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Archive for June 21st, 2008


June 21, 2008 @ 21:59 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, Dragonboats

The conditions for our second were not bad for an afternoon race — there was a slightly stronger tailwind and there was a little more chop as a result.  However, this didn’t prevent us from shaving a bit more time off, giving us a 2:18.  Overall, the boat felt better than the first race and we are all very happy with the results.

This means that we’re advancing to race on Sunday, with out first race at 10:00.

First race results

June 21, 2008 @ 15:13 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, Dragonboats

As I’ve mentioned, I’m the steersman on the Algonquin College Singapore Slings dragonboat team. This weekend is the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and our first race took place at 10:30. Our goal was to race 500m in 2:20, which we felt was attainable based on our past years’ performance. I’m happy to report that we completed the race in 2:19.

The conditions were perfect — no waves and a slight tailwind. Since then, the wind has come up a bit, so it’s entirely possible our next race at 4:30pm will be a little faster.