Day of the Longboat

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Welcome to the Day of the Longboat – Sat/Sun Oct 1/2

UBC Alumni Information

Event Description: Remember taking part in this UBC signature event back in the day? Relive those great moments by taking part in it again! Paddle for fun or race for first place, the choice is yours.

On the shores of Jericho Beach with over 3,000 people paddling through the ocean, it's the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. The 2016 Alumni format is simple; teams of paddlers compete with other Alumni boats in a single CoRec race. All individuals receive:

  • Placement in a team.
  • A pre-race reception. We'll supply the hot chocolate or cold spring water, depending on the weather!
  • Mandatory pre-race safety clinic.
  • Timed and Jericho Rescue patrolled race.
  • Appetizers and hot drinks reception afterwards.
  • Contention for awards and prize.

Event Format: Register as an individual to be part of a competitive CoRec race on the Sunday. There are no CoRec gender ratios. Minimum paddlers per team 8, maximum 10.

Race Day and Clinics: Sun Oct 2nd. Arrive for 10am - Your day will start with a Safety Clinic followed by the race, reception, and Awards. Race to conclude by 12:30pm.

Teams:  All Alumni register for a team . If you're an individual without a team, please contact Jason.McManus at the contact below and we will do our best to find a team for you.
Please note the $200 registration fee is per team - Register HERE!

Contact: Email jason.mcmanus@ubc.ca  or call 604 822 2401. For central desk call 604 822 6000 (working hours).

Registration Deadline: 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016.

Race Day and Clinics: Sun Oct 2nd. Arrive for 10am, clinic followed by race and reception. Race finished by 12noon.

Schedule: Teams arrive for a 10am start and will be placed in a single final race. If you'd like to specifically race against another team email and let us know; if we have an excess of teams there may be more than one Alumni time slot. 

Longboat Route Diagram

Route (Blue Route) Canoes leave from the eastern launch at Jericho Sailing Centre and head north to the first yellow mark. Steer immediately east passing the orange mark on the north side (keep it to your right) and to the far eastern beach for baton retrieval. After pick up, head north west towards the yellow mark, then west to the final yellow mark for a sharp left turn and south to the finish beach. Ignore the pink route, this is the student JFF.

Wind and Tides The wind and tide will effect the exact location of the marks (sometimes called buoys) - you'll find them very easy to spot as they're big!

Race Route Description:

  1. All team members will begin in their boat, except for a runner, who will start in a chair on the beach. Once the starting horn/timer is sounded, the runner will move and enter their boat, at which point teams will begin to paddle.
  2. The canoe must paddled directly north approx 50m and pass to the west/left hand side of the first yellow buoy/mark, then paddle eastwards to the baton beach passing the orange buoy/mark on the north side.
  3. At the baton beach a runner will leave the boat and retrieve the baton and get back in the canoe. He/she must move through two sets of 'slalom' gates when on the beach, going through the far gates when heading back to the canoe. Canoes are encouraged to paddle to the further gate when their runner is on the beach. A second person is allowed to get out of the boat on the beach side at this point if needed to aid canoe stability only.
  4. The complete team paddle westerly, moving to the north side of the two most northerly yellow buoys/marks. At the furthest one, the canoe turns 90 degrees south and paddles to the finish beach.
  5. Arriving at the finish beach, the runner wearing the team number will alight and run up the beach to strike the gong hanging from the inflatable finish arch. Once the gong is struck, the timing is stopped.

Safety on Capsizing: If a canoe capsizes by the beach/launch, the team will have the opportunity to refloat and continue. The Jericho Sailing Centre Safety Boat will deem whether this is a safe distance from the shore. A capsize at sea will result in a Jericho Sailing Centre Safety Boat rescue for all the paddlers - all participants must remain with the upturned vessel and Team Captains must account for all their team verbally.

Disqualifications and Forbidden Play: For safety reasons, the following will result in an automatic disqualification for all teams:

  1. Grabbing onto another participant’s equipment (paddle, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), or boat).
  2. Using the paddle for something other than moving the boat through the water.
  3. Intentionally colliding with another canoe and/or intentionally inhibiting another team’s ability to race.
  4. Paddling through a team that has capsized.
  5. Drinking alcohol or suspected of being intoxicated.
  6. The runner who will be picking up the baton must wear footwear when running to the baton tent. Depending on the tide, the beach can be very rocky so barefeet/flip flops are prohibited.
  7. Missing a buoy/mark.
  8. Leaving the boat other than at the baton pick-up tent and the end of the race. The following people maximum may be out of the boat during the race: Runner at start, Baton runner, Baton beach stability (if needed), Finish gong runner.

