Pacific Reach Paddling Club, Vancouver, BC. Canada

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 Outrigger Canoe and Dragon Boat 

Outrigger Canoe  with its roots from Tahitian, Hawaiian, Polynesian is a sport propelled by means of paddles. Outrigger canoeing has grown from its roots in Polynesia to become a very popular paddling sport with numerous Canoe Clubs established around the world.    The 6 person OC6 canoes are the most commonly used for this sport.  A variety of boat types exist; OC1, OC2, OC3, OC4.

Dragon Boats  have been used for spiritual and competitive purposes for over 5000 years in China.  The use of dragon boats for racing are believed by modern scholars and anthropologists to have originated in southern central China along the banks of the Yangtze.Today, the modern design of the IDBF International Standard Racing Boat has a Crew of 22, consisting of 20 paddlers, one Drummer and a Helm.  The first Dragon Boat race in Vancouver, BC was held as a demonstration sport at False Creek during Expo 86'.


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