fees:  U26 $10 Canadian,  regular race fee is $20.00 Canadian CORA insurance fee is $15.00[…]

Dragon Boat Canada Steersperson Accreditation – February 24, 2019

When: February 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright Street

Dragon Boat Canada Steersperson Accreditation – February 24, 2019 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. Location: FCRCC[…]

Dragon Boat Canada – Coaching Community Dragon Boat – February 17, 2019

When: February 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: FCRCC, 1318 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

DBC Coaching Community Dragon Boat – February 17, 2019 The course is intended for anyone interested in entry level coaching. Some of the material covered in the course includes; safety, ethics in coaching, coach-athlete communication, basic dragon boat technique, basic physiological requirements of dragon boat racing, race planning, practice planning, etc… Certification candidates will be required to successfully complete a written assignment and hold a small craft operator’s license before they are fully certified. Location: FCRCC Dates:  February 17, 2019 Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $200 plus GST Registration: