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FGPC Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series


Introducing the Vancouver Island
Dragon Boat Race Series 2023

The Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series incorporates all of our Dragon Boat Festivals (see details below) for 2023. It includes:

  • FGPC Super Sprints – 1 day 200M event (Victoria) – Sunday May 7, 2023
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500 M event with all-access Guts-&-Glory (Naniamo) – July 8 and 9, 2023
  • Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500M event with all-access 100m-Knockouts and 500M-Flag-Relay Champs (Victoria) – August 26 and 27, 2023

Registration is now open



We can all win with FGPC’s ‘Make Every Second Count Campaign’ for BC Cancer

Through the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series’ “Make Every Second Count BC Cancer Campaign”, teams can “add speed” by shaving off one-second from their total time in special championship heats for every $1,000 raised. Click here for more information.


FGPC SUPER SPRINTS
DRAGON BOAT RACE ~ 200M

7 May 2023 (Sunday)

Location:  Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC.

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.

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to April 15): $700 including GST
    • Regular (after April 15): $800 including GST
  • Click here to register

Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M

July 8 and 9, 2023

Location: Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Road, Nanaimo BC

This weekend of 500 M racing and all-access Guts-and-Glory (all teams can participate) includes Women’s and Mixed categories. Everyone is guaranteed 4 races, weather permitting.


Vancouver Island
Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M

26-27 August 2023

Location: Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC

This weekend of racing draws on FGPC’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues near and far. The 2023 VIDBF will challenge local, regional and visiting teams across competitive and recreational divisions over a number of exciting formats, including 500M, 100M Knockouts (available to all teams) and our new 500M Flag-Relay specialty race, available to all registered teams.


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