check out the 'Day of the Longboat' at the Jericho Sail Centre. it's the 2nd jewel in the University of B.C. Triple Crown and takes place the 2nd or 3rd week of October. Team registration is $250 for a community team composed of up to 10 paddlers.
The 2 Km. race course takes you from the Jericho Sailing Centre to Jericho Beach where one member must jump out of the boat and retrieve a cone. Then it's back to the Sail Centre where one person must again jump out and bang a gong on the beach! Great fun even though we never won a medal! The water at this time of year is kind of cold for people like these who have a bad start.
There is a Beer Garden, BBQ and a finally a dance at the end of the weekend races. More information can be had including the specific dates at: