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    Notes on all membership levels.

 

Bookings  

At least 20 time slots will be posted before the start of each month. We will try to offer as many time slots as possible during desirable times.  A variety of before and after work and weekend times. Time slots may be adjusted as necessary and in consultation with member needs and coordinator availabilty.  Just ask if there is a time you would like addded!  

Members must pre book a time at least 24 hours ahead.  Sessions with no bookings at least 24 hours ahead may be cancelled. Check with the session coordinator if you would like to book less than 24 hours ahead.   Early bookings appreciated (a few days or more ahead). 

 

After you register as a member you will be added to a calendar that will allow you to book a time slot. The sessions on the calendar are viewable to the public. Only members will see who is booked for the sessions. 

 

Day Trips and longer tours

Some sessions are listed as day trips and involve longer travel times (>30 minutes) and or longer duration (2-5+ hours on the water) These sessions may have an additional fee due to travel, planning and guiding requirements.  Members will receive a 25% discount on day trip prices.  One or two Day trips will be offered most months.

 

Buddy Days

Bring your friends for free !  As many as you like.  All friends must be preregistered as a guest at least 24hours ahead.  Space is limited.  So sign up for Buddy Days early to avoid disappointment.  Buddy Days will be offered once a month

 

Other Special Events

Family days, DragonFest and other Free events will be offered every couple of months.  Watch our calendar and Facebook posts for special event announcements.

 

Discounts

BRB members with 6 month+ memberships qualify for discounts from our partners.  The list is growing!  Here are some current discounts.  Members should carry their membership card.

South Island SUP  20% off regular rental and lesson rates  25% off regular tour rates

Coastline  10% off regular prices

 

Cancellations  If you need to cancel a booking please do so at least 24 hours prior to the session. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior subject to a $10 donation to the BRB social fund. Sessions are rain or shine. 

 

INQUIRES REGARDING MEMBERSHIP

 braymer2@gmail.com

We are an outdoor (on-water, in-water, dryland) activity club, please email Brian Raymer - braymer2@gmail.com and inquire (pricing and membership details below).

Typical sessions are 60mins on-water* or dryland. (* + 10-15mins tack up-tack down for SUP if drysuits needed, unless otherwise stated).

Longer excursions, multisport and "training" sessions coming...

Think Concierge paddling.. we bring the gear, paddle, board, booties and drysuit (a suit that will keep you warm, and dry, IN and on the ocean) all included - you just arrive and go.

Not so interested in paddling... join and propose swimming, cycling, running, triathlon, dry land sessions. Do it as a group and we'll prepare for an event, together.  

Beginners to Advanced welcome. Some sessions will be skill level targeted, as the need arises.

Corporate/group members, spread the tokens around or book out sessions entirely for weekly team building activity, or request a dry land session close to work.

Still new to paddling, learn to paddle side by side with an instructor on 18ft long/5 foot wide BlueWhale board, try a tandem Red Dragon then move through the various BlackFish boards until you find a favourite.

Advanced Ocean paddlers, lets go beyond the shore and explore.. suggestions welcome. Downwind runs, current swells, standing waves, up to over head surf (after that you're on your own..), all available. 

Propose a trip. Plan one and we'll concierge it and join you. 

Specific board requests will be accommodated where applicable. Join just to have access to the full quiver of high quality drysuits, paddles and boards, flat water race boards, advanced open ocean boards, multi person boards, surf boards, etc. etc.

Parents, bring you kids, paddle together, start with an instructor and graduate to a family excursion, concierge'd. (Kids dry suits coming, march hopefully). 

Bored of board meetings, try a Board Meeting, email Sqwhitfield@gmail.com and we'll get out for a real meeting, out on the ocean. We paddle you out, you keep going, or sit and talk, or just sit, up to you.

Sessions will be offered weather dependant/dictated. Think of it as "playing in the weather" and if it is really blowing and there is no going out, we will do a drylands session, go for a walk, or just sit and enjoy a timelapse.. create some slack in the line.. 

 

INQUIRES REGARDING MEMBERSHIP braymer2@gmail.com

see below for more details on pricing, etc.

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    Notes on all membership levels.

 

Bookings  

At least 20 time slots will be posted before the start of each month. We will try to offer as many time slots as possible during desirable times.  A variety of before and after work and weekend times. Time slots may be adjusted as necessary and in consultation with member needs and coordinator availabilty.  Just ask if there is a time you would like addded!  

Members must pre book a time at least 24 hours ahead.  Sessions with no bookings at least 24 hours ahead may be cancelled. Check with the session coordinator if you would like to book less than 24 hours ahead.   Early bookings appreciated (a few days or more ahead). 

 

After you register as a member you will be added to a calendar that will allow you to book a time slot. The sessions on the calendar are viewable to the public. Only members will see who is booked for the sessions. 

 

Day Trips and longer tours

Some sessions are listed as day trips and involve longer travel times (>30 minutes) and or longer duration (2-5+ hours on the water) These sessions may have an additional fee due to travel, planning and guiding requirements.  Members will receive a 25% discount on day trip prices.  One or two Day trips will be offered most months.

