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RHCC Dragonboat (Introductory)

                                                                                                                            RHCC IN-HOUSE DRAGON BOAT TEAM

Last year, for the first time, the RHCC created its own in-house Dragon Boat Team.  This team of beginner and experienced paddlers trained once a week, on Thursday nights, for an hour from June until September and entered one regatta (where they placed 1st in their division!)

If you are aged 15+ and interested in joining this group, please email

Our coach, Darin Esnard, is hoping to form two teams this year, one for those with little or no experience, and one for those with a little more and divide the season into two sessions, Spring and Summer.


If you are interested in simply trying out the sport of Dragon Boating, you may sign up for 4 consecutive sessions only, at a cost of approximately $80.  Our instructor is an excellent coach and a certified cox with many years of experience.  You will be taught basic strokes, as well as safety and teamwork skills.  Participants will be out paddling our dragon boat from the first class and by course end will be equipped with the necessary skills to paddle confidently, as part of a crew, in a recreational team setting.

All lessons take place on beautiful Lake Wilcox and are taught with a focus on safety, skill development and fun!

All necessary equipment including paddle and mandatory Canada-approved PFD will be provided.

At the completion of one course, participants may choose to enrol in a subsequent introductory program, or indicate to the instructor that they wish to join a RHCC Dragon Boat Team.  We will do our best to facilitate this. 

How to Register

If you are interested, please email for more information see online forms to register.

Attached Documents

Introduction to Dragon Boat Registration Form

Release of Liability Form

Par-Q & You Form

Mailing address: Richmond Hill Canoe Club, PO Box 2054 Station B, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 1A3