Dragonboat registration opens

The Triport Dragonboat Society has opened registration for its 2013 paddling season.

Four years after its modest start, the Triport Dragonboat Society is looking to continue is growth and has opened registration for its 2013 paddling season in several North Island Communities.

Crew spots are available in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, with four boats available for club members. Helmspeople and coaches are always needed, society director Cora Nelson said.

“We’d really like to do an all-male team,” said Nelson. “If we had enough interest we could even have a senior team, and a youth team.

“Anyone interested is welcome to register, whether they want to paddle competitively or just recreationally.”

Registration fees vary depending on level of participation, age and other factors. Flexible practice dates and times are usually available in each of the communities, and the schedule will not be finalized until registration is complete.

Triport Dragonboat Society boasted four competitive teams last season, who traveled to regattas in Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver. The society also hosts its own popular regatta each year in Hardy Bay, during Port Hardy’s Filomi Days festival.

Paddlers are not required to compete; for many the sport is an enjoyable way to get a workout on the water and share time with like-minded friends.

Registration forms are available in Port Hardy at Cafe Guido, in Port McNeill at Progressive Diesel, and in Sointula by calling Shannon Holmes at 250-974-8380.

The society has also announced a paddling clinic, featuring members of Victoria’s Gorging Dragons squad, April 6 in Port McNeill. Registration for the clinic is $50.

“People should get in on it, because it’ll fill up fast,” said Nelson.

 

To register or for more info on the paddling clinic, call Sandy McKenzie at 250-956-2771.

 

 

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