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FGPC Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series


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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
  • Comox Dragon Boat Festival – 1 day 350 M event (Comox) – Saturday June 10, 2023
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500 M event (Naniamo) – July 8 and 9, 2023
  • Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500M event (Victoria) – August 12 and 13, 2023
  • FGPC Guts & Glory Championships – 1 day crew boat (Dragon Boat, OC6, and OC12) with 1000M Straightshot Qualifiers / 1500M Oval Finals / Doublestart Championship Rounds – Saturday September 16, 2023

Registration for all 5 events: Early Bird (up to May 1) $4000, Regular (after May 1) $5000, includes GST.

Registration opens September 1, 2022



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

5 May 2023 (Saturday)

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 1): $700 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $800 including GST
  • Registration opens soon

COMOX DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Dragon Boat Race ~ 350M

10 June 2023 (Saturday)

Location:  Marina Park, Port Augusta Street, Comox, BC

This is a fun but competitive women’s/mixed event! Races and festival activities will be held at beautiful Marina Park in Comox. A variety of food choices, music and other activities. In addition, the 350-meter dragon boat races (a guaranteed 3 races per team) will result in gold, silver and bronze medals for championship finals!

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $700 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $800 including GST
  • Registration opens soon


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 includes Women’s and Mixed categories. Everyone is guaranteed 4 races, weather permitting.

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $1200 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $1600 including GST
  • Registration opens soon
  • CLICK HERE for 2022 Saturday Results
  • CLICK HERE for 2022 Sunday Final Results

Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M

12-13 August 2023

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

This exciting weekend of racing draws on FGPC’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s signature dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the hands-on experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues around the world. The 2023 VIDBF will challenge local, regional and international teams across competitive and recreational divisions over a number of exciting formats.

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to May 1): $1200 including GST
    • Regular (after May 1): $1600 including GST
  • Registration opens soon!
  • Click here for 2022 Results

FGPC GUTS-&-GLORY CHAMPIONSHIPS

17 September 2022 (Saturday)

16 September 2023 (Saturday)

  • Dragon Boat Race & Outrigger Races ~ 1000M Straightshot Qualifiers / 1500M Oval Finals / Doublestart Championship Rounds
  • This unique day of racing provides crew boat racers (in dragonboats and OC6s) with opportunities to test their endurance and entertain spectators.
  • Registration Fees (Dragon Boats):
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $500 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $600 including GST
  • CLICK Here to register for 2022
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