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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FIRST VRC SOUTHSIDE CHALLENGE

The VRC Paddle Club is very excited to be hosting our first distance OC race on Saturday, September 7. The Paddle Section, as IPC, used to host OC 500m sprints that paired with our well-established Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Regatta in May (you guessed it, also 500m). About two years ago, the club didn’t have the manpower to run […]

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Introducing the Hong Kong VRC Paddle Club

As you are probably aware, the Victoria Recreation Club’s rich and distinctive history in Hong Kong is based around competitive sports – notably rowing, swimming and water polo. The club’s original charter shows that one of the major objectives of the club is ‘To promote swimming, rowing and other sports and pastimes’. The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club, having paddled competitively from the […]

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First Carbon Neutral dragon boat race in the world.

The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club is proud to announce that the 11th Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Races on 9th May 2010 was the first Carbon Neutral dragon boat race in the world. With the innovative partnership of Carbon Care Asia, a low carbon solutions specialist, this event was also Hong Kong’s first carbon neutral sports event. Carbon Care Asia estimates that […]

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