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June 6, 2017

Every year, as I participate as videographer and photographer at the Space Coast Dragon Boat Camp, I am amazed at how different the dragon boat world is from the work place.  It's not that the difference only exists at camp, but it's exaggerated because of the concentr...

May 3, 2017

Week three at the Space Coast Camp is done and I'm on my way home. Week three was another good week, again with great weather but very hot. I coached a BCS crew of mighty survivors from New York. By the end of the week, they were the best BCS crew I have ever seen, and...

April 24, 2017

Week 2 is in the books at the Bow Wave training camp. The week ended with an excellent 2 K race with 5 crews competing. Team Tsunami, primarily from Edmonton, which included two Dragon Beasts, Maria MacDonald and Joanne Oostveen, had the fastest time at 9:35. The next...

April 17, 2017

Week One is in the books at the Bow Wave Dragon Boat Training Camp.  This camp, conducted annually under the