Also:

  1. Registering without correct identification (we require Government recognized ID).
  2. Team members not being UBC Alumni - this may lead to the team not racing.

Prior to paddling: Arrive at Jericho Sailing Centre paid parking is available. Follow the signs to Alumni Reception located near the main Jericho Sailing Centre building. Our Longboat volunteer team will take care of you if you get lost.

  1. Arrive by 10am latest with Government recognized ID. You must have ID in order to race. You'll be issued your wristband, meet the rest of your team and receive a team number.
  2. There are changing facilities and washrooms located upstairs in Jericho Sailing Centre.
  3. At the Alumni Reception you'll receive a Clinics safety brief and video. Following this you'll move to the beach for your race!
  4. Bags can be left secured - more information to follow.
  5. Shortly before you go to the canoes, your team will be called forward to pick up paddles and PFD’s (Personal Flotation Device). You'll then receive final race instructions!

Equipment and clothing: UBC Recreation will supply all equipment, including PFD’s and paddles. Participants are allowed to bring their own PFD if so desired, but UBC Recreation paddles must be used. Different sized PFD’s and paddles will be available. Make sure you bring clothes appropriate for the weather, also spare set/towel in case you get wet and no open toed footwear if you are leaving the boat at any point during the race (baton and finish runners).

After you finish your race:

  1. Hand in your loaned equipment and make sure you keep your team number.
  2. Enjoy the Awards, post-race hot drinks and appetisers in our Alumni Reception area. Feel free to head over to the main area and meet our sponsors and use the facilities at Jericho Sailing Centre.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Alumni registration is open until 5pm Sep 28th 2016.

Tell us if you have a friend or team to race with: Our online registration asks if you are part of a group or an individual - either way we'll accommodate you for a fantastic experience!

Registration:  Register HERE!

Late Registration: Limited late registration MAY be available. If you're interested in this, you must email im.longboat@ubc.ca or call 604 822 6000 (working hours) for guidance on availability and arrival times.

Alumni or Public? You must be a former UBC student. There are no exceptions.

Disabilites: We are very happy to accommodate the needs of participants with a disability. Please contact us at im.longboat@ubc.ca for more information.

Longboat 2017 Tank Top: TO FOLLOW SOON! This is last year's model, we'll have a new one for you soon! Will be LIMITED numbers, grab yourself one of these beauties for only $15 at the SRC Front Desk (reserve for race day pickup by email im.longboat@ubc.ca) or at Jericho Sailing Centre on Race Day. When it's gone, it's....!  Available in S, M, L and XL.

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Student | Staff | Faculty | Community Information

What is Longboat? Watch our video from last year's races here!

Event Description: This is a UBC signature event taking place on the shores of Jericho Beach with over 3,000 people paddling through the ocean. It is the largest voyageur canoe race in the world and the biggest UBC Recreation event. The format is simple, teams of paddlers compete with other boats through heats, fighting for their place in the finals. This all takes place over a weekend. There are Mens, Womens, CoRec and Just For Fun classifications, Student, Public, Youth and Alumni so everyone has an opportunity to take part and enjoy the challenge. All teams MUST attend a mandatory pre-race clinic in order to race which is scheduled for the weekend immediately prior to the competition (except Alumni).

Event Format: 

Saturday:

  • Competitive CoRec,
  • Sponsors, VIP and Corporate
  • Just For Fun (Teams can register for Saturday or Sunday)

Sunday:

  • Male/Female and all Alumni (Alumni are CoRec regardless of ratio) on Sunday.
  • Just For Fun (Teams can register for Saturday or Sunday)
  • Community Male and Community Female may race on Saturday instead (number dependent, we'll correspond with you about this).

*Minimum to Register 8, Maximum to Register 12 with 3 imports maximum (these ratios do not apply to Sponsors, VIP, Corporate or Alumni where it is 8 min, 10 max). No more than 10 paddlers per boat in each heat including JFF.

 

For Race Day Information and Clinics: Select from the left hand menu.

