Race Series 2016 kicked off under extreme conditions…


The Race Series 2016 kicked off under extreme weather conditions with wind gusts up to 50 knots and temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius. 42 determined paddlers still decided to get out there to race an epic event on an altered race course between the VRC clubhouse and the Ocean Park marker. Beside a lot of hulies and a few rescues, […]

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The 17th Deep Water Bay Regatta 2016


Dear Paddlers and Friends, we herewith officially acknowledge that the 17th Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Regatta in Hong Kong will be held on the 17th of April 2016. The ONLINE REGISTRATION is open now and we would like to ask all Teams to register via this process. All steps and registration details are explained on the registration page.

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VRC men compete at the Aberdeen small boat races


The VRC men competed in the Aberdeen small boat races held in the sweltering heat last Sunday. Making it out of one of the toughest heats of the day, the VRC just missed out on a place in the Gold cup final, eventually placing second in the Silver cup final. Both the men and the women will be competing in […]

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2015 VRC Paddle Club outrigger open day


  Not sure what to do once Dragon boat season finishes? How about trying out Outrigger Canoeing! Try it out at one of the most well equipped outrigging clubs in Hong Kong, and discover a great new way to spend the rest of your year from July until December!

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Birthday messages from the alumni 1993-2013…


Derek Sands (1997-2003) My paddling life at HKIPC included: Editor 1999-2000, Webmaster 2000-2001 and then Chairman 2002 – 2003 My favourite memories of which there are soooo many Winning the Chai Wan 50 man boat championship. Winning Zhaoqing paddling at point with Matt Brady Capsizing at Singapore Internationals in the small boats Capsizing at Mui Wo the 20 man boat with Des steering […]

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VRC (HKIPC) Birthday wishes from Des Mabbott


G’day from the Sunshine Coast of SE Queensland And Happy Birthday Paddle Club. Wendy and I regret not being able to join you in the 20th birthday celebrations of the Paddle Club but paddling seems to get in the way of everything, even in retirement. We are competing this weekend  near Cairns in the Marlin Coast Challenge, a 38km four segment […]

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Paddle section celebrates 20th anniversary


The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club, now the Hong Kong VRC Paddle Club, marked its 20th anniversary in October 2013. Celebrating two decades of paddling in the waters of Hong Kong and also around the world,the paddling section has been a force to be reckoned with for many years. It is the oldest expat paddling club in Hong Kong, winning the Hong Kong […]

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