MR500 Results

On March 24, 2011 by Jean-Benoît_Delpy_Bourcart

Hello Paddlers



The MR500, with its new venue in the shadow of the Singapore Flyer at Marina Reservoir, proved to be an exciting and action-packed weekend for our large British Dragons contingent as we competed in an amazing 18 races!  It was also nice to see so many friends of the team drop by and support us and to end the weekend with a fabulous team dinner and celebration at RedDot (Dempsey).

The Men’s ‘A’ boat battled through the heats and semi’s to win a Silver in the Grand Final of the “MR500 Inter-Club Crew” (missing out on 1st place by a mere four one hundredth’s of a second!).  The team also recorded one of our fastest times ever for 500m in the first heat (2:03:68).

The Ladies were not to be outdone and fought hard through to the Grand Final of the “CHAMPION Premier Women” category – narrowly missing out on medals by taking fourth place against an all-Tertiary team line up.  They also achieved their fastest time (2:39:90) in the Final itself (after tackling a heavy schedule of prior races).

You can review the full MR500 2011 results here:

The British Dragons took up a collection in aid of Japanese disaster relief and this raised $735 which we presented to our friends in the Okinawa team (who were stationed right next to our team tent).  I understand that they will pass this money to the Japanese Embassy for onward routing to the Red Cross.  Many thanks to everyone who so kindly contributed.


Just a gentle reminder: NO team training on Saturday or Sunday this week (26th and 27th March).

Regular training will resume at Farrer Park with Pool Training at 7.00pm on Wednesday 30th March.


A Pub Quiz for team members (and friends) will take place at RedDot (Boat Quay) at 7.00pm on Friday 1st April. Entry fee is $10 (proceeds in aid of the Sailor’s Society charity).  If you wish to take part please email Rebecca.

Don’t forget your drinking shirt and team membership card.


We are off to see the Lion King musical at 8.00pm on Friday 8th April at The Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands.

We have secured an area for Category C “Dress Circle” tickets @ $128 each (if we get 20 of us we will enjoy an 8% discount so only $118 per ticket!).

If you want to join the animals please email Mel NOW stating how many tickets you would like (as she has to collate numbers by end of day Saturday 26th March).


Enjoy this brief rest from training, keep practising your pull-ups at the Fitness Corners and see you at the pool next Wednesday.

Best regards

Philip N. Morgan
– Team Secretary
British Dragons
– Singapore

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