Gabriola Dragon Boat Club wins gold

Jane Mann

Gabriola Dragon Boat Club

Wednesday, August 14 2019

The Gabriola Dragon Boat Club participated in their first ever regatta on August 4th in beautiful Comox. The team worked very hard during June and July to prepare themselves for this experience and they did not disappoint. They paddled in three races of 450 meters and each race improved on their times over the previous race. In the last race the team the was 14 seconds faster than their first race in the morning, while some of the other teams posted  slower times at the end of the day. Gabriola won the Gold medal in their division,  quite an accomplishment for such a new team. Many of the paddlers said they had caught the “dragon boat bug” and are looking forward to future regattas next year. 

The team continues to paddle every Monday and Thursday evening at 6pm at Silva Bay. The focus is now to improve our skills and fitness, and of course having fun while we paddle. New paddlers are welcome to join us . We hope to have some Learn to Paddle sessions during August and September for those who would like to try dragon boating for the first time. Please go to our website and click on the contact us page. Paddles Up!