It's the final dragon boat regatta of the 2009 season in Vancouver
Last Gasp dragon boat regatta Sep 5 Saturday @ Science World/False Creek
This will be the first public dragon boat race in Canada that features 10 person dragon boats. These boats were first used in Vancouver for the World Police and Fire Games in August.
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team started their racing season with practices in the last week of February, the first race on May 2 in Burnaby's Barnet Marine Park, the Dragon Zone regatta on June 7th, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival on June 20 and 21st.
We entered the Richmond Festival for our first time, and came 4th in the A division. We traveled to Vernon for July 25/26, as it is our favorite race of the year on beautiful Kalamalka Lake.
We will next enter the UBC Day of the Long Boats and the Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival Regatta, to race in voyageur canoes.
But first…. we have to race Saturday Sep 5th at the Last Gasp regata.
Dragon Zone beside Science World, at Creekside Park, Vancouver BC.
Please come cheer us on!
Here's the message from our magnificient manager Tzhe Lam:
I have finally received the race grid from Dragon Zone and it looks like the first races of the day start at 9am.
first race of the Day will be at 9:55am so we will need to marshall at
9:35 if they are on time which means I would like everyone to be at
Dragon Zone at 9am at the very latest.
This is so that we have
enough time to setup tents and get organized as well as make sure we
get the final roster into the Officials so that we can race.
If you have not signed the roster yet make sure you arrive early so that you can do so.
Also bring me your $20 race fee if you have not yet paid me!!!
Our second race will be between 12pm and 12:45pm depending on our placing in our first race
Race 3 will be most like between 2:15 and 3pm depending on our times
Race 4 1000m will be between 3:20pm – 4:20pm again determined by overall time.
These are rough estimates of time and can and will change on race day depending how quick/slow they get the races out.
As always bring food and drink of your choice to the event. Preferably something that won't make you sick while paddling.
Fans and supporters are welcome.