 

Buddy Days

Bring your friends for free !  As many as you like.  All friends must be preregistered as a guest at least 24hours ahead.  Space is limited.  So sign up for Buddy Days early to avoid disappointment.  Buddy Days will be offered once a month

 

Other Special Events

Family days, DragonFest and other Free events will be offered every couple of months.  Watch our calendar and Facebook posts for special event announcements.

 

Discounts

BRB members with 6 month+ memberships qualify for discounts from our partners.  The list is growing!  Here are some current discounts.  Members should carry their membership card.

South Island SUP  20% off regular rental and lesson rates  25% off regular tour rates

Coastline  10% off regular prices

 

Cancellations  If you need to cancel a booking please do so at least 24 hours prior to the session. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior subject to a $10 donation to the BRB social fund. Sessions are rain or shine. 

 

INQUIRES REGARDING MEMBERSHIP

 braymer2@gmail.com

We are an outdoor (on-water, in-water, dryland) activity club, please email Brian Raymer - braymer2@gmail.com and inquire (pricing and membership details below).

Typical sessions are 60mins on-water* or dryland. (* + 10-15mins tack up-tack down for SUP if drysuits needed, unless otherwise stated).

Longer excursions, multisport and "training" sessions coming...

Think Concierge paddling.. we bring the gear, paddle, board, booties and drysuit (a suit that will keep you warm, and dry, IN and on the ocean) all included - you just arrive and go.

Not so interested in paddling... join and propose swimming, cycling, running, triathlon, dry land sessions. Do it as a group and we'll prepare for an event, together.  

Beginners to Advanced welcome. Some sessions will be skill level targeted, as the need arises.

Corporate/group members, spread the tokens around or book out sessions entirely for weekly team building activity, or request a dry land session close to work.

Still new to paddling, learn to paddle side by side with an instructor on 18ft long/5 foot wide BlueWhale board, try a tandem Red Dragon then move through the various BlackFish boards until you find a favourite.

Advanced Ocean paddlers, lets go beyond the shore and explore.. suggestions welcome. Downwind runs, current swells, standing waves, up to over head surf (after that you're on your own..), all available. 

Propose a trip. Plan one and we'll concierge it and join you. 

Specific board requests will be accommodated where applicable. Join just to have access to the full quiver of high quality drysuits, paddles and boards, flat water race boards, advanced open ocean boards, multi person boards, surf boards, etc. etc.

Parents, bring you kids, paddle together, start with an instructor and graduate to a family excursion, concierge'd. (Kids dry suits coming, march hopefully). 

Bored of board meetings, try a Board Meeting, email Sqwhitfield@gmail.com and we'll get out for a real meeting, out on the ocean. We paddle you out, you keep going, or sit and talk, or just sit, up to you.

Sessions will be offered weather dependant/dictated. Think of it as "playing in the weather" and if it is really blowing and there is no going out, we will do a drylands session, go for a walk, or just sit and enjoy a timelapse.. create some slack in the line.. 

 

INQUIRES REGARDING MEMBERSHIP braymer2@gmail.com

see below for more details on pricing, etc.

 
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COORDINATORS 

 
 
 
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Brian Raymer (Guide, membership admin)

Paddle Canada  Basic and Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor Trainer. Touring Level 1 and 2 Instructor certification 2014. SUP Surf Level 1 Instructor. More than 2500 hours ocean touring, instructing and training experience. Former North Shore (Vancouver) Rescue Team member. Strong swimming skills including free diving. Wilderness First Aid Certified and PaddleSmart Instructor.  WestCoast SUP Symposium, BC SUP Cup and SixPack SUP Race Series Organizer. Active competitor in the SixPack SUP Race Series and the BC SUP Cup Races. 

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Simon st.Quentin Whitfield (guide)

Same as before; creating quality time with family and friends, while finding ways to channel my energy, to be creative, in a manner that is collaborative and therefor contributive, with the focus of my attention, my mental landscape, continuing to be ‘write, read and create empty space.... slack in the line...  for timelapses and adventure, to explore; alone, with another, with others’.

If you are a googler and search on the internet tubes you will find me; an Olympic Champion, adventurer, businessman, keynote speaker, high performance mentor guide and former professional athlete. Canadian Flag Bearer London 2012 Olympics, 4x Olympian, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, 12 time Canadian triathlon champion with 14 world cup wins.

And inevitably you will eventually see some ridiculous pictures of me, running around in a speedo, pumping my fists, etc. etc... such is life.

Where is that black mirror eraser... ah it is on the end of a pencil.... more thoughts on that later..

In the meantime. 

Having now retired from professional sport, I co-founded Relentless Pursuit Partners - building on a life previously committed to mastery of sport, “Relentless” is dedicated to active, healthy living – working with entrepreneurs that promote optimum health and an active lifestyle.

With a passion for adventure, we launched www.blackfishreddragonbluewhale.com - a physical literacy club based in Victoria BC born of a desire to be outside, engaged in skilled attention with others, breathing in fresh air while exploring the great outdoors.

Paddle Canada  Basic and Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor.

Touring Level 1 and 2 certified.

Extensive ocean touring, instructing and training experience.

enough for my BIO it's time to go outside and explore. 

 
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