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FGPC Wetdashe Dry Change Race

THIS IS A “DRY” CHANGE RACE, which means 6-person crews hotswap on the dock with their team mates at the end of each lap. Dock-change times are included in your team’s aggregate time, so efficient changes get the best results.
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FGPC Wetdashe Dry Change OC Race
18 -19 November 2023
FGPC Programs

FGPC’s Fall and Winter programs for recreational and performance paddlers are now open for registration. Includes OC1, OC6, V12, Dragon Boat, Dry Land Training, and new Paddle Erg Classes!

FGPC Chinook Youth Sprint Kayak Program
Festival 2013

Victoria’s only dedicated Sprint Canoe Kayak program where expert coaching staff safely teach children our outdoor specialty, the healthy fun of Sprint Kayaking

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FGPC Chinook Youth Sprint Kayak Program
Beginner Paddling at FGPC
Festival 2013

FGPC offers many ways for a beginner to get on the water.
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It’s always a perfect time be a beginner paddler at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club!
Dry Land Training

Our Dry Land Training will match and supplement your paddling program.
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Dry Land Training for Paddlers
Kayak and SUP Memberships

Sign up for our kayak / stand up paddle board membership. Available all year round!
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You’ll find information on the status of the club as a whole and our safety procedures.
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FGPC Kids Paddlesports Camps

Your kids will have fun and adventure this summer!
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2024 FGPC Kids Paddlesports Camps
Registration is now open!
Outrigger Canoe Races

Wetdashe November 18 and 19, 2023
Small Boat Race Series beginning October 29, 2023
V12 to V21 February 10, 2024
Kan-U-Hakit March 10, 2024
Wet Dashe November 17 and 18, 2024

Challenge and Excitement year round!

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Dragon Boat Races
Festival 2013

Fairway Gorge Super Sprints – Sunday May 26, 2024
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival – July 13 and 14, 2023
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival – August 24 and 25, 2024

Registration is now open!

Announcing the 2024
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series
Fairway Gorge Super Sprints
Festival 2013

Fairway Gorge Super Sprints is the first FGPC Festival of the season, and is always a great way to begin a year of Dragon Boat Racing. Quick and crazy, these 200M sprints give you a chance to showcase all the work you’ve put into training early in the year.

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Fairway Gorge Super Sprints ~ 200M
Sunday 26 May 2024
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Festival 2013

The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival is returning next summer. This festival will take place in the harbour and at Maffeo Sutton Park on July 13 and 14!

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Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M
13-14 July 2024
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival
Festival 2013

The event’s unique selection of race formats will challenge recreational and competitive teams alike: A new “pentathlon” format: a cumulative weekend of racing: 500m, 200m, 100m, 1500M Oval, and our famous flag relay, followed by a final 500 for the top 3 finishing women’s and mixed teams.

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Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival
~ 500M, 200M, 100M, 1500M Oval, 250M Flag Relay
24-25 August 2024
Waterfront Outfitters

Waterfront Outfitters is Victoria’s dedicated store for all things paddling-related.
From weather-appropriate technical and off-the-water clothing layers, to specialized winter-safe footwear and westcoast layers, Waterfront Outfitters serves the island paddling community with a broad range of locally-sourced products in a dramatic range of colours.

Start a Dragon Boat Team at FGPC!

FGPC can help you set up a community or corporate team and provide everything you need to get on the water.
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FGPC Community Supports

Please join us in recognizing FGPC’s corporate and community supports

Train, Play, & Compete
Festival 2013

in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.


The FGPC Fall/Winter Paddling Program Guide is now available. Click here for all the details and to register.

Register now for our ever popular Wetdashe dry change race, held on the weekend of November 18 and 19, 2023. 12km, 24km or 48km courses and lots of excitement. This event is in support of Wetdashe Men’s Health Fund. Don’t delay!

If you’re new to paddling, check out our Beginner Paddling at FGPC page. You’ll find everything you need to get on the water!

Are you ready to paddle against the stunning cityscape of Barcelona, Spain? FGPC, Victoria’s premier multi-sport paddling club, presents FGPC Expeditions – an inclusive opportunity for dragon boat enthusiasts and their loved ones to experience paddling unique adventures. Click here for more info.

Registration is now open for the FGPC Chinook Youth Sprint Kayak program, Victoria’s only dedicated Spring Canoe Kayak program. Click here for more details and to register.

Register your kids now for the 2024 FGPC Kids Paddle Sports camps. Click here for more information or to register.