barracudas


The Rusty Dragons are excited to form the new team "Barracudas" in 2021 (covid delayed our planned 2020 start).  2021 will be more paddling in Outrigger Canoes (OC-1) than dragon boat which may happen in some limited fashion in the late summer.

This team is meant to provide an option for motivated paddlers who want to step up their training and goals to another level.  It is also for motivated brand new paddlers - no experience is required.  


News:  The club is very excited to announce the team co-captains as Natalie Kassen and Graeme Kondruss.  They have been meeting with Tim MacFarlane (team manager and paddler) to build the program for 2021.  An email was sent to last year's interested paddlers on March 15th with preliminary information and an interest poll.  A kick-off ZOOM meeting is planned for Monday April 19th (details will be provided here).  An Outer Harbour onsite orientation session and on land workout on Monday May 3rd is planned (the offiocial start to our season). 


Paddlers are required to have their own paddles and life jackets/PFDs for this team.  Group purchases will be arranged.  A limited number will be available to borrow temporarily.


Contact Tim if you have any questions about the team at tim @ rustydragons.ca.  


For now, we are leaving up the old details for 2020 so you get a sense of what this new team is all about.



GUNS n ROSES

This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer months enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront that comes with this team. New this year is monthly video review - where we take video of team paddling and can look at it later to identify areas where the team can improve. This is an invaluable tool to becoming a better team. We have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for an amazing year!

Program Details for 2021


The program for 2021 is not yet confirmed. Stay tuned.


The team workouts/practices will be once a week on Monday evenings at Outer Harbour, from May 3rd to September 27th.  The cost is not yet confirmed.  Note that all paddlers must first register with the club (separate $50 fee) via the Registration Page.

Practices (tentative): 22 

Dates

Mondays, 6:15 to7:30 PM on the water (arrive by 5:55 PM).  From May 4th through to Sept 28th (holiday Mondays included).

Location

Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club

(Map will be provided)

Regattas: 0 

OC Relay Race #1

This team will host Outrigger Canoe relay races open to all teams.  Dates TBD - location Outer Harbour.

OC Relay Race #2

This team will host some Outrigger Canoe relay races open to all teams.  Dates TBD.

Cost

$TBD

Paddlers must first register as a 2021 Club Member via the Club Membership Registration Page ($50 fee).  This is a pre-requisite to signing up for any team or event which may be at additional cost (but now no longer including the club overhead).  Registration for this team will open in late-April via a separate Barracudas Registration button on this page.

Team Members 


Peter Polyzotis

Coach

Natalie Kassen

Co-Captain

Graeme Kondruss

Co-Captain


  •  Natalie Kassen
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  • Graeme Kondruss



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  • Tim MacFarlane



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