PDBC Hana Nui Black Premier/Senior A

A highly competitive dragon boat program for athletes under 50. Hana Nui Black is designed to compete at the highest international level. At the 2023 Canadian Nationals Hana Nui Black ranked 1st overall in the Premier Mixed small boat division and 4th overall in Premier Women's small boat. We continue the journey of Hana Nui (meaning: “hard work” in Hawaiian) in 2024.

PDBC Senior A competitive athletes currently train and compete with Hana Nui Black and will follow the same program and pricing. In 2023, we placed 2nd in the Senior A small boat division at Canadian Nationals, and we continue our goal to be the fastest Senior A Small Boat Mixed Crew in the world.

*Please note that this is a competitive program so athletes must be selected to compete with us.

2023/2024 Program Inclusions

All Hana Nui Black athletes will participate in the following programming:

  • Pool Paddling @ Afterburn Fitness Centre
  • PERG Paddling @ Alkame Paddle Zone
  • 2 x PERG Testing @ Alkame Paddle Zone
  • Dragon Boat Practices @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • OC Coaching @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • 2 x OC Time Trials @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • 2 x Training Camps @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • Participation in 2 regattas (TBD)

Detailed Training:

Winter:

Sunday Pool Paddling @ Afterburn Fitness Centre

  • November 5th, 2023 - April 7th, 2024
  • Bi-Weekly, Sundays, 11:00am

Indoor Perg sessions @ Paddle Zone

  • November 6th, 2023 - April 8th, 2024
  • Bi-Weekly Sundays, 11:30am

No sessions on the following dates: Dec 24 - Jan 1st inclusive, March 31st

Summer:

Dragon Boat Practices @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina

  • May 5th - August 29th
  • Sunday - HNB: 11:30 am, SA: 12:45 pm
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

No practices May 19th, June 30th, July 1st and July 25th - August 4th

Outrigger coached practices

  • May 27th - August 14th
  • Mondays 4:30 - 6 pm OR Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 pm OR 6:00 - 7:30 pm

No OC practices July 3rd & 31st

Regattas

  • 2 regattas - TDB

Important Dates:

  • Perg Testing 2x season - Jan 27th and April 6th, 2024
  • Outrigger time trials 2x season - June 15th or 22nd (TBD) and August 17th
  • Training Camps 2 x season - June 15th or 22nd (TBD) and August 17th

Fees:

Annual Membership: $2,250.00

Registration

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Accomplishments

Hana Nui:

  • 2023 Toronto Island, second place finish in Open Standard and fifth place finish in Mixed Standard
  • 2023 Canadian Nationals ranked 1st overall in the Premier Mixed small boat division and 4th overall in Premier Women's small boat.
  • Premier Mixed and Premier Men Small Boat Silver and Bronze medallists at CCWCs April 2016 in Adelaide, Australia

Questions?

Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca