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Jun 12, 2013

SD Weekly Digest 6/12/13

Hell Week – Alcan Edition!
Leg Circuit, Ab Circuit, Robert’s Twisting Plank, Side Plank, Space Murph  As much as for the Alcan participants to harden their game before the races, Hell Week is a great opportunity for those that have been missing post-practice Land and Core workouts to see what FUN things we have been doing! 

Even if you’re not going to Alcan, let’s keep up the team spirit, get Hell Week done and push each other to be better!
1.  2013 Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (VANCOUVER) – Fri Jun 21 – Sun Jun 23 
-   Still 4 Men’s spots left!  Sign up! Before it’s too late!
-   Fri Practice: Meet at race site 4p-4:30p, on the water 5p-6p. 
-   Travel via Seattle: I-5 bridge collapse may complicate travel from Seattle airport to Vancouver, review your travel plans!.
-   Event Website:
    ->  WAIVERS:               On-line waiver signing – Please respond to your email invitation(s) !!
                                             You may have 2 waiver invites, respond to BOTH!
    ->  Race Fee:                   $35  …  You know the drill ;)
    ->  Paddle Transport:    Some very nice teammates are willing to lug your paddle up the West Coast. (Awh!) So if you want in on the deal, reserve your spot. Hand off your paddle on Wed or Sat/Sun (your last practice before travel)
    ->  Comm in Canada:    Data and Voice roaming IS EXPENSIVE! Make sure you learn how to turn off data roaming on your phone!Probably need to leave call roaming on to send/rcv texts.

                                             Let us know if you are ok with text messages from the team. We are sticking with TEXT as primary team communication in Canada...
                                             "Heard” that:
-          Sprint and Verizon do not charge extra $$ for text, both sending and receiving.
-          AT&T $0.20 to send, no extra $$ to receive.
-          T-Mobile $0.20 each msg, both sending and receiving.
                                             BUT check with your wireless carrier for any extra charges while you are in Vancouver.
                                             If you OPT OUT, then find someone on the Doodle who said YES, and ask them for updates!
    ->  DOODLE RESP:     respond to above items, plus more!
    ->  PASSSPORT:           Make sure it is valid through 12/31/13!
    ->  LODGING:               Finalize your roomies and lodging plans!

   - Don't forget to review the attached safety materials, do the safety test and make sure you got all of the correct answers.  Then at practice, tell Captain Roger and sign the SCDBC sheet.

3.  BEACH CLEANUP – THIS Saturday!!! 
-   After practice, join us for about 30min of cleaning our beach!
-   Gloves and trash bags provided by Marina!

4.  BAKE SALE – Sat July 6th 
-   Save the date!  Only 1 month away!  
-   Start thinking of COOL things to bake, here are some ideas:
           Popular items:
               COLD Watermelon (we’ll cut at the sale)
               Fruit kabobs
               Rice Crispy Treats
               Cookies (please pre-bag, 3 per bag)
               Spam Musabi
               Breads: Banana, Zucchini, Pumpkin
               Mini cheese cake
-   Looking for volunteers to help set-up, sale and clean-up.
-   Stay tuned for sign-up links for goodies and/or sales support

5.  Big LB – Sat/Sun July 27-28 
-   Sign up asap; it's just around the corner!
-   3 Mixed boats, Genders, Masters, 500m and 200m races

6.  2013 PDBA CLUB CREW QUALIFIERS (Oakland) – Aug 10-11
-   Check it out and sign-up NOW if you are interested
-   Winners of these races get the opportunity to represent the US in Italy 2014!
-   Remember the Big Picture!

7.  2013 Treasure Island Dragonboat Races – Sep 14-15
-   Check it out and sign-up NOW if you are interested
-   Space Dragons Traditional season ender!
-   Remember 2012?  …  Work Hard Play Hard

8.  NORMAL PRACTICE - Sat/Sun 9am, Wed 5:30p-Sunset
   - Practice Poll Reminder: Be mindful of the practice poll. We need your poll responses for Sat/Sun practice by Wed 7p to properly notify SCDBC, later responses, while helpful to coaches and captains, do not help us satisfy our obligations to the association, beach monitors and the greater DB community.

** Wed/Sat/Sun Practice Poll (fill it out and keep it updated with changes)!

    SPECIAL BOAT  Sat/Sun 7:45a, before normal practice (8a ON THE WATER)
   -  Adding Sundays starting THIS WEEK!  
 Please be on time, we only have 1hr!
   -  Usually a smaller group, so an accurate practice poll is extremely important.  Please keep this poll updated! Don't be "that guy" who signs up and then doesn't show up!

** Special Boat Practice Poll (fill it out and keep it updated with changes)!

-- Your Captains