Our team is very proud that four of our 2014 IDBF Club Crew World Championship Team members are racing in Adelaide, Australia this week at the 2016 World Club Crew Championships. Karen is competing in the Senior B Racing Division while Gary, Nod and Brian are competing in the Senior C Racing Division. All the best and may the best paddlers win. Follow the action for Day 1 on the video below. Good'ay and Paddles Up!
Join the team cheer, "We Can't See You Beating Us" on race day. Drink in the energy of pre-marshalling and marshalling with the teams we'll be racing in the upcoming heat. Walk down to the docks and get into the dragon boat we will be racing. Paddle out to the start line, warm up for the pending start. Hear the final commands from fthe steers person and drummer as we line up with the eight other teams. The the starter's call, "we have alignment....paddlers are you ready", the horn sounds and the race stratedgy the team has been practicing is put to the test. Join us and awaken your inner dragon.
The 2016 Team will be made up of 24 paddlers (12 female and 12 male - all experience levels welcomed) and one steers person and one drummer / caller. Our first team "Open Boat Practice" will be held at Dragon Zone on Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. If you would like to attend the free practice or would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the following contact form:
Paddles Up - History of Eye of the Dragon
In 1993 Elizabeth Nash, who was visually impaired and the mother of a sighted dragon boat paddler, recognized dragon boating as a sport that persons with vision loss could participate fully. She contacted all of the local dragon boat teams in Vancouver and challenged them to take on a visually impaired paddler. One team responded, Concord Pacific's "Flying Dragons", and Patrick York joined the team as the first blind paddler.