DRAGON BOAT TEAMS AND EVENTS FORM THE CORE of paddling programs at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC).
Teams consist of 20 or more paddlers, with provision for “spares,” a steersperson, a coach and a drummer. Practices are 1.5 hours in length. All teams are encouraged to participate in dragon boat festivals, and some festival entries are included with club-sponsored teams (see below). We provide club-sponsored teams with coaches, steering assistance and administrative support including flexible paddler payment options, fundraising opportunities, festival registrations and inter- and intra-team communications systems.
NEW FGPC and VIP (Vancouver Island Paddling) are co-sponsoring a premier dragon boat program with programming, coaching and resources contributed from both clubs to support the best open-class dragon boat team on Vancouver Island. Under the established and winning brand of “Gorging Dragons,” this premier team trains and races 12 months of the year in dragon boats, outrigger canoes and in the gym. For information about this specialized program, contact email@example.com
Independent teams are also welcome. These teams manage their own payments and registrations and are responsible for supplying their own coaches and steerspeople. Independent team coaches and steerspeople must attend FGPC orientation clinics and sign the FGPC coaches’ code of conduct each year. In addition, independent coaches must demonstrate proof of insurance. Coaches and team captains take responsibility for ensuring that their teams follow FGPC’s paddling policies and procedures and that all paddlers have completed the required waivers and other paperwork.
IMPORTANT: Independent teams can opt into the club model at the beginning of each season. Team captains and managers are encouraged to meet with our staff to review club options and pricing for your team.
Winter Dragon Boat 2018
For those of you who want to get in an extra practice, our popular year-round “winter/summer” dragon boat program will be running during the winter season from September through March.
This program paddles on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, and Saturdays 9:30am to 11:00am, September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
- 1x per week $165
- 2x per week $255
CLICK HERE for more information about Winter Dragon Boat.
FGPC Waterfront Fitness Membership for Paddlers Registered in FGPC Programs, Fall 2018
|Tier 1:|| FGPC AMENITIES ONLY – AMENITIES ONLY amenities subscriptions become available on 1 September 2018. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $10.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC AMENITIES ONLY includes use of washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only. No pro-rating is available for this subscription. No towel service.
|Tier 2:||FGPC GYM BASIC – GYM BASIC subscriptions become available on 1 September, 2018. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $25.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC GYM BASIC includes unsupervised use of gym equipment as well as dedicated paddlers’ only classes in addition to washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only. No pro-rating is available for this subscription. No towel service. Paddlers may only attend program classes specific to their program (if offered; minimum enrolment requirements apply).
|Tier 3:||FGPC GYM PLUS – GYM PLUS subscriptions become available on 1 September, 2018. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $40.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC GYM BASIC includes unsupervised use of gym equipment as well as dedicated paddlers’ only classes in addition to washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only.
|Tier 4:||PREMIUM ACCESS MEMBERSHIP – PREMIUM ACCESS gym subscriptions are available now. Cost: $75 PER MONTH (plus tax)
PREMIUM ACCESS MEMBERSHIP includes all “tiered” membership services as well as unlimited access to the class schedule. Pro-rating is available for this subscription and towel service is included.
Valid FGPC subscribers must confirm their eligibility for preferred pricing at the facility’s front desk. Subscribers of preferred pricing tiers (e.g. 1, 2, 3) must be enrolled in FGPC paddling programs before setting up monthly gym subscriptions. Minimum subscription is 3 months. No pro-rating is available for Tier 1 and 2 preferred pricing options.
Dragon boat paddle order form – available to club members only. Consult your coaches for correct paddle length. CLICK HERE to order online.