The Rusty Dragons are excited to form the new competitive team "Barracudas" in our 15th year as a club. This will be our first team where interested paddlers don't automatically make the team, and are instead selected to join the team based on a published list of criteria and basic fitness testing.

This team is meant to provide motivated paddlers on existing once-a-week teams who want more, with the opportunity to join this team.  As a result, paddlers must already be a member in good standing for another full season team whose schedule is not in conflict with the Barracudas.


Interested??  Let us know ASAP by completing our Survey form:  CLICK HERE


Tue. Feb. 18th - Meeting Notice and other details were emailed to registered Rusty Dragons members in TeamSnap, as well as social media posts.  Follow-up reminders also sent.


Sat. Feb. 29th from 3-5 PM - Kick-off meeting at 700 University Ave at Cardio-GO.
>> Meeting completed with a lot accomplished!!  Meeting was attended by Tim MacFarlane, Kelly Ziger, Gary Pang, Dru Ho, Dinne Gropp, Racheal Soosaipillai, Kay Baird, and Kevin Donovan.  As a result, we have updated the "Program Details for 2020" section of the website - we have a plan!


Monday, March 9th update: 19 paddlers have registered their interest so far for the team, and of those 4 have so far completed the required fitness benchmark test.  You have until March 21st to register interest and perform the fitness test.


Sat. March 14th from 3-5 PM at 700 University - Opportunities to practice on rowing erg and be tested as part of the selection criteria.  Testing at Afterburn Fitness is also possible if coordinated with Rusty Dragons.


Sat. March 21st - Final day for fitness testing.  11 AM to 1 Pm at Afterburn Fitness, and 3-5 PM at 700 University (Cardio-GO).


Sun. March 22nd at 6:00 PM - Target day and time to announce the members of the team!


Sat. April 4th from 3-5 PM at 700 University - Team Meeting for selected team!


This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer months enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront that comes with this team. New this year is monthly video review - where we take video of team paddling and can look at it later to identify areas where the team can improve. This is an invaluable tool to becoming a better team. We have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for an amazing year!

Program Details for 2020

NEWS (as of March 1st): The team practices once a week from May 4th to September 28th, and races in 3 regattas.  The cost is an estimated $542 (just waiting a few minor confirmations).

Practices: 22 


Mondays, 6:15 to7:30 PM on the water (arrive by 5:55 PM).  From May 4th through to Sept 28th (holiday Mondays included).



Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club

Paddlers are required to have their own paddles and life jackets/PFDs for this team only.  Groups purchases will be arranged.

Regattas: 3 

Regatta #1

Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, Sat. June 6th at Frenchman's Bay.

Regatta #2

Regatta #3

Canadian Championships, July 24-26 at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

GWN Dragon Boat Challenge, Sept 12-13 at Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto.



Selected paddlers (notified 3rd week of March) must pay registration fee by May 1st (or a significant down payment if needed).  The registration fee INCLUDES a fancy-dancy new race jersey meant to be usable year after year for the team.

Team Members 




Co-Captain / Treasurer