Training Dates Update plus Registration now open for two more events

On June 28, 2015 by Jean-Benoît_Delpy_Bourcart



Despite our race squad going to Hong Kong in the coming week, training will continue (with the exception of NO Boot Camp on Thursday 2nd July 2015).  Here is a quick summary of when and what:

Tuesday 30th June – 6.30am – GOOB at Kallang
Wednesday  1st July – 7.00pm – Pool Training at Farrer Park Swimming Complex
Saturday  4th July – 3.30pm – Kallang
Sunday 5th July – 08.30am – Kallang
Tuesday 7th July – 06.30am GOOB at Kallang
Wednesday 8th July – 7.00pm – Pool Training at Farrer Park Swimming Complex
Thursday 9th July – 7.10pm – Pilates at Marina Bay Promenade (Boot Camp or Pilates are now held at this new location now far from Marina Bay Sands)

Please note that due to our races at the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival  (and the training break afterwards) we will NOT have any training on the following dates:

Saturday 11th July – Sunday 19th July (inclusive)

Dragon Divas Regatta 2015

Saturday 25th July (afternoon and evening)

The Divas gives a chance for our Ladies to paddle in their own special races and support Breast Cancer awareness… And the Gentlemen also get the chance to show their moves too!  Plus it’s all washed down with lots of Beer and a Buffet.
What: ….. Dragon Divas Regatta 2015
When: ….. 11.00am Saturday 25th July 2015 (ends 10.30pm).
Race: ….. 200m
Where: ….. Kallang Riverside Park
Fee: ….. Divas – $45, Drags and Guests – $35  (payable to the Treasurers)
Ladies Registration for the race will be open only until Wednesday 8th July.  We need to know whether you will be paddling or not taking part at all… So Ladies – it is a YES/NO from all of you please…
The races will probably be similar to last year:
200m – 10 Crew – Competitive for Ladies
200m – 20 Crew – Fun Race for Ladies
Ladies who take part will receive a free Divas Race Shirt too!
There will be no water race for the ‘Drags’ but they will be “performing” on land…*
Food at the party will be Mexican and Beer by Paulaner.
Updates on race news can be found on the Divas facebook page:

Please go to the page and give a “Like”.

* “Boys”, before you start moping and fussing and stamping your little feet and going off in a huff I do want to remind you that the British Dragons is indeed an ‘equal opportunity’ team.

Yes, that’s right – there is still a chance for you to take part in the fun at Divas if you wouldn’t mind, ahem, dressing up as a Lady.  Have a quiet word with Captain Dan or Captain James and they’ll take your measurements…

So to recap, Ladies will be paddling for medals, our “special ladies” will be dancing and everyone else is welcome (though you will need a wristband to participate and access the drinks and buffet etc.).  Ladies, “Special Ladies” (and Supporters/Guests) can register for the wristband by simply paying the Treasurers by Saturday 11th July.
AustCham 10K Challenge
Saturday 5th September (afternoon event)
This is a tough endurance race over 10Km around Marina Bay.  It is a mixed 18 paddler boat and takes just under one hour to complete. The British Dragons have a proud track record in this event having been placed 6th out of the 27 boats in 2013 and taking SILVER last year.

It is important to note that all paddlers need to be fit and have the mental and physical stamina to paddle for nearly an hour in race conditions and without any breaks whatsoever.  If you are unsure about your suitability or readiness for this event you are very welcome to consult with the Team Manager before registering.

Here is the registration link for both events:

Registration for these events will close on Wednesday 8th July 2015.

For those of you going to Hong Kong this week, Sam reminds us that as we are in student hostel style accommodation it might be worth taking a towel!

Any questions – just drop me an email!

All the best,

Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons
– Singapore