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Aug 14, 2013

SD Weekly Digest 8/14/13

With a little more than 4 weeks until TI, we need to make good use of these remaining days to prepare for a Strong Finish.  Treasure Island will have tough competition, as it does every year, and everyone will be watching us.  So let’s hit it hard and make everyone see all the hard work we have put in this year.  Get out to practice, intensify your land drills and fine-tune with SDWW and BOOST participation.

-   Great Job Oakland crew!  Each race was a Grand A Finals heat.  It was LOUD and CROWDED each and every race.  While we finished just shy of our goal, 2nd place in BOTH divisions is a HUGE accomplishment in ANY circumstances.  Sub-second losses are an opportunity to learn. Let it serve each and every one of us in preparing for TI.  ONE TEAM!

2.  DUES and FEES
-   Time to square up!
        Tempe $35, Baby LB $20, Alcan $35, Big LB $40 (Add $1 fee for Square Payments)
-   Not sure if you owe anything? Contact captains! We will be contacting you this week!
-   As always, cash or checks payable to Space Dragons, give to Denise, Marina, Roger or Robert

3.  2013 Lake Gregory Races – Sun Aug 18 (This Sunday)
-   WE ARE SHORT 9 PADDLERS TO REGISTER!, No other 12-man teams this year
-   Check it out and sign-up NOW if you are interested
-   Fun day in the mountains!
-   300m races, 1000m chase race (1 turn)
-   12 or 18 man crews in big boats
-   Fees: $15 for 18-man, $20 for 12-man per crew (mixed, open, women)

4.  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?  …  Train-Hard Win-Easy
-   Flights: Deals are out there now …  Check Spacebook!
-   Waivers: Electronic system like Alcan this year, pay attention for email invitations!
-   Lodging: Great job booking your rooms!  DEADLINE TODAY
* Please specify how many and what types of beds you want at time of reservation.
    * Fri-Sun rooms in our block are already booked, only Fri-Sat rooms remain.  If you need to add Sun contact Allan!

    Deadline for reserving a room for TI is Wed August 14th! After that our block will be released.

    * Normal practice resumes TODAY!
    * Sunday practice pending based on Gregory partiocipation, sign up if interested!

5.  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)
Please be ON TIME EARLY, we only have 1hr and need everybody to launch the boat!
 ** Special Boat Practice Poll (fill it out and keep it updated with changes)!

6.  Weekly Boost!
Have you done the Weekly Boost yet?  Get to it! New assignment up on Spacebook.  ( INCHWORMS WITH PUSH UP or WALL CLIMBS)

The Weekly Boosts will only take a few minutes a day through the week (M-TH, Fri rest) or you can do it all in one day. Your choice.  Just get it done!  Update Spacebook when you do it.  It’ll not only help you (tracking what you’ve done), it’ll help us (recognize the work and thought we put in), and help the team (encourage others to join in too).  We want the whole team to participate, so get to it! By doing the Weekly Boost, you’re not only supporting and encouraging your fellow teammates, but you are also supporting and encouraging your coaches.

 -- Your Captains