UBC Community Teams

Community Team Building at Day of the Longboat

What is Day of the Longboat?

This signature UBC event takes place on the shores of Jericho Beach with over 3,000 people paddling in the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. Your team of 8-10 paddlers will compete against other boats in an initial heat, vying for a place in the finals. Teams in the finals compete for a coveted Day of the Longboat trophy and UBC Intramurals championship shirt.

Why Day of the Longboat?

Community teams will receive:

  • A unique team bonding experience in a beautiful oceanfront setting
  • Mix-up your weekend exercise routine. Trust us, this is a great workout! (or something like that)
  • Your team is guaranteed two races on race day
  • A Day of the Longboat tank top
  • Teams that advance to the finals will race a second time to compete for a coveted Day of the Longboat trophy and UBC Intramurals championship shirts.

Other perks:

    • Relax and enjoy the Jericho Sailing Centre facilities
    • Grab a bite to eat at the Galley Restaurant
    • Check out other games at the Day of the Longboat festival


Clinics: Each team must attend a mandatory pre-race safety clinic on Saturday, September 28th prior to their race
Races: Races take place on Saturday, September 28th. Each race takes about 20 minutes, but expect to be here for 1-2 hours to have time to check-in, race, cheer on some other teams, and check out the festival. As a community team, you are guaranteed two races on that day.
Team Structure: Each team must have at least 8 members, up to a maximum of 10.
Cost: $300 per team.
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019

Have Questions?

At UBC Recreation we aspire to include everyone in our programs and facilities. But you may have questions or concerns about if this event is right for you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our event team at im.longboat@ubc.ca or call 604-822-9052.