The OPS Dragon Boat Club runs several programs as briefly described below. Please visit each program page for more details.
1. Un-Civil Dragons I (First Half - 7 Weeks)
The Un-Civil Dragons team is a great choice for individuals who want regular practices, and are looking to train to a more competitive level. This team would be ideal for beginning paddlers who are ready to jump in, individuals who have some paddling experience, or for experienced paddlers who want a more competitive training experience. Un-Civil Dragons I + II have the longest season of our teams and participate in 2 regattas. (Paddlers have the option of joining only the first- or second-half of the season.)
2. Star Oars (First Half - 7 weeks)
The Star Oars team is a great choice for individuals who want regular practices, and are looking to train to a competitive level. This team would be ideal for beginning paddlers who are ready to jump in and individuals who have some paddling experience. Star Oars participates in the Hamilton Waterfest regatta.
3. Flying Dutchman (First Half - 7 weeks)
The Flying Dutchman is a short duration program that participates only in the Hamilton Waterfest regatta. The Flying Dutchman program offers a great opportunity both for paddlers new to the sport and for experienced paddlers with other commitments in the summer.
4. Un-Civil Dragons II (Second Half - 7 weeks)
This second-half team is a continuation of the Un-Civil Dragons I team plus first-half paddlers wishing to continue their season. It also offers a great opportunity for paddlers to continue dragon boat racing in the latter half of the summer, without committing to a longer-term program. Experienced paddlers preferred, as the team will be training intensively for the season-ending, two-day GWN Challenge regatta.
Note: Our programs are driven by our members' needs, so we reserve the right to modify programs depending on demand.