ORPC Paddlers win Dragon Boat Gold

ORPC Paddlers win Dragon Boat Gold
Congratulations to, Rita den Otter, Lise Bugeaud and Patti Cross, members of the Ocean River Paddling Club who won GOLD and BRONZE at the Canadian National Dragon boat Championships in Welland, Ontario this August while paddling with the Vancouver Island Paddling’s Gorging Dragons. This fantastic result has qualified VI Paddling Gorging Dragons for next year’s Club Crew World Championships in Szeged, Hungary in July of 2018.

Additionally, these three women paddled on the GOLD Medal, Platinum A Final, Mixed, Women’s and 1500 meter Guts and Glory teams at the Victoria Dragon boat Festival this past weekend in Victoria. VI Paddling won the Bronze medal as well in the Women’s Division with a second women’s team.

If you are a woman aged 50+ or 60+ or a man aged 60+ and would like to try out to be part of a Dragon Boat crew that will compete for the podium in the World Club Crew Championships in Szeged, Hungary you should contact president@vipaddling.com.

And of course, if you are already a Dragon Boat paddler and wish to bridge your paddling experience and stay fit through the winter, then contact info@orpc.ca

Island Changes 2017 RESULTS

Island Changes Race RESULTS
20 km Wet Changes
VYPC – 1:48:58
ORPC – Kona – 1:50:24

30 km Wet Changes
FGPC -Wahinis – 3:46:25

30 km Dry Changes
ORPC – Hula – 3:40:26

40 km wet changes
Lotus – 3:45:41

Ocean River Paddling Club would like to thank the following for making this weekend possible: