WETDASHE CHALLENGE 2023, Victoria, BC – Nov 18-19, 2023

Welcome to the 12th annual FGPC Wetdashe, November 18 and 19, 2023

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Location: Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC), 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC

Race Distance: Three distances to choose from: 12km (4-Lap Short Course) OR 24km (8-Lap) OR 48km – 16 lap (running concurrently based on advance crew registrations for one of these three distances).

Race Categories: Classic women’s and/or mixed (no less than three women must be in the canoe at any one time); or exhibition crews (e.g. all-male crews or crews with over-quota males) can register and race along with mixed crews with results logged in the “exhibition” category.

THIS IS A “DRY” CHANGE RACE, which means 6-person crews hotswap on the dock with their team mates at the end of each lap. Dock-change times are included in your team’s aggregate time, so efficient changes get the best results.

Boats: Both Spec & Ultralight options are available and supplied by FGPC (and included in the registration fee). FGPC’s outrigger fleet of boats is supplied to registered teams by FGPC. Ultralight requests are allotted to 48km teams. Spec hulls (Mirages and Advantages) are assigned to 12km and 24km distance racers. Spec and ultralight results will be calculated separately. Grid assignments/start positions may change on race days. Boat allocations will be confirmed on race day.

Schedule Saturday / Sunday (Teams pick their race day / first come, first served)

  • 8:00am Registration and Check in
  • 9:00am Steering meeting Morning Heat
  • 9:15am Heat 1 boats load
  • 9:30am 12 / 24km and 48km AM Course RACE START
  • 12:00pm Heat 1 Medals and Prizes
  • 12:30pm Steering meeting Afternoon Heat
  • 12:45pm Heat 2 boats load
  • 1:00pm 12 / 24km and 48km PM Course RACE START
  • 3:30pm Heat 2 Medals and Prizes

Grid assignments/start positions may change on race day.
Boat allocations will be confirmed on race day.


Registration fee is $40 per paddler (including GST)

Tech racing shirts are included in the registration fee with sizing available on a first-rostered, first-served basis.

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