We had our last practice on Tuesday evening, to prime our team for the Richmond Dragon Boat races set for this Saturday July 17. It was the first time we had 20 people in the boat for awhile, since getting ready for the Alcan Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival on June 19 & 20.
The team is looking mighty nice. We worked on starts and transitions. We rotated 2 drummers Debbie and Keng, as well as 2 steers – myself and Dave.
Our first race will be at heat 2 @ 10:10 at the UBC Rowing Centre in Richmond, against Richmond Survivorship.
Our 2nd race should be at Heat 8 @ 11:30, 3rd race Heat 11 @ 12:45.
We hope to make it into the Grand Final at 2pm.
Last year we made it to the A Final, and were a split second from the bronze medal. This year we hope to medal in the A Final.