Contact: Direct any queries to us at im.longboat@ubc.ca, these messages are checked daily by the event management team. For general enquires call 604 822 6000 (working hours)

Free Agent Meetings (if you aren't already on a team and want to paddle!):

#1: 5pm Mon Sep 19, 2016 at the SRC (come to the Student Office Area)

Registration Deadline: 5pm Mon Sep 19st 2016. Alumni and Corporate Only: 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016.

Team Roster Submission Deadline: 5pm Sep 29th 2016.

Clinic Weekend: Sat and Sun Sep 24th and 25th 2016 from 7am. No Alumni.

Race Weekend: Sat and Sun Oct 1st and 2nd 2016 from 8am.  Corporate Clinics/Race Day: Sat Oct 1st 2016 from 11am until 2pm (approx).

Longboat 2017 Tank Top: TO FOLLOW SOON! This is last year's model, we'll have a new one for you soon! Will be LIMITED numbers, grab yourself one of these beauties for only $15 at the SRC Front Desk or at Jericho Sailing Centre on Race Weekend. When it's gone, it's....!  Available in S, M, L and XL.

2015 Longboat Limited Sales Tank Top

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until 5pm Sep 19th 2016,  Alumni  and Corporate only until 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016.

Confirmation of Registration: You will get a confirmation email with further instructions and details within 24 hours of Registration close.

Late Registration: Limited late registration MAY be available. If you're interested in this, you must email im.longboat@ubc.ca or call 604 822 6000 (working hours) for guidance on availability and arrival times.

Public or Student/Staff? You are a public team if you have one or more members who are not students/faculty/staff. Only current students and faculty/staff are eligible for the rates below.

Disabilites: We are very happy to accommodate the needs of participants with a disability. Please contact us at im.longboat@ubc.ca for more information.

Refunds: These will be issued in full until 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016. After this date and until 5pm Fri Sep 30th, there will be a $25 admin fee. If you are sick or injured after 5pm Fri Sep 30th, refunds will be subject to a $25 processing fee and will only be issued upon written proof (Doctor's Certificate), which must be dated no later than Mon Oct 3rd and submitted to UBC Recreation with refund paperwork (available at the SRC Ops Desk) no later than Fri Oct 6th, 2016. In the unlikely occasion the race is forced to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers, refunds will not be given to any participants following the registration deadline. Alumni and Corporate details differ to the above - look at your relevant menus.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Location Register by UBC Student CSC Staff/Faculty Public
Day of the Longboat - UBC Alumni Individual Sat 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Oct 1 Oct 1 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 26 N/A N/A

Alumni $25

65682

Alumni $25

65682

Day of the Longboat - JFF Individual in a Team Sat/Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 1 Oct 2 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $14.00 N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
Day of the Longboat - JFF Team (No gender ratio) Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 1 Oct 1 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $120.00 N/A N/A N/A
65726 N/A N/A N/A
Day of the Longboat Competitive  Coed Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 1 Oct 1 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $120.00 N/A $225.00 $310.00
65722 N/A 65719 65714
Day of the Longboat - JFF Team  (No gender ratio) Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 2 Oct 2 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $120.00 N/A N/A N/A
65725 N/A N/A N/A
Day of the Longboat Competitive Female Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 2 Oct 2 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $120.00 N/A $225.00 $310.00
65724 N/A 65721 65717
Day of the Longboat Competitive Male Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oct 2 Oct 42 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 19 $120.00 N/A $225.00 $310.00
65723 N/A 65720 65716

Team Roster Submission Deadline: All teams may add additional members (up to a maximum of 12, only 10 race) up until 5pm Sep 29th 2016.

Roster Process: Rosters are submitted and managed online except for Community (public) and Alumni teams who are required to submit by email. After registration, a team captain will receive an e-mail notification indicating that a team roster can be submitted (this email is sent after the registration deadline, not upon registration). Also included in this e-mail will be details about roster requirements, including min/max roster, corec definition, and number of imports. All teams for which you are a captain will be listed, to add a student/staff member, you will be required to have the individual’s last name (as on their ID card) and student/staff number.

