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Jan 26, 2011

SD Digest 1-26-11

Space Dragons,

It's that time of the week again!  Let us know if you're attending practice!

1.  PRACTICE REMINDERS
  • Please be on time: Sat 7:30, Sun 9:00; it's important to properly warm up and stretch before getting on the boat
  • DO NOT park on Appian Way or any neighboring streets
  • DO NOT park in the small Boy Scout lot on Sunday mornings
  • THEFT reported on the beach--store valuables in your vehicles and not in packs unattended during practice
  • Keep your belongings close to the team -- safety in numbers!

2.  MANDATORY TEAM MEETING -- Feb 5
  • SCDBC requirement:every paddler must review the safety rules and take a written test
  • Held after practice @ Mother's Beach

3.  TEMPE -- March 26-27
  • Please RSVP
  • $80 2011 dues payable to Space Dragons
  • $35 Tempe race fees payable to Space Dragons
  • Update your response with lodging and transportation info
  • Also indicate your interest in a team charter bus to/from Tempe
  • No Flake Rule enforced: Feb 27
  • Last day for hotel cancellation: March 10

4.  SOCIAL HOUR -- Feb 4
  • 1st social hour of the year -- First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
  • The entire Natural History Museum stays open from 5pm - 10 pm and features musical performances by fresh and innovative artists., exciting scientific discussion, adult drinks, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours.
  • Go here to buy museum admission tickets ONLY http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=19196
  • Note: pool your friends together to purchase tickets to share the "service charge"
  • Check out the blog post

5.  20 KM CHALLENGE -- Aug 27th
  • Want a challenge?  How about paddle a dragonboat 20 KM over the course of 2.5 hours
  • The 20 KM 2011 Challenge will be held in Montreal on Sat Aug 27th
  • The Dragon Boat Club of Boston (our host team in Boston last year) is fielding a team to head up north
  • Here is the info in a nutshell:
  • There are 2 divisions
    1-Challenge yourself / challenge your team. (top 3 gets medals)
    2-Competitive (top 3 Medals and Trophy for best times.

    Our secret - Every paddlers gets a little 20km medal like key chain for their accomplishments.
    It is important to know:
    Heat 1 = 6.7km
    At the locks there will be a 25 min one and only bathroom break (back by popular demand :)
    Heat 2 = Open water 6km
    10 Minute break (paddlers remain inside  the boat, (the locks))
    Heat 3 = 6.7km
    Finish!
    You will be paddling for 1h30min and you can add 45min break. Your team will be competing for a total of 2h30min. There is a beer terrace close by.
  • More details can be found here
  • Interested paddlers contact Nancy Wong of DBCB

6.  SAN FRANCSICO -- Sept 17-18
  • Dates are set for San Francisco -- Sept 17 & 18

--  Your Captains