We are a new competitive team called the "Barracudas".  We will focus on paddling in Outrigger Canoes (OC-1) until the day it is safe to be back in dragon boats.  The team is meant to provide an option for motivated paddlers who want to step up their training and goals to another level.  It is also for motivated brand new paddlers - no experience is required.  

The club is happy to announce team co-captains Natalie Kassen and Graeme Kondruss.  They have been meeting with Tim MacFarlane (team manager and paddler) to build the program.

The team is very excited to have Peter Polyzotis and Terence Yu as their coaches for both the Outrigger Canoe and Fitness days of the week.   They are looking forward to getting serious with the team!

NOTE: Paddlers are NOT required to have their own paddles and life jackets/PFDs for this team while we are using the outrigger canoes.  They will be supplied and cleaned as per the Safety Plan.  Inflatable PFDs are allowed, but not when the water is deemed cold as per Canadian Coast Guard Standards.

NOTE: This program is separate from the Outrigger program at Sunnyside, and by registering for this team you DO NOT also have to register for Sunnyside OC.  That program is for the other teams who don't have a full program and are instead offering paddlers the chance to paddle a few times to try out the sport.  We need comprehensive and regular training in order to meet team performance objectives.  

Contact team co-captains if you have any questions: Barracudas @


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 2021

The team workouts and practices have now been finalized.  Note that all paddlers must first register with the club (separate $50 fee) via the Registration Page, and then register for this team via the "Click Here to Register" button above.

Practices: 12 weeks 


Mondays (outrigger canoe) and Wednesdays (fitness), from June 14 to August 30.   There will be a virtual orientation session on Mon June 7. 


Mondays at Cherry Beach for outrigger canoe, and Wednesdays at Woodbine Park (or other parks) for fitness training.  See maps at the bottom on this page.

Regattas: 1 

OC Relay Race #1 (practice day)

This team will host Outrigger Canoe relay races open to all teams.  Date TBD (likely Sat. July 31st) - location Outer Harbour or Cherry Beach. Cost is likely ~$20 per team of four ($5 each).

OC Relay Race #2 (race day)

Date TBD (likely Sat,. Sept 18th).  If we want a 2nd relay race, it will likely be in end-August or mid-September.  Cost is likely ~$40 per team of four ($10 each).  All Barracudas will race here in formed groups of 4 members.  This is part of the their program.



Paddlers must first register as a 2021 Club Member via the Club Membership Registration Page ($50 fee).  This is a pre-requisite to signing up for any team or event.  As the Barracudas is a new team, there will also be a separate jersey cost later once that design has been completed.  

Team Members 

Peter Polyzotis


Terence Yu

Fitness & paddling Coach

Natalie Kassen


Graeme Kondruss


Tim MacFarlane


Jim Farintosh


  • Natalie Kassen (C)
  • Sylvia Richmond
  • Shauna Wright
  • Vincent Chung
  • Nelson Grondin

  • Graeme Kondruss (C)
  • Raghu Kota
  • Geri Sison
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Ilona Perkins

  • Tim MacFarlane
  • Diane Gropp
  • Lorraine Molloy
  • Kaola Baird
  • Ellen Kempton

    CHERRY BEACH - Monday Outrigger Canoe Training

    Located at the south end of Cherry Street.  More details will be provided here prior to the first practice.

    WOODBINE PARK - Wednesday Fitness Training

    Located near Lake Shore Blvd East and Coxwell. More details will be provided here prior to the first practice.