Longboat Roster Specifics (less Alumni and Corporate):

  1. A minimum of 8 participants are required in order to race, a maximum of 10 participants will be allowed to race in any one heat. Teams are encouraged, however, to register 12 members (10 racers and 2 alternates) in the event that a registered racer is unable to compete.
  2. Roster Add/Drop. Teams may add additional members (up to a maximum of 12) up until 5pm Sep 29th 2016. After this deadline, teams wishing to add individuals to their rosters will not be eligible to advance to Semi-Final or Final races.
  3. Student Divisional Structure. All UBC Recreation programs feature Divisional or Campus Wide categories. Divisional teams consist of members from one unit (faculty, residence, or Greek society) and are rewarded with points, while Campus Wide teams consist of members from various units. In some programs, Divisional teams are permitted a number of designated imports, which are members from outside of the unit. Divisional teams competing in Day of the Longboat are taking the first step towards the coveted Triple Crown victory. The maximum number of designated imports for Day of the Longboat is 3 unless you are a CoRec Hindmarch team. CoRec Hindmarch teams are allowed nil imports.
  4. Substitution Rules:
  • Heats: If a team has less than 8 members for a scheduled heat, that team may fill the additional spaces with racers from another team, provided they have completed a waiver. Teams requiring this type of substitution, however, will be unable to advance.
  • Semi-Finals, Finals: If a team has less than 8 members for a semi-final or final, the team may fill the additional spaces with racers of the same Unit that have participated in the Heats, but are not advancing to the Semi's or Finals. This person cannot be a designated import. All other substitutions will not be allowed to race.
  • CoRec Team Ratios. Teams of ten must have 5 women and 5 men. Teams of eight and nine must have a minimum of 4 women and 4 men (the ninth team member can be of either gender). All other combinations will be allowed to participate but will not be allowed to advance.
  • Alumni details are here.

Corporate Race Information

Event Description: Take part in this unique event with your work colleagues in a corporate team race. Paddle for fun or race for first place, the choice is yours.

On the shores of Jericho Beach with over 3,000 people paddling through the ocean, this is the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. Your corporate race format is simple; teams of paddlers compete with other corporate boats in a single CoRec race. Register as a team and receive:

  • Unique team bonding experience in a beautiful ocean setting.
  • Mandatory pre-race safety clinic.
  • Timed and Jericho Rescue patrolled race.
  • Contention for prize.
  • Opportunity to relax and enjoy the Jericho Sailing Centre facilities (inc The Galley Restaurant).

Event Format: Register as a team to be part of a competitive CoRec race on the Saturday. There are no CoRec gender ratios. Minimum paddlers per team 8, maximum 10.

Race Day and Clinics: 9.45am arrival on Sat Oct 1st. Finish by 12noon.

Contact: Email im.longboat@ubc.ca or call 604 822 6000 (working hours).

Registration Deadline: 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016.

Race Day and Clinics: 9.45am arrival on Sat Oct 1st. Finish by 12noon.

Schedule: Teams arrive for 9.45am registration. 10am safety clinic followed by 11am race.

Longboat Route Diagram

Route (Blue Route) Canoes leave from the eastern launch at Jericho Sailing Centre and head north to the first yellow mark. Steer immediately east passing the orange mark on the north side (keep it to your right) and to the far eastern beach for baton retrieval. After pick up, head north west towards the yellow mark, then west to the final yellow mark for a sharp left turn and south to the finish beach. Ignore the pink route, this is the student JFF.

Wind and Tides The wind and tide will effect the exact location of the marks (sometimes called buoys) - you'll find them very easy to spot as they're big!

Race Route Description:

  1. All team members will begin in their boat, except for a runner, who will start in a chair on the beach. Once the starting horn/timer is sounded, the runner will move and enter their boat, at which point teams will begin to paddle.
  2. The canoe must paddled directly north approx 50m and pass to the west/left hand side of the first yellow buoy/mark, then paddle eastwards to the baton beach passing the orange buoy/mark on the north side.
  3. At the baton beach a runner will leave the boat and retrieve the baton and get back in the canoe. He/she must move through two sets of 'slalom' gates when on the beach, going through the far gates when heading back to the canoe. Canoes are encouraged to paddle to the further gate when their runner is on the beach. A second person is allowed to get out of the boat on the beach side at this point if needed to aid canoe stability only.
  4. The complete team paddle westerly, moving to the north side of the two most northerly yellow buoys/marks. At the furthest one, the canoe turns 90 degrees south and paddles to the finish beach.
  5. Arriving at the finish beach, the runner wearing the team number will alight and run up the beach to strike the gong hanging from the inflatable finish arch. Once the gong is struck, the timing is stopped.

