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Jul 23, 2008

Final LB Logistics

Days away!! You ready??

Eat healthy, get lots of rest, continue light cardio but taper down exercises.
Be ready for intense competition, long hot days, & loads of fun!

Parking is very limited - CARPOOL!
No parking on residential streets
Get your parking permit - meet @ 7:50 AM Sat @ Alamitos Bay Basin #3 (see map below)
Galen will be distributing parking permits - place in full view on dashboard

Spectators / non-permit parking available @ Colorado Lagoon, metered lot @ Mother's Beach, Sea Port Marina Hotel, & the Ralph's Lot (on PCH)


Be @ Space Dragons Tents no later than 8:30 AM Sat.
Sun call time will be announced Sat afternoon.

Thanks all of you who are helping bring tables, coolers, chairs, etc!
Drop-off options:
  1. Redondo Beach, NG Space Park drop-off this Thurs (7/24) at 4 PM at R1/R2 lot (northeast corner of Aviation Blvd and Space Park Dr. across the way from the track) - map
  2. Drop off at SD Tents @ Marine Stadium at these times only:
    1. Thurs & Fri after 5 PM
    2. Sat morning between 6:30 and 7 AM
Remember to mark you stuff & take it home after the tournament on Sunday!


  • Race uniform -- Space Dragons sacred royal blue jersey and black bottom
  • Paddling Gear
  • Some cash
  • Water bottle (we will have water & gateraid coolers to fill you up!)
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses / hats
  • your fave snacks! bring some to share!
  • soap, soap-less sanitizer, toilet paper (in the past, the restrooms have ran out of TP)
  • camera & camcorders
  • watch
  • some
  • cell phone
  • towel
  • change of clothes (very casual) for Sunday post-race
  • hand-held fan
  • your A-game + the ever present team-first attitude!

Remember to eat light & eat for fuel during the race days!

Team is ordering Lee's Sandwiches, $3 each. Deadline to include your order is COB Wednesday!
Email if you are interested.

The site will also have food vendors.

  • Eat a good nutritious breakfast on your own before arriving (or bring breakfast)
  • Stay hydrated throughout the weekend - and stay out of the sun as much as possible!
  • Please check-in w/ Denise upon arriving at tent on Sat/Sun AM
  • Do not plan on leaving race site during the race weekend - if you need to, please let your Team Lead know (see below)
  • Please review the race rules here - strict enforcement!
  • Be cognizant of race heats/schedule - be @ tent 1.5 hours prior to your race
  • Carry your cell phone when you are looking around the race site
  • Have a good time! Look around & enjoy the scenes - just be wary of race schedule & the sun!
  • And like you always do - represent the Space Dragons well!


Please support these folks as they make sure we warm-up & marshal on-time!
  • SD Red -- Janice
  • SD Blue -- Joe
  • SD White -- Wade
  • SD Women -- Pearl
  • SD Men -- Galen
  • SD Masters -- Ceez


Ripple will have an informal potluck at their hotel Friday evening, time TBD, Space Dragons are welcome to join:
  • Extended Stay America -- Long Beach
  • 4105 E. Willow St, 90815, 562-989-4601
  • Contact Denise for time Friday if interested
During the race weekend, we'll be playing human-poker, join the fun and mingle with our sister team!


US Nationals races are on Friday, some peppered throughout Sat and Sun - cheer on our very own Emily (West Coast Women, Premier mixed) & Sammi (West Coast Jr. Women)!
And please respect the residents nearby, keep volumes low, especially in the mornings

WOOHOO! It's finally here!