Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club

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Spring has Sprung!

Featured, Open House, Programs, Sidelaunchers, UncategorizedLaura Clemenhagen

After a long and dark winter, the docks are finally in and we are ready to get out on the water! Thanks to everyone who came out to help get the docks in, the club cleaned out and the dragon boat launched. We have some new programs and membership structures for 2017 so check those out here.

We will launch the season with the first Dragon Boat practice on Wednesday May 17 from 6 to 7. Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 through the rest of May and June with the hopes of racing in Parry Sound on Saturday June 17, 2017.

Youth Racing has its official start on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and we have our work cut out for us with the first regatta rolling up quickly in June!

Finally, please join us for our Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10 to 1 to learn all about our programs and take a tour of the historic Watt's Boathouse.

Sidelaunchers sixth in Pickering

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The Collingwood Sidelaunchers, the competitive dragonboat team of the Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club, was sixth overall in the Recreational Division of the Pickering Dragon Boat Festival.
The team clocked a 2:11.93 in its final race - a race which the club found itself up against some stiff competition, featuring boats that boasted former Olympic and World champion paddlers.
The club easily qualified itself into the A division, winning its first 500-metre race of the day in a time of 2:13 to sit third overall.
In the semi-final, the club placed second in a tight race with the Mojos.