Welcome to the 2018 season of Dragon Boat Racing at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club!

This year again we’re offering reduced rates for teams travelling to Vancouver Island at all FGPC-managed races, including the Victoria Festival. We hope this encourages more fun—and more competition across all divisions—by bringing new and returning visitors to next year’s Vancouver Island race season.

Early bird discounts are available for all races, including the Victoria Festival, until 15 April 2018, after which regular fees apply. The on-line registration system is the same for all events as you see below. Team captains will find the process a pleasure to manage, with online payments and excellent email and telephone support to help you along the way. Our goal is to ensure that paddlers arrive on race day mornings with a minimum of administrative stress and a maximum amount of energy ready for what you do best: paddle.

Teams traveling from off island for whom hotel costs may prevent them from racing now have the option of being billeted by one of FGPC’s host teams. If your team is interested in being hosted and billeted by a local team, contact info@fgpaddle.com, and we’ll introduce you to a like-minded team in the Victoria area.

CLICK HERE to download the FGPC Dragon Boat Festival Rules and Regulations.


2018 Festivals

Note: Early Bird pricing in effect until April 15, 2018.

Local teams are on Vancouver Island (i.e. do not require a ferry trip to compete). Junior teams receive a 50% discount on applicable registration fees.

27 May 2018 (Sunday)

CLICK HERE for 2018 Race Results

Click here for the 2017 Race Results

16 June 2018 (Saturday)

CLICK HERE for 2018 Race Results

6-7-8 July 2018 (Friday registration, racing Saturday and Sunday)

CLICK HERE for 2018 Race Results

Click here for 2017 Race Results

CLICK HERE for the official Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival website.

10-11-12 August 2018 (Registration and Check-in Friday, Races Saturday, Sunday)

CLICK HERE for 2018 Race Results

Click here for 2017 Race Results.