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Videos [19 Aug 2008|06:50pm]

henman
A friend who's thinking of starting an LJ dragon boat team in Toronto posted these:



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Cambodia Boat Tragedy [29 Nov 2007|11:46pm]

menglang
Phenom Penn had taken away 5 Singaporeans in a recent traditional boat race.

Click to read more:
http://menglang.livejournal.com/tag/cambodia+tragedy

In loving memory of ...
Boon San http://bgpoh.blogspot.com/

Stephen http://energizerloh.blogspot.com/

Jeremy http://rememberingjerbroni.blogspot.com/

Wei Zheng http://rvhs2j2001.blogspot.com/

Reuben http://ntu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6327748991
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Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival this weekend [19 Sep 2007|08:10pm]

petercoyl
Anyone racing in or going to Pittsburgh this weekend? link
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Kipona (Harrisburg, PA) [31 Aug 2007|07:47pm]

petercoyl
Anyone in the Harrisburg, Pa area that is going to the Dragon Boat races on the Waterfront tomorrow from 11 to 1? [Link]
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quick note [04 May 2007|12:46pm]

carvroom
[ mood | busy ]

If you love paddle sports, adventure racing or the sea, then you should watch the paddling film event of the year,
THIS IS THE SEA
More details here.

I'm definitely going for it.



THIS IS THE SEA is the first ever action sea kayaking video and a world tour with some of the worlds' best sea kayakers, by award-winning female kayaker Justine Curgenven. It is sea kayaking at its most exciting! Thrilling footage taken in big surf and roaring tidal races lets you feel you are in the boat with expert paddlers. Watch their eyes bulge and hear them scream in excitement as they meet the challenge of big water!

Hear personal insights from the world's top sea paddlers including expedition paddler Chris Duff, Greenland Kayak Champion Malligiaq Padilla, and world leaders Nigel Foster and Nigel Dennis. Locations are as far afield as California, Georgia, Florida, Washington, Greenland, Japan, Wales and Russia.


Only available in Singapore. Sorry!
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Any USA dragonboaters? [08 Feb 2007|02:44am]

ladyjane083
Just wondering if there are any people interested in dragon boat who live in the USA on live journal. I practice in Philly.
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greetings! [12 Dec 2006|12:23pm]

carvroom
[ mood | bouncy ]

Hi rowers!

just thought i would like to share my dragonboat club's website with y'all.

=)

enjoy the holidays!

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Singapore River Regatta [18 Oct 2006|11:28pm]

dragonboat_er
Hello everyone.
I'm sure none of you knows me. But, anyway, just asking around, is anyone taking part in the Singapore River Regatta @ Singapore River on 11 November 2006 and 12 November 2006?
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Happy birthday to us! [30 May 2006|10:26pm]

henman
Happy 4th Birthday to dragonboat!

It's been too quiet here for too long, so how's everyone doing? How is your season going?
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World Dragon Boat Racing Championships [04 Aug 2005|01:43pm]

jan_jan_jan
Anyone here know a better site than http://www.dragonboat2005.de/ to get information about the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Germany? My sister is on the team for the US & it's driving me crazy that I can't find a good site with updated info. Of course, my sister has friends in Germany who will be e-mailing their friends back home with additional information but I'm looking for something that's up to the minute, real time. Anyone?
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[31 Jul 2005|11:55am]

kimmmiers
Hows everyone's db season going ?
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Seeing is Believing! [26 Jul 2005|05:54pm]

menglang


This expedition will raise funds for Seeing is Believing, a StandChart Bank initiative to fund doctors operating on children with curable blindness, and keyboard for kids, which is aiming to distribute refurbished PC in Indonesia.

To make a donation, click here.

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Significance: This expedition will accomplish the first crossing in modern times of the strait separating Singapore and Indonesia aboard an outrigger canoe. It will raise money and awareness of 'Seeing is Believing", a charity sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank that pays for eye operations for indigent patients around the region.

Objective: The expedition is also raising awareness of, and collecting used computers for, 'Keyboards for Kids', a chrity that places used computers into Indonesian schools. Last, but not least, the expedition marks the start of an exciting new sport in Singapore: Outrigger Canoeing (perfect x-crosstraining for dragonboaters!)
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Singapore Paddle Club Announces Sentosa to Batam Outrigger Canoe Charity Expedition!!!! [19 Jul 2005|12:03am]

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The Singapore Paddle Club kicked off a charity drive today in support of Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme and Keyboards for Kids.

The centerpiece of the charity drive will be an unassisted 80 kilometer round trip paddle by the Singapore Paddle Club from Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach to Batam and back on July 30th and 31st aboard Kinohi, Southeast Asia’s first modern outrigger canoe. Kinohi’s Batam journey will replicate the pre-historic voyages made by the region’s first Austronesian settlers aboard boats that may have been substantially similar, but for materials, to today’s racing outriggers.

The Batam expedition has received generous support from Standard Chartered Bank, the Raffles Marina and the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club ("RSYC"). Raffles Marina and RSYC have donated safety boats for the expedition’s use. A flotilla of Raffles Marina and RSYC members will accompany Kinohi during its passage in order to raise awareness of Seeing is Believing and Keyboards for Kids.

Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme aims to restore sight to one millionpeople. In partnership with Sight Savers International and VISION 2020 – the international body for the elimination of avoidable blindness – Standard Chartered has identified 12 flagship projects in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The funds collected will go towards cataract operations, training of eye care doctors, building of training facilities and vision centers.

In addition to raising funds for Seeing is Believing, the Singapore Paddle Club will be collecting used computers for donation to schools in Bintan Island through the Keyboards for Kids programme organized by Bintan’s Loola Adventure Resort (www.loola.net). Keyboards for Kids places operable second hand computers into schools on Bintan Island.

