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Winter 2022 Paddling Program Guide


Note that FGPC currently maintains COVID mitigation programs linked to public health orders and guidance from our sport sector.

Importantly, all paddlers participating in group programming will be required to present their Provincial Vaccine Passport at their first paddling session. Please do not present your passport before your first session.

By means of effective onsite controls for illness prevention in conjunction with vaccination compliance, FGPC is confident that our programs can continue to operate for everyone’s benefit over the fall and winter months to come.

FGPC Outrigger OC1 Programs

For the Winter of 2021, FGPC offers Recreational and Performance level OC1 programming. All programs require enrollment in our OC1 Paddling Access Membership.


Solo Recreational OC1 weekday series

The Recreational OC1 series is available to FGPC paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have self rescue records on file with FGPC. A maximum of 6 spots are available for this program from January through March (13 practices) from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This weekly session is accompanied by an FGPC coach for safety and instruction; paddlers will learn new techniques as well as have opportunities to improve their existing skills in a safe but fun and social environment.

  • Mondays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • January 3 to March 28, 2022 (13 sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants for each session
      • $150.00
      • Graduate+ level program, for participants with experience in OC1s
      • Coaches: Marcus Krieger
      • OC1 Access Membership mandatory

Please click here to submit a program registration request


 

“Solo Performance” 1X WEEKLY series

The Performance OC1 training series places experienced paddlers in a weekly advanced session designed to challenge the abilities and develop the potential of each participant. Practices are weekly on Sundays from 11:00am – 12:30pm from Sunday, January 9 through to Sunday, March 27 (12 sessions).

  • Sundays (weekly) 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • January 9 – March 27 (12 sessions)
    • Limited to 20 participants (8 club + 12 private boats)
    • Coaches: Marcus Krieger, Miles Krakowec-Tickner
    • $200.00
    • OC1 Access Membership mandatory

Paddlers are encouraged to submit their request to register (link below) before Monday, December 20. Registration and payment links will be sent to applicants on or before Friday, December 24.

CLICK HERE to request registration for this program.

“Performance” Dry Land Training

CLICK HERE to register

These coached 12-week strength programs supplement the Performance programs. This option is ideal for those who are experienced with strength and conditioning in the gym, with sessions having increased training volume, focused on both compound lifts and sport-specific exercises. As with all WF and FGPC programs, there will be a careful eye on technique in order to continue building strength without compromising range of motion, translating to overall performance improvements on the water.


FGPC Team Boat Outrigger Programs


FGPC team boat programs will continue through the fall/winter season under a revised program and coaching model. FGPC programs have moved away from the previous “cohort” model, and will resume a back-to-normal program guide, similar to pre-COVID seasons. Note that FGPC currently maintains COVID mitigation programs linked to public health orders and guidance from our sport sector. In addition, all staff & coaches as well as participants will be expected to register their COV-2 vaccination status with FGPC by means of BC’s vaccination “passport” system when it becomes available. By means of effective onsite controls for illness prevention in conjunction with vaccination compliance, FGPC is confident that our programs can continue to operate for everyone’s benefit over the fall and winter months to come.

Paddler participation in programs will now follow a new commitment-based model, with a minimum weekly workout recommendation for entry into programs.

All team programs (2x per week) are $150.00 for three months of paddling, with weekly training plans and input from FGPC coaches.


Daytime Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00am – 11:30am
    • Tuesday, January 4 – Tuesday, March 29 (25 sessions)
    • Limited to 36 participants for each weekday session
    • $150.00
    • Coaches: Brian Neill, Bill Hilton & Ali Morham / Patrick Dann
  • Practice Expectation: Minimum 1x team boat program practice per week

CLICK Here to register for this program.

Evening/Weekend Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Sundays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    • Monday, January 3 – Wednesday, March 30
      • 2x per week: 26 sessions
      • 3x per week: 38 sessions
    • Limited to 36 participants
    • 2x: $150.00 (Mon & Wed), 3x: $225.00 (Mon & Wed & Sun)
    • Coaches: John Thomas, Paul Bucci (Mon/Wed), Howie Ballantyne (Sun)
  • Practice Expectation: Minimum 1x team boat program practice per week

CLICK HERE to register for this program

Other FGPC Coached Programs

For paddlers returning to or interested in joining the following programs, please CLICK HERE to submit a form that will help us connect you with the program coach or manager:

  • Aloha Paddlers
  • Simply Rec
  • MS Warriors
  • Lima Mahina

Intermediate Outrigger (OCDB) Series

Starting in January 2022, this series is a combined Intermediate & OCDB (Outrigger for Dragon Boaters) program. Intermediate Outrigger is for paddlers who want to train and compete in outrigger races, but are unable to commit to the full requirements of the Performance program. The program’s focus will be on competing in races across Vancouver Island throughout the spring, summer and fall. Intermediate OC sessions run on Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 11:00am – 12:30pm.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • Tuesday, January 4 – Tuesday, March 29 (25 sessions)
    • Limited to 36 registrations
    • $150.00
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger, Patrick Linden, Matt Tancon
  • Practice Expectation
    • Minimum 2x team boat program practice per week
    • 1x small boat practice per week
    • 1x gym workout per week

