Races – Can or Not? Plus an earlier closing date for the MR500 race

On February 17, 2012 by Jean-Benoît_Delpy_Bourcart

Hello Paddlers

RACES – CAN OR NOT?   |   MARDI GRAS CHALLENGE   |   MR500 EARLIER CLOSING DATE   |   AWARDS HAND-BACK

1) RACES – CAN OR NOT?

If you haven’t done so already, then please register YES or NO to your participation in the following races immediately:

Mardi Gras Challenge – 25th February 2012
MR500 – 24th & 25th March 2012
Boracay – 26th, 27th, 28th April 2012 (Singapore Barbarians event)

Even if you cannot take part in ANY of these races then still go online and register NO to them all so that the Captains will know your status (and will not have to chase you!).

Register your status for these events immediately at:

www.britishdragonboat.com/race-registration/

(Please note that endorsement for inclusion in the Barbarians to Boracay team is at the discretion of our team Captains.  Anyone wishing to participate must have raced one or more times in Singapore with the British Dragons to be eligible for consideration).

2) MARDI GRAS CHALLENGE

This is an annual novelty event hosted by the American Dragons for the International dragon boat community in Singapore.

Where:….. Kallang Riverside Park
When:….. Saturday 25th February
Price:….. $30 (payable now to Mel or Mifie)

Please come along at 2.45pm on the day to complete the entrance formalities and get your entry wristband.

Each team member should be in British kit and can borrow a team paddle and life jacket (if they don’t have their own).

This event will replace training and is NOT open to first-time paddlers.

If you wish to bring a guest along for the BBQ and Beers party afterwards (5.30pm onwards) then you may buy an additional ticket for $30 when you purchase your own.

Registration closing date: Sunday 18th March 2012.

3) MR500 EARLIER CLOSING DATE

The MR500 is our first major race event of the season.

Where
:….. Jurong Lake Park
When:….. Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March
Price:….. $50 for the race weekend – or $30 if you (or your guest) are just joining for the team dinner on the Sunday evening (payable now to Mel or Mifie)

The registration closing date has been brought forward to: Wednesday 29th February 2012.

As this race is little more than a month away our Captains and Coach have requested that you get yourself along to all training sessions from now on if you wish to compete effectively in the race.

4) AWARDS HAND-BACK

If you were the proud recipient of a team award in 2011 then I’m afraid that the sun is setting on it and it is now time to hand it back.  It can then be given a polish and a shine and engraved with the name of the new recipient at the upcoming Annual Team Meeting on Saturday 17th March.

Please take your final photographs of it (and with it!) and then bring your cherished award along to training this Saturday and pass it to Mel.

By the way, if you are a regular paddler with the team then you will receive a personal invite to the Annual Team Meeting in the coming weeks.

I look forward to seeing you all at training at the weekend.

All the very best,

Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons
– Singapore

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