The best (and punniest) Day of the Longboat team names 2018

Day of the Longboat is the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. File Zubair Hirji

I don’t always wake up at 8 a.m. but when I do, the reason has to be more interesting than just mundane lectures. Day of the Longboat is quite possible the only time of the year when you’ll see hundreds of sleep-deprived UBC students up and about at 8 a.m. on a weekend, powered not by caffeine but by sheer enthusiasm. With over 3,000 participants, Day of the Longboat is the largest voyageur canoe race in the world. As the event kicks off this weekend, it’s time to appreciate the comedic genius — or failure — behind these team names.

Just for fun

  • Row Hard or Row Home
  • Blood Vessel
  • One Long Boi
  • Seas the Day (of the longboat)
  • Super Splash Bros.
  • Vitamin Sea
  • Noah’s Ark

Faculty and Major oriented

  • 40% Engineers
  • ACAM Paddlers Gonna Paddle
  • B.Ed You Can’t Beat Us
  • Stethostrokes
  • Oar-thodontists
  • We are our own ENGine

Movies and music inspired

  • Big Yachty
  • Crazy Poor Asians
  • Hips Don’t Lie
  • I like Big Boats and I cannot lie
  • Titanic
  • Murder on the dancefloor


  • Best of Boat Worlds
  • Anchor Management
  • AutopSEA and BiopSEA
  • Buoy to the World
  • Canoe Believe it!
  • Friendship (of course we were waiting for this classic)
  • Knot Your Average Crew
  • Nauti Buoys 1 & 2
  • Oar We There Yet
  • Sailmates
  • What’s Shore Name?

Some more shippy puns

  • In Deep ship
  • Piece of Ship 1 & 2
  • Ship Happens
  • Shipfaced
  • Ships n Giggles

Those who appear to be in need of serious help

  • Is water wet?
  • Dude, where’s my paddle?
  • I Can’t Swim
  • Eli Abandoned Us

Really Eli? Why you gotta be like this?