To request registration please complete this form

“Intermediate” Dry Land Training

CLICK HERE to register

These coached 12-week strength programs supplement the Intermediate programs. This option is ideal for those who are experienced with strength and conditioning in the gym, with sessions having increased training volume, focused on both compound lifts and sport-specific exercises. As with all WF and FGPC programs, there will be a careful eye on technique in order to continue building strength without compromising range of motion, translating to overall performance improvements on the water.


Performance Outrigger Racing Series

For the serious racer, this is FGPC’s podium-focussed performance training series. Paddlers will train twice a week in crews, with one weekend practice and one weekday evening session. The performance program attends many races throughout the province and the Pacific Northwest, and typically attends one or two major international races per year. Participants are expected to train a minimum of two times per week with the crew, as well as additional independent OC1 and gym training. All performance candidates will fill out the form below prior to receiving a registration link from FGPC’s head coach.

  • Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Sundays 9:00am – 11:00am
    • Thursday, January 6 – Thursday, March 31 (25 sessions)
    • Limited to 36 registrations
    • $50.00 monthly, on a recurring contract
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger
  • Practice Expectation
    • Minimum 2x team boat program practice per week
    • 2-3x small boat practice
    • 2-3x gym workout

To request registration for the Performance Outrigger Racing Series, please complete this form

“Performance” Dry Land Training

CLICK HERE to register

These coached 12-week strength programs supplement the Performance programs. This option is ideal for those who are experienced with strength and conditioning in the gym, with sessions having increased training volume, focused on both compound lifts and sport-specific exercises. As with all WF and FGPC programs, there will be a careful eye on technique in order to continue building strength without compromising range of motion, translating to overall performance improvements on the water.


Dragon Boat Programs

FGPC Winter Dragon Boat Program

For dragon boat paddlers of all levels who wish to continue building their paddling skills and fitness over the winter months. Paddlers will improve their paddling technique and learn new skills, while keeping themselves in shape for the next dragon boat race season. Each practice is led by an FGPC dragon boat coach, who will put paddlers through fun, challenging workouts.

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Saturdays, 9:30am – 11:00am
    • Wednesday, January 5 – Wednesday, March 30 (25 sessions)
    • $150.00
    • Limited to 50 paddlers
    • Coach: Erik Ages
    • Sterns: Dawson Mork, Will Slater

Click Here to register.

For those looking to connect with a Dragon Boat team (either new or returning paddler), please complete our Dragon Boat Paddler request form here.


Dry Land Training

“Intermediate” Dry Land Training

These coached 12-week strength programs supplement the Intermediate OC programs. This option is ideal for those who have learned the basics of strength and conditioning in the gym and are ready to move toward intermediate lifts, while refining sport-specific exercises. As with all WF and FGPC programs, there will be a careful eye on technique in order to continue building strength without compromising range of motion, translating to overall performance improvements on the water.

  • Thursday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Coach: Adam Black
  • Fee: $150 (no tax)
  • Dates: Thursday, January 24 for 12 weeks
  • MAX 8 REGISTRANTS PER CLASS

“Performance” Dry Land Training

CLICK HERE to register

These coached 12-week strength programs supplement the Performance OC programs. This option is ideal for those who are experienced with strength and conditioning in the gym, with sessions having increased training volume, focused on both compound lifts and sport-specific exercises. As with all WF and FGPC programs, there will be a careful eye on technique in order to continue building strength without compromising range of motion, translating to overall performance improvements on the water.

Option 1

  • Monday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Coach: Adam Black
  • Fee: $150 (no tax)
  • Dates: Monday, January 24 for 12 weeks
  • MAX 8 REGISTRANTS PER CLASS

Option 2

  • Wednesday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Coach: Adam Black
  • Fee: $150 (no tax)
  • Dates: Wednesday January 26 for 12 weeks
  • MAX 8 REGISTRANTS PER CLASS

FGPC Outrigger Steering Clinic – Experienced Series

A steering clinic brought to you by FGPC’s outrigger coaches, designed to improve steering habits and awareness of experienced steerspeople. Each three-session clinic will take place once per week, for the first three weekends of each month (will be rescheduled if there is a racing event), with a maximum of two participants per clinic. Volunteer paddlers will be brought in to fill the remaining seats in the boat to provide power.

  • Saturdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • January Series: 8th, 15th, 22nd
    • February Series: 12th, 19th, 26th
    • March Series: 12th, 19th, 26th
      • Limited to 2 registrations per series
      • $120.00
      • Coaches: Marcus Krieger, Erik Ages

CLICK here to request registration for this clinic