FCRCC March Madness 2017! (not the basketball one)

FCRCC March Madness 2017 has come upon us! After the Lotus V-12 Icebreaker, this was what we have been training for!

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s B (PC: Caotography)

 

The FCRCC March Madness 2017 is a ~5km race on Outrigger Canoe-6 (OC-6), a 6-men (or women) canoe. No matter what the water-conditions were, we paddled our hardest to get the best time we could get.

Kat and Eliza in UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s A
(PC: Caotography)

 

It was an early Saturday morning on March 25th, the weather was definitely in every team’s favour! Our first men’s boat, UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s B, had the first heat of that day at 9:00am. Although the our other paddlers did not have to race till a little later in the day, everyone still got to the race site early to show their support!

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s B Roster:

Ziharrphil Magnaye
Charlie ‘Charles’ Liu
Julian Lum
Brandon Lim
Charlie Liu
Gregory Goana

 

Our Men’s B boat finished 7th out of 8 in their heat with a time of 29:18mins!

Greg and Charlie in UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s B
(PC: Caotography)

 

Next up, both our women’s boats, UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s A and UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s B, in the 9:45am heat.

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s A Roster:

Carmen To
Rachel Lee
Eliza Lim
Kat Kohler
Amy Cheng
Vivian Chung

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s B Roster:

Alison Lim
Yuxin Zhang
Cherrie Ng
Samantha Lam
Erica Bell
(Steersperson)

 

Our Women’s A and B boats finished 6th and 8th out of 9 in their heat respectively, with a time of 32:12mins and 34:04mins!

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s A (PC: Caotography)

 

In the 10:30am heat, it was the UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s A’s turn!

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s A Roster:

Alex Zhang
Daniel Wong
Ryan Lau
Joey Teed
Ryan Wong
Alex Pang

 

They finished 7th out of 9 in their heat with a time of 27:42mins!

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s A (Canoe 3)
(PC: Caotography)

 

Now that all our gendered boats have raced, it’s time for our mixed boats! First up, UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed D for the 12:00pm heat.

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed D Roster:

Ziharrphil Magnaye
Samantha Lam
Charlie Liu
Imelda Suen
Erica Bell
Gregory Goana

 

The Mixed D boat finished 7th out of 9 in their heat with a time of 32:09mins!

UBC Thunderbird SC – Mixed D (PC: Caotography)

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed B were in for the 1:30pm heat.

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed B Roster:

Carmen To
Alex Zhang
Ryan Lau
Eliza Lim
Amy Cheng
Daniel Wong

 

This boat finished 2nd out of 8 with a time of 29:26mins!

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed B (PC: Caotography)

 

It was the UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed C boat’s turn for the 2:15pm heat.

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed C Roster:

Alison Lim
Cherrie Ng
Charlie ‘Charles’ Liu
Julian Lum
Yuxin Zhang
Brandon Lim

 

The Mixed C boat came in 6th out of 9 in their heat with a time of 30:23mins!

UBC Thundebirds SC – Mixed C (PC: Caotography)

 

Last but not least, UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed A for the very last heat of the day at 3:00pm.

 

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed A Roster:

Alex Pang
Vivian Chung
Rachel Lee
Joey Teed
Kat Kohler
Ryan Wong

 

This boat finished 3rd out of 8 in their heat with a time of 27:59mins.

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed A (PC: Caotography)

 

Results Overall:

  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s A – 27:42mins (8th out of 15 in Open Men Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Men’s B – 29:18mins (13th out of 15 in Open Men Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s A – 32:12mins (6th out of 14 in Open Women Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s B – 34:04mins (10th out of 14 in Open Women Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed A – 27:59mins (5th out of 32 in Open Mixed Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed B – 29:26mins (11th out of 32 in Open Mixed Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed C – 30:23mins (17th out of 32 in Open Mixed Category)
  • UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed D – 32:09mins (22nd out of 32 in Open Mixed Category)

 

Cherrie, Yuxin, and Alison in UBC Thunderbirds SC – Women’s B
(PC: Caotography)

 

Our paddlers persevered a long day of racing; racing in 2 races, cumulating to ~10km per paddler. Overall, it was a great day out, with the sun shining on us! Our boats did well during the day and we are very excited for the rest of the season. We would like to thank the FCRCC Women’s and Men’s Outrigger Program, False Creek Racing Canoe Club, and One West Dragon Boat Team for organizing and hosting yet another successful event!

UBC Thunderbirds SC – Mixed A (PC: Caotography)

 

Now that FCRCC March Madness 2017 is over, it’s time to leave OC-6s and get back into dragon boats! Our next regatta is be the FCRCC Knockout on May 6th, a 200m dragon boat regatta, with the finals being a ‘knockout’ format.

This is the season we’ve been training for! Let the dragon boat training begin!