We hope that you are all having a great summer under these unforeseen circumstances!
These days at the club, we have programs running smoothly and successfully. We’ve also been able to host a few small challenges including our monthly time trials. Because of these successes and advancements, we are excited to announce our latest twist on the standard time trial: The FCRCC Battle of the Boats!
On September 5, 2020, FCRCC will be hosting a set of small races in order to promote a fun and challenging opportunity. Outrigger and sprint paddlers of all ages are welcome, as long as you are a member of the FCRCC club in good standing. This day will be free to enter, however, participants are encouraged to donate a suggested $10 to help raise money for a new club boat shed.
(first heat starts at 8AM)
5 Heats (each heat will be approx ~90min)
~14 paddlers per heat
Heats will be determined by submitted 5k times
OC1 – 1) t-grip paddling, 2) backwards paddle, 3) hand paddle
C1 – 1) t-grip paddling, 2) backwards paddle, 3) hand paddle
K1- 1) paddle with reverse face, 2) backwards paddle, 3) hand paddle
Prizes awarded to knockout winners!
Please use this link https://forms.gle/y4m2QeQYvrmiND7a6 to register. Participants will be grouped in heats based on their supplied 5k time to minimize the total number of people on site at any given time, with the first groups starting at 8AM. We will have a maximum of 5 heats throughout the day, each ~90min. We will have a limited number of spots available, particularly if you are requiring a club boat, so please sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Please also indicate on the form your need for a club boat and the boats you have been orientated in.
In order to abide by the current provincial regulations and keep everyone safe during these difficult times, there are a few rules that have been implemented to ensure that the day runs smoothly. Please read the following carefully to find out more.
Paddlers should only be on site during their designated heat time and should not plan to stick around the main traffic areas before or after their races (i.e. the dock, sheds, or main boardwalk area). If you would like to stay and watch the other heats, we ask that you do so away from the club (i.e. the seawall side of Alder Bay). Spectators will be asked to vacate the area if these rules are not being followed and will potentially cause the ability for FCRCC to host anything, including programs, to be taken away.
BC’s case count of COVID-19 is once again increasing, with more exposures happening
among people at social events. We have structured this day to minimize the number of people on site and reduce contact between each other, but we need your cooperation to ensure we are meeting BC Health directives. Participants must not arrive early and need to depart when they are finished. Please help us abide by these rules and other health regulations and protocols in order to host a fun and safe day for everyone.
Let us know if you have any questions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope to see you on September 5th !