Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team readies for Sea Vancouver Regatta

for articles on the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team:see http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/blog/_archives/2006/3/29/1847817.html

Good Practice on the water tonight for our Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.

We are getting ready for the Sea Vancouver Regatta on July 9 &
10.  Our first race will be Saturday 10:30 – race #7.  It is
a 1000 metre long distance race with a turn at the 500 m. point.

Our second race will be a 250m sprint.  The third race will be a
500m final.  We practiced rate changes, 180 degree turns, starts
and learning each others names.  The latter is important because
we have welcomed 6 paddlers from other teams, and we had 3 first time
paddlers, and 2 second time paddlers on the boat tonight. 

Everybody had lots of fun and has remarked how welcome they have felt
coming out to practices.  “We practice inclusivity,” I have told
them.  “Everybody who comes out is important and brings something
special to the team.  We had some mini race pieces with other
teams on the water.  Very friendly!  Lots of greetings and
teasing each other.

After Sea Vancouver… our next races will be the Fraser Valley DBF @
Harrison Lake on July 16th, followed by the inaugural Vernon DBF on
July 23/24.

for articles on the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team:see http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/blog/_archives/2006/3/29/1847817.html

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