Safety on Capsizing: If a canoe capsizes by the beach/launch, the team will have the opportunity to refloat and continue. The Jericho Sailing Centre Safety Boat will deem whether this is a safe distance from the shore. A capsize at sea will result in a Jericho Sailing Centre Safety Boat rescue for all the paddlers - all participants must remain with the upturned vessel and Team Captains must account for all their team verbally.

Disqualifications and Forbidden Play: For safety reasons, the following will result in an automatic disqualification for all teams:

  1. Grabbing onto another participant’s equipment (paddle, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), or boat).
  2. Using the paddle for something other than moving the boat through the water.
  3. Intentionally colliding with another canoe and/or intentionally inhibiting another team’s ability to race.
  4. Paddling through a team that has capsized.
  5. Drinking alcohol or suspected of being intoxicated.
  6. The runner who will be picking up the baton must wear footwear when running to the baton tent. Depending on the tide, the beach can be very rocky so barefeet/flip flops are prohibited.
  7. Missing a buoy/mark.
  8. Leaving the boat other than at the baton pick-up tent and the end of the race. The following people maximum may be out of the boat during the race: Runner at start, Baton runner, Baton beach stability (if needed), Finish gong runner.

Also:

  1. Registering without correct identification (we require Government recognized ID).
  2. Team members not being part of the agreed Corporate criteria - this may lead to the team not racing.

Prior to paddling: Arrive at Jericho Sailing Centre, paid parking is available. Follow the signs to Corporate Registration located at the main Jericho Sailing Centre building. Our Longboat volunteer team will take care of you if you get lost.

  1. Arrive by 10.50am latest with Government recognized ID. You must have ID in order to race. You'll be issued your wristband, meet the rest of your team and receive a team number.
  2. There are changing facilities and washrooms located upstairs in Jericho Sailing Centre.
  3. Your team will receive a Clinics safety brief and video. Following this you'll move to the beach for your race!
  4. Bags can be left secured - more information to follow.
  5. Shortly before you go to the canoes, your team will be called forward to pick up paddles and PFD’s (Personal Flotation Device). You'll then receive final race instructions!

Equipment and clothing: UBC Recreation will supply all equipment, including PFD’s and paddles. Participants are allowed to bring their own PFD if so desired, but UBC Recreation paddles must be used. Different sized PFD’s and paddles will be available. Make sure you bring clothes appropriate for the weather, also spare set/towel in case you get wet and no open toed footwear if you are leaving the boat at any point during the race (baton and finish runners).

After you finish your race:

  1. Give yourselves high-fives and congratulations - you did it!
  2. Hand in your loaned equipment and make sure you keep your team number.
  3. Enjoy the Awards. Feel free to use the facilities at Jericho Sailing Centre such as The Galley Restaurant.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Corporate registration is open until 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016.

Confirmation of Registration: You will get a confirmation email with further instructions and details within 24 hours of Registration close.

Late Registration: Limited late registration MAY be available. If you're interested in this, you must email im.longboat@ubc.ca or call 604 822 6000 (working hours) for guidance on availability and arrival times.

Corporate or Public? You must be a corporate group to race in this event. There are no exceptions.

Disabilites: We are very happy to accommodate the needs of participants with a disability. Please contact us at im.longboat@ubc.ca for more information.

Refunds: Corporate refunds will be issued in full until 5pm Mon Sep 26th 2016. After this date and until 5pm Fri Sep 30th, there will be a $25 admin fee. If you are sick or injured after 5pm Fri Sep 30th, refunds will be subject to a $25 processing fee and will only be issued upon written proof (Doctor's Certificate), which must be dated no later than Mon Oct 3rd and submitted to UBC Recreation with refund paperwork (available at the SRC Ops Desk) no later than Fri Oct 7th, 2016. In the unlikely occasion the race is forced to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers, refunds will not be given to any participants following the registration deadline.

Class Day Times Start End Location Register by UBC Student CSC Staff/Faculty Public
Day of the Longboat - Corporate Team Sat 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Oct 1 Oct 1 Jericho Sailing Centre Sep 26 N/A N/A

Corp $200

65718

Corp $200

65718

Longboat 2017 Tank Top: TO FOLLOW SOON! This is last year's model, we'll have a new one for you soon! Will be LIMITED numbers, grab yourself one of these beauties for only $15 at the SRC Front Desk or at Jericho Sailing Centre on Race Weekend. When it's gone, it's....!  Available in S, M, L and XL (reserve for race day pickup by email im.longboat@ubc.ca)

Alumni Tank Top 2015

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