Drop-in programs include our weekend sunrise paddles, Friday social paddles, and beginner paddling sessions.
The safety of our paddlers and coaches is the most important thing to us here at Scugog Dragon Boat!
We check the weather and make a decision about whether to cancel for weather by 1pm for evening sessions, and by 10pm the night before for morning/sunrise sessions.
We will cancel if there is:
We still paddle if it is rainy or cold... we just dress for the weather!
If we need to cancel for weather:
We require a minimum of 10 paddlers to safely go out in the dragon boat. Typically, 1-2 people who register for each session are no-shows. As a result, we generally require each program to have 12 registrants in order for us to go ahead with the session.
We do our very best to get as many folks out as possible! If your session has 12 or fewer registrants by 1pm (evening sessions) or 7pm the day before (morning sessions), you will receive a cancellation email.
To prevent this from happening, encourage your friends to come out and paddle with us! A full boat is a happy boat.
If we need to cancel due to low numbers, all drop-in fees will be refunded
For Lakers, Islanders, and Whitecaps programs (I.e. our Monday night skills programs, and our Learn to Race programs), we are no longer making early/mid-day cancellations for weather.
All cancellations will be determined onsite, at practice.
If you come from afar, keep your eyes on the weather forecast/radar. You can decide for yourself if you feel that it is worth it to make the drive / chance it.
If dangerous weather keeps us off the water, we will still head out for a social evening somewhere in town ;-)
Honestly, you can wear whatever makes you happy, but we suggest:
Be sure to bring:
We have a locked equipment box that you are welcome to keep your belongings in while you paddle.