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Mar 5, 2008

PORTLAND BOUND!


We've heard about it before ... we've been curious about it ...

WE ARE DOING IT!

Flag-catching style Dragon Boat Racing!

Space Dragons are Portland-bound for the Portland Dragon Boat Race, June 7 & 8, 2008, celebrating its 20th tournament anniversary!

Tournament website: http://www.pksca.com/

Sign-up ASAP (roster space is limited!) via Evite.


Logistics:

Please contact Denise, our Portland Tournament Manager, with any logistics/travel questions.

Paddling Equipment:

Do NOT plan on bringing your paddles. The boats used require a specific (longer) paddle that they will provide. Just bring yourself & your race jersey & bottoms. Race will also provide PFDs, but you may bring your own if you prefer.

Hotel:

Residence Inn by Marriott
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR

Hotel is approx 2 blocks from race site. Space Dragons have reserved a block of 10 rooms.

Contact Denise to get in one of these rooms.

Studio Suites for $169 per night. Each room can sleep up to 4 people. There is a king bed and full size sleeper sofa. Rooms are reserved Fri. - Sun, but if you are staying until Monday that can be arranged (ask Denise). Cost of rooms includes a continental breakfast.

For those renting vehicles or driving, cost to park @ hotel is $21 per night.

Airlines to Portland:

United, American, Delta, Southwest, Alaska (to name a few)
Fares range from about $225 on up. Depends on your flight times…book your flights soon…
Denise booked on Delta for $227, leaving LAX Friday at 11:00, arrive Portland at 1:00

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING & BEING SETTLED INTO THE HOTEL BY 4:00 pm ON FRIDAY.

OUR IMPORTANT PRACTICE IS CONFIRMED FOR FRIDAY JUNE 6, 5:00-6:00pm.

Shuttle from airport to hotel:
Hotel has no shuttle service but we can pick up the Blue Star Shuttle from the airport. Cost is $14 per person. No reservations needed. Airport is 12 miles from hotel, approx. 35 minute drive.

Car Rentals:
Optional, not required for the tournament.