We are a new competitive racing team called the "Barracudas".  We started paddling in Outrigger Canoes in June, and are very excited that we can start dragon boating in mid-August.  The team is 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.  We are serious enoughto have TWO coaches.

The team co-captains are Natalie Kassen and Graeme Kondruss.

The team is very excited to have two coaches committed to our program: Peter Polyzotis and Terence Yu as coaches for both the Outrigger Canoe (Mondays), Fitness Day (Wednesday), and Dragon Boat (Saturdays).

NOTE: Paddlers should bring their own paddles and PFDs if they have them, but note they will also be supplied for those who need them and cleaned as per the Safety Plan.  Inflatable PFDs are allowed.

NOTE: This program is separate from the Outrigger program at Sunnyside, and by registering for this team you DO NOT also have to register for Sunnyside OC.  That program is for the other teams who don't have a full program and are instead offering paddlers the chance to paddle a few times to try out the sport.  We need comprehensive and regular training in order to meet team performance objectives.  

Contact team co-captains if you have any questions: Barracudas @


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

Note that all paddlers must first register with the club (separate $50 fee) via the Registration Page, and then register for this team via the "Click Here to Register" buttons above.  You only have to register once with the club, then you are free to register for one or more programs.


Started June 21st for 12 weeks.  This is the first program of for the team as dragon boats were not yet available to practice in.  This does not include optional entry to the 1st annual Rusty Dragons OC Relay Race Event on Saturday September 18th.


Mondays (outrigger) - 6:40 to 8:20 pm.

Wednesdays (fitness) - 6:50 to 8:10 pm.


Mondays at Cherry Beach for outrigger canoe, and Wednesdays at Woodbine Park for fitness training.




Starts Saturday August 14th for 10 weeks.  Program was announced July 26th as dragon boats are just now available to us.  Note that this does not include optional entry to the GWN Challenge dragon boat races on September 11-12 at Marilyn Bell Park.


Saturdays - 9:40 AM to 12:10 PM


Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club (just east of Cherry Beach)



Team Members 

Peter Polyzotis


Terence Yu

Fitness & paddling Coach

Natalie Kassen


Graeme Kondruss


Tim MacFarlane


Jim Farintosh


  • Natalie Kassen (C)
  • Sylvia Richmond
  • Vincent Chung
  • Nelson Grondin
  • Shirley Wagar

  • Graeme Kondruss (C)
  • Raghu Kota
  • Geri Sison
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Ilona Perkins

  • Tim MacFarlane
  • Diane Gropp
  • Lorraine Molloy
  • Kaola Baird
  • Ellen Kempton

    CHERRY BEACH - Monday Outrigger Canoe Training

    Located at the south end of Cherry Street.  Paddlers asked to arrive by 6:30 pm, program starts at 6:40pm. Paddlers will help with the loading/unloading of boats from the trailer and their rigging. More details will be provided here prior to the first practice.  

    Note that the Outer Harbour DBC (dragon boat program) is located on the north side of Unwin Ave just east of the single-lane bridge on Unwin.

    WOODBINE PARK - Wednesday Fitness Training

    Located near Lake Shore Blvd East and Coxwell. Paddlers asked to arrive by 6:30 pm, program starts at 6:45 pm.  More details will be provided here prior to the first practice.