A wonderful and delicious St. Patrick's day dinner was enjoyed by all those who attended the dinner on 17 March 2023 at the Emerald Bay Cafe.
VRC Dragon Boat Open Day
Date: Saturday 18th March at 3:00pm
Event Address: Victoria Recreation Club at Deep Water Bay
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Cost: FREE!
Do you love the ocean? Do you enjoy competitive sport? This is the best opportunity to start your watersports journey: Join our Dragon Boat Open Day NOW and be part of the best paddling club in Hong Kong!

Our team will host an Open Day for everyone who's interested in experience one of the ancient Chinese traditions: Dragon Boat. Come and learn more about our team, about paddling, and about being part of the VRC family.
The open days are free, and we welcome all ocean lovers. All ages and genders are welcome!

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A Short History of Dragon Boat Paddling at the VRC

Thirty years ago, in October 1993, Des Mabbott, the director of health and safety at the University of Hong Kong, had formed the Hong Kong Island Paddle Club (HKIPC), a dragon boat team, and was looking for a permanent place to train. Des’s team had evolved from a successful dragon boat team at the University Hong Kong that quickly expanded beyond HKU. “The results are now history and the two clubs have benefitted hugely from such small beginnings,” he wrote in 2012. In 1999, VRC hosted the first Deep Water Bay dragon boat races, “to contribute another race to the dragon boat community and give people a chance to race earlier in the season, six weeks before the Stanley races,” he told the South China Morning Post in 2007, shortly before his departure from Hong Kong. Dan Fedoruk, an architect, became the team’s first coach, implementing a semi-professional (read agonizing) regimen. The team became the first non-local club to compete and win against local crews in hard-fought local races as well as the Hong Kong championships and Hong Kong International. Since the beginning, the paddling section attracted serious paddlers to the club, and as Des said, the “results are history”. Those who join the renamed VRC Paddling Section, and our Dragon Boat Team today are part of a huge legacy – not only as Hong Kong’s oldest private recreational club, established in 1849, but also the club that first brought serious paddling to Hong Kong’s international community.
By Edith Terry, former Honorary Secretary, VRC
VRC Paddle Section: Outrigger Canoeing Open Days - March 18
It’s the time of the season that the OC portion of the Paddle Section is looking for new talent - the team is hosting two open days in March at our DWB clubhouse free of charge, so come get a taste of outrigger canoeing and see what it’s all about! Details below:

Date: March 18
Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Location: VRC Deep Water Bay
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A big thank you to our VRC staff Jackson Cheng and David lp for their excellent work of renovating the main access gates at Emerald Bay Clubhouse.
我們翻新了翡翠灣會所的閘門! 在此感謝 VRC員工Jackson ChengDavid Ip
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