Want to race?
Have you ever watched the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival and wished you could join in on the fun? Well, you can!
The SCC dragon boat team is called the SCC Phoenix, and is a co-ed racing team that competes in provincial festivals. Our boat has 20 paddlers, including 10 women, plus a drummer and steersperson. The drummer is a ceremonial position that also helps keep the cadence of our strokes. The steersperson is the command caller and steers the boat.
We are currently looking for 5 women paddlers!
There's just one major stroke to learn (two if you count reverse!), so don't be shy!
We train on Mondays and Thursdays, starting at 6:30pm.
All experience levels are welcome!
Current 2016 season races planned:
- Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival, Parry Sound (June)
- Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, Sudbury (July)
- Great White North Challenge, Toronto (September)
You must be 12 years or older to paddle in a race.
We supply paddles and lifejackets, though if you have your own, please bring them!
Ian started paddling in 2004 with the festival team for his employer, Hatch. Four years later he joined the SCC Phoenix, and in 2012 became the co-captain of the boat. He is currently working on obtaining his Level 2 Dragon Boat coaching certification.