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Fall 2021 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 Fall 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

This program is available to FGPC EAP paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have self This program 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 seats per day are available for this program from October through December (11 practices) from 11:00am to 12:30pm. These daily sessions are accompanied by FGPC coaches 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, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (weekly), 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • October 4 to December 16, 2021 (13 sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants for each weekday session
      • $150.00
      • Monday program is Graduate+ level program, for experienced participants
      • Coaches: Marcus Krieger (Monday), Ali Morham (Thursdays), TBA (Wednesdays)
      • Weekday registrations are not transferable, but paddlers can select multiple days for the season (e.g. Mondays and Wednesdays

“Recreational” Dry Land Training

  • Dry Land Training will be announced shortly

This coached strength program supplements the Recreational OC1 programs. Participants will be guided through intermediate sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises, always with proper technique in mind, thus translating to a stronger overall performance athlete on the water. 


 

“Solo Performance” 1X WEEKLY series

The Performance OC1 training series places experienced paddlers in 1x weekly advanced coached sessions designed to challenge the abilities and develop the potential of each participant.

  • Sundays (weekly) 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • October 3 – December 12 (11 sessions)
    • Limited to 20 participants (8 club + 12 private boats)
    • Coaches: Marcus Krieger, Miles Krakowec-Tickner
    • $220.00

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

CLICK HERE to request registration for this program.

“Performance” Dry Land Training

Dry Land Training will be offered soon.

This coached strength program supplements the Experienced OC1 programs. Participants will be guided through challenging sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises, with proper technique being central, thus translating to a stronger overall performance athlete 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 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
    • Friday, October 1 – Tuesday, December 14  (22 sessions)
    • Limited to 24 participants for each weekday session
    • $150.00
    • Coaches: Brian Neill, Bill Hilton
  • Practice Expectation: Minimum 1x team boat program practice per week

Daytime Recreational Outrigger is now sold out.

Evening/Weekend Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Sundays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    • Sunday, October 3 –  Wednesday, December 15 (33 sessions)
    • Limited to 33 participants
    • $150.00
    • Coaches: John Thomas, Paul Bucci
  • Practice Expectation: Minimum 1x team boat program practice per week

Click here to register for the Evening/Weekend Recreational Outrigger Series


Intermediate Performance Outrigger Series

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 7:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 11:00am.

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:30am
    • Saturday, October 2 – Tuesday, December 14 (22 sessions)
    • Limited to 30 registrations
    • $150.00
    • Coach: Patrick Linden
  • Practice Expectation
    • Minimum 2x team boat program practice per week
    • 1x small boat practice per week
    • 1x gym workout per week

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


Performance Outrigger for Dragon Boaters Series

This is the off-season program for the committed dragon boat paddler. This program will paddle in outrigger canoes over the winter months, building training habits, technique and fitness that paddlers can bring back to their dragon boat teams in the spring.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • Saturday, October 2 – Tuesday, December 14 (22 sessions)
    • Limited to 30 registrations
    • $150.00
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger, 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 for the Performance Outrigger for Dragon Boaters Series, please complete this form


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 competitive candidates must contact Marcus Krieger, FGPC’s head coach, prior to enrolment in this program. Email Marcus Krieger for details – marcus@fgpaddle.com

  • Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Sundays 9:00am – 10:30am
    • Sunday, October 3 – Thursday, December 16 (22 sessions)
    • Limited to 30 registrations
    • $150.00
    • 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


Dragon Boat Programs

FGPC Winter Dragon Boat Program

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Saturdays, 9:30am – 11:00am
    • Saturday, October 2 – Wednesday, December 15 (22 sessions)
    • $150.00
    • Limited to 30 paddlers
    • Coaches: Patrick Dann / Erik Ages / Dawson Mork

Click Here to register for Winter Dragon Boat Training