1) KOREA BUSAN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL BECOMES FABULOUSLY AFFORDABLE
Great news about the race in Busan, Korea in October: we are now confirmed as an invited (and sponsored!) team by the organising authorities and this means that you will only need to pay for your flights, team registration fee and out of pocket expenses when you are there.
The cost of accomodation, team transfer to/from the airport, to/from the hotel to race venue, breakfast, water, daily lunchbox, sightseeing tour and a great Gala Dinner is all covered!
The races will be over 200m and 500m. The team last went to this impressive festival in its launch year and we had a terrific time (and came back with a slew of medals, TV appearances and some new friends too!). Now we are delighted to be going back to compete in the fourth year of this highly regarded International event.
Flights can be obtained for around $500-$600 currently (but book quickly of course) plus the race fee of $100 (to cover incidentals, team supper, etc.).
Book your own – right now! Do not delay as flights for our dates are filling fast.
A good itinerary seems to be with Vietnam Airlines (which is currently costing less than $500):
VN 655 Dep Ho Chi Min Sun 12-Oct-14 at 14.30 to Singapore Arr 17.25
* Since these are the core flights it is likely that we will be able to deploy our Busan team coach for the hotel transfers.
You can find these (and many other variants and airline routings) at:
Whichever flights/itinerary you decide upon please inform Natalia (International Rep.) of your itinerary as soon as it is booked:
Registering for the Race:
If you have not done so already – or have now decided that you would now like to join the Korea race – please register at:
Please pay your $100 registration fee to the Treasurers by Sunday 3rd August to confirm your place in the squad.
To participate in this overseas race you must have raced at least once in Singapore with the British Dragons.
Many nationalities do not need a Visa to enter Korea for up to 90 days – but a few do! So please check here:
If you do need a Visa then let Natalia know so that she can provide the supporting paperwork (if required) showing that you are part of an organised and invited team for this sporting event.
2) TRAINING ON SUNDAY 20th JULY MOVES TO THE AFTERNOON
3) END OF THE MONTH DRINKS
Join us on Friday 25th July at 6.30pm onwards.
Drinks will be held at London on Boat Quay. London is about half way along the waterfront at Boat Quay and supporters and guests are all very welcome
4) MEDALS AWARD BEACH BBQ
We will be having a Beach BBQ, Beers, Wines and Medal Awards Ceremony (for our Malaysia Races) after training on Saturday 2nd August 2014.
All the best,
Philip N. Morgan - Team Secretary
British Dragons - Singapore