The Singapore Paddle Club (www.singaporepaddleclub.com) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of outrigger canoeing and dragon boating in Singapore. The Club is based on Sentosa, Singapore’s Island Resort.

Parties wishing to donate funds to Seeing is Believing are encouraged to contact stuart@singaporepaddleclub.com. Additional information concerning Seeing is Believing may be obtained from Tricia.Ang@sg.standardchartered.com or by visiting http://www.standardchartered.com/global/csr05/com_seeing.html. Computer donations to Keyboards for Kids should be directed to Dr. Marc van Loo at marc@pacific.net.sg. The Raffles Marina and Republic of Singapore Yacht Club may be contacted at bc@rafflesmarina.com.sg and info@rsyc.org.sg, respectively.

Membership in the Singapore Paddle Club is open to all competitive athletes. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Club at info@singaporepaddleclub.com.
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New Poster [16 Jul 2005|07:41pm]

ronnisioux
[ mood | accomplished ]

Hey All,

I just found this community and wanted to post our website and welcome all of you to join us in March for our races. www.azdba.com
The Arizona Dragon Boat Association.

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hello :) [28 Jun 2005|11:17am]

bandnerdchick
[ mood | cheerful ]

hello all... i joined this community a while ago, but never got a chance to say anything... i'm the caller for the portland fire dragons, and we just started competing in races a year ago, and have been doing well so far... i'd love the post pictures but am not that techno sauvie, so here's our website:

http://portlandfiredragons.com/

our racing season just started, and i hope all of your's are going well :)

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This weekend [24 Jun 2005|06:07pm]

henman
This weekend is the 17th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival on Centre Island - the largest dragon boat festival outside of Asia.

Who's going to be there and who are you paddling for? (We're going over on Sunday to watch.)
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Happy birthday to me... [30 May 2005|11:08am]

henman
The dragonboat community is three years old today. Awww, isn't it cute? :)


(Makes a note in my diary: this year's Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival is June 25 & 26.)
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Singapore Paddle Club in Deep Water Bay 2005, Hong Kong [03 May 2005|08:28pm]

menglang
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IPC B, IPC A, SPC B, SPC A, and some other team (surprise pic taken by a hk frd)


深水灣龍舟比賽, 2005年5月1日

This is the only dragonboat race in HK that is part of the "Festival of Sport".

We did quite well for all our events and emerged finals in all events for men, ladies and mixed.

SPC won its third medal this year, shocking our gracious host from HK that had been expected to dominate. No other country has ever came so close in this mixed event. The mens open were tough - but we played it well. The ladies put on a tough fight in the finals too. We didnt get anything in both events; and yet we got everything. We were ecstatic.


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The mixed event was the most exciting one. First time ever - 2 teams from 2 countries in the same event. It was massive showdown. We expected there would be strong competition from the HK teams, especially the HKIPC, but in the end, the strength of the other teams didnt really matter. Both HKIPC teams came in 2nd and 3rd in the mixed event; while SPC came in 1st and 4th. We were in the top 2 or 3 in all events (heats, semis) - and i think our consistency was the key.

Our 2nd mixed team, the team which i was in, came in 4th - (owwww....) but we were pleased with the results and performance - no one actually expected the gutsy underdog of SPC team B to finish through the heats, semis....

Anyway, Singapore Paddle Club surged past the favoured big guns in the many grueling events to seize the gold - our only medal - in the mixed event.

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The all time winner - HK Firemen team.... these guys are big giants .... scary...



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transporting the dragonboats.....

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mitch & stace studying the race programme

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... ok.. and that's shaoqin - our hostress ;) see u in 2 weeks time ya?!


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Listerine from IPC - friendly man wif and interesting front teeth ;)

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the team from some Navy School....the kids there really start paddling at a very young age!!
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Singapore Paddle Club in HK - Po Toi Island [03 May 2005|06:52pm]

menglang
the champion team - silver eagle
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This race is a blast, short and dirty at 250 to 300m; and a great venue. It's a men's race in the 22 crew boats though there are also women's races in the 12 crew boats.

蒲苔島 (main island of the Po Toi Islands in Hong Kong) - fishermen will gather and race - and this time, Singapore Paddle Club were there to join in the fun too.

We had quite a lot of events for this race - the fishermen were power. Every heat was like racing in a final. It was that tough! The wooden boat was heavy, NARROW, and it was definitely not an easy job at all to steer the boat - especially in the very rocky waters - one slight movement, and that's it. So the middle pack actually spent more than half of the time bailing out the water in the boat - i was already mentally drained by the time the race commences at the starting point.

We came into a collision wif 2 other boats when the steerer from HKIPC fell and lost control of their boat. No one was hurt though ;)

And we got to meet the legendary steerer of hkipc - remember the one which derek mentioned - the one who can 'paddle' and steer wif the big cox? Ok.... he's a bit like Paul's - both same hair color - though i think that hongkie is more vogue for his age.

We emerged finals again - but its some C-Finals - we didnt perform well in this event - but we gained invaluable race experience and exposure.....if u have missed it, just too bad :) You missed not jus the race experience but also how the way this event is carried out - incense paper, joss sticks, bright color flags, traditional offerings to the god... no footwear on board cos the boats were all blessed.... it was very chaotic, yet systematic (in mitch ho's words).. yeah.. but since i couldnt understand their language - its not that bad ;)

SPC is most grateful for the assistance from Buzz Dragon HK team and HKIPC for providing us wif the boats, the post-race dinner, etc.



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there's something for everyone.... ;)
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Check this out!! [07 Apr 2005|12:49pm]

menglang
The website is up!

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