Race Calendar for 2011 (including THREE overseas races) Register NOW!

On March 31, 2011 by Jean-Benoît_Delpy_Bourcart

Hello Paddlers

RACES AT-A-GLANCE | HONG KONG RACE DETAILS | KOREA RACE DETAILS | MALAYSIA RACE DETAILS SINGAPORE RACE DETAILS | PUB QUIZ

1) RACES AT-A-GLANCE

Here is our complete racing calendar planned for 2011.

Some of these events – such as Korea and Hong Kong – offer once in a lifetime opportunities to compete. For Korea the organisers cover practically everything (apart from the international flights) and we will try to get a group discount on those flights! These races match our abilities as a team, offer good competitive racing in fascinating places and provide a grand dinner celebration at the end. After our recent showing in the MR500 these races are not to be missed!

April 16th—–People’s Association Expat Team Race – 500m (We will compete instead of training on that day).

May 21st—–DIVAS 2011

Jun 17th-19th—–Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race

Jul 9th/10th—–SDBA 800m race at Bedok

Aug 20th—–SDBA-AustCham 10KM Dragon Boat Challenge 2011 (Marina Bay)

Sep 1st-5th—–Korea Busan Race – Korean Dragon Boat Association

t.b.a.—–SAVA Sprints 2011

Oct 20th-23rd—–Putrajaya – Malaysia International Dragon Boat Festival

Nov 19th/20th—–29th Singapore River Regatta 2011

 

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2) HONG KONG RACE DETAILS

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race

Dates: JUNE 17th – 19th (Fri to Sun so possibly one or two days annual leave)
Venue: Victoria Harbour, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Course: 500m (22 man) and 250m (12 man)
Registration: 30 participants (includes 1 team manager, 1 coach, 1 drummer, 1 steersman, and 26 paddlers)
Boats:

20(+2) and 10(+2)
Cost: Flight is SG$400 (plus SG$ 150) Approximate Total SG$700

3) KOREA RACE DETAILS

Busan – Korean Dragon Boat Association

Dates: 1st or 2nd Sept to 5th Sept (Thu/Fri to Mon so possibly 2 days annual leave)
Venue: Busan – South Korea
Course: 200m and 500,
Registration: 28 participants
Cost: Flights to Seoul SGD500 – SGD700, plus SGD150, Approximate Total SGD850*

(*The organisers will pay for all our meals and accommodation, they will also cover half the cost of an internal flight).

Date Programme
2nd Sep 

(Fri)

Am • Opening Ceremony  

• Racing / 200m [DB22(open, women), DB12(mixed)]

Pm • Racing / 200m [DB12(open, women), DB22(mixed)] 

• Awards ceremony

3rd Sep 

(Sat)

Am • Racing / 500m [DB22(open, women, mixed)]
Pm • Racing / 500m_ DB12(open, women, mixed) 

• Awards ceremony

4th Sep 

(Sun)

Am • Racing / 2,000m [DB22(open, women)] 

• Awards ceremony

Pm • Executives & Council meeting 

• Celebration Dinner

5th Sep 

(Mon)

• Departure

 

4) MALAYSIA RACE DETAILS

Putrajaya – Malaysia International Dragon Boat Festival 2011

Dates: OCTOBER – 20/21 – 23rd (Thu/Fri to Sun) Possible 1 day annual leave
Venue: Putrajaya Water Sports Complex, Putrajaya Malaysia
Course: 500m Boats
Boats: 20(+2) and (10+2)
Cost: SGD 250 MAX (we usually hire a coach from Singapore and travel as a team)

5) SINGAPORE RACE DETAILS

Some preliminary information on our racing fixtures in Singapore:

April – Sat 16th
Peoples Association Expat Team Race
Bedok Reservoir (last year we got a Silver).
Normally only 1 race, 500M and we can win medals. We will compete in this race instead of training.
(All paddlers should consider entering this race!)

May – Sat 21st
Males and females may register for the DIVAS 2011. Racing for the Ladies – or at least people who are dressed as Ladies!

It is traditional for the male teams to don themed dresses, perform a rehearsed dance number and then ‘attempt’ to paddle. This revelry is followed by a beach barbeque and beers. Certainly one of the most fun events of the Singapore race calendar!

July – Sat 9th & Sun 10th
SDBA July – 800m race at Bedok Reservoir
We are looking to see who would be interested in this race as we will not be entering all categories.

August – Sat 20th
SDBA-AustCham 10KM Dragon Boat Challenge 2011
This is an exhilarating and challenging mixed race around Marina Reservoir that involves continuous paddling for around 55 minutes (or less hopefully!)

November – Sat 19th & Sun 20th
29th Singapore River Regatta 2011
Singapore River (Boat Quay)
This is one of the key events of the Singapore calendar and always proves to be a memorable and exciting weekend.

6) PUB QUIZ

On Friday 1st of April at 7.00pm we will be holding a Pub Quiz for Charity (Sailors’ Society). It will be at RedDot at BoatQuay. $10 per participant (teams of up to 4 and everyone buys their own food/drinks). Members of the team and their friends are very welcome – just turn up on the night to take part.

Note that the trip to see “The Lion King” at the Sands Theatre on Friday the 8th April has been held over. We hope to have a new date in due course.

Looking forward to seeing you at training at the weekend

Best wishes,

Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons
– Singapore

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