Gung Haggis paddlers preparing for Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta

One more Paddle Race – Gung Haggis paddlers preparing for Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta

Gung Haggis is NOT racing this Sunday for UBC Day of the Long Boats...
but if you want to check it out – go to Jericho Beach / Sailing &
Paddling Centre and watch the 10 person voyageur canoes going out on
Saturday and Sunday.  Community Teams (non-UBC) race on Sunday morning
early around 8-8:30am then again around 12-12:30pm

– as usual – we take out two 10 person boats, for race simulations and
working on our turns.  It's been real exciting as the two boats race
through the turns together.

– same as above – but we have to take lights out on the boat.  Dusk arrives early and it gets dark quicker now.

OCT 9TH SATURDAY – Thanksgiving Weekend

Arrive about 8:30am for the pancake breakfast – set up tents
first race is 10am – marshall at 9:30am.  more details to come.

We have 24 people for two 10 person boats
always carry spare paddlers and rotate everybody, so that we will not
be short on race day, and we can be inclusive and have more fun with
friends.  this means 2 people will sit out each race.

3 years
ago, we helped to invent the Chili contest at the race.  Hillary and
Deb have been our chili chefs in the past – Hillary has won Best
We need a new
Chili chef for this year – who will volunteer.

This year – there is a costume contest for all the teams – I have offered to donate a prize.

Karen Ranalletta and Dave Samis are team captains.

Traditionally – we organize the two teams into A and B teams.
One team encourages veteran paddlers to race to their best potential and push it.
One team encourages newer paddlers to have fun, and veteran paddlers to support them.

2009_Oct_Ft_Langley_cranberry_canoe_race 111 Lead stroke Tzhe Lam pulls the Gung team away from the beach after picking up the beach runner.

2009 saw our A team make it to the A Final – with 10 men + 1 women

Gung Haggis paddlers compete at Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta: 1st in B Final 5th in A Final

2008_Oct 035 Boats go head to head around a turn with Alissa Fletcher in lead stroke for Gung Haggis team in 2008.

2008 saw 2 boats miss the pumpkins, and finish last and 3rd last in the B final – but have lots of fun.

Sun shines on Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta – Gung Haggis places 2 teams in A Final

Cran Fest final 0927 Martin

2007 saw the B boat beat the A boat

Gung Haggis paddlers place 1st and 3rd in B Final for Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta

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