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.

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, this becomes Criteria #1: Paddler must already be a member in good standing for another full season team.

Jan. 24th - First bulletin will be published outlining how the team will be formed.  

Feb. 15th - Registration for interested paddlers opens. Notice will be emailed to registered Rusty Dragons members in TeamSnap, as well as social media posts. 

Feb. 15th to March 15th - Registration for interest in joining this team is open.

March 16th to 22nd - Selection committee will review candidates and select paddlers based on criteria and requirements for the team (more on that soon).

March 22nd - Interested members notified of their selection for the 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

This team practices once a week from ?? to ??, and participates in X regattas.

Practices: TBD 





Regattas: TBD 

Regatta #1


Regatta #2




Selected paddlers (notified March 22) must pay registration fee by mid-April.

JOIN US in 2020

More to come here once the program is decided by the committee and interests of the paddlers.  This is intended to be a full mixed team of top 12 women and 12 men that meet the criteria.

One of the selection criteria will be a rowing erg test, with a 1-minute test and a 3-minute test (recording distance travelled in each).  Opportunities to train and practice tests on an erg will be provided.  There will be a minimum required distance for each test (very reasonable).  The test will be administered by one of several identified testers to ensure consistency of the test.  Paddlers can arrange to perform the test (even repeat it) any time before March 15th.

Selection will also be affected by the limits on men/women, the limits on number of lefts/rights, etc.

JOIN US in 2019!

The team had a great year in 2018.  Many members started the year with MTCS Oars to Discover (May and June and racing on Canada Day), and then joined Guns n Roses for the July through September program.   As many members were the same on both teams, we decided to make it a single full season team in 2019.  The MTCS team name will be dropped (as not many paddlers were from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS) any longer.  And besides, Guns n Roses was always meant to be the sister team to Motley Crew who practice the same night and time all season (plus Mondays too).

Meet new people, learn new skills, breathe in some fresh air, enjoy the waterfront, and get a little exercise. Don't miss our adventure this coming season with the thrill of racing and the camaraderie of our special group.

Team Members 




Co-Captain / Treasurer