The Greater Vernon Dragon Boat Festival, is “THE FAVORITE” race of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team. This is the the 4th straight year we have entered, and the 5th annual race in 2009.
In 2007, the Gung Haggis dragon boat team won the gold medal in B Division. In 2008, we finished 2nd in the C Division Finals.
We posted the 6th fastest time for 200m sprints this morning.
Coach/paddler/steers Todd Wong, and paddlers Dave Samis and Steven Wong are also helping out to steer boats for other teams.
On Saturday afternoon, the team had just gotten seated in the Calgary based Dynasty dragon boats, when the races were temporarily canceled due to
high winds. The team waited out the wind and rain in the racer's village. But thunder and lightning storms continued the delay, until the races were canceled for the day.
Gung Haggis Fat
Choy dragon boat team retired to Martin's Nest, the home of our hosts, and 14 paddlers jumped in the hot tub.
Now we have to paddle the first race of Sunday, and do 3
races on Sunday…. Team is in good spirits… and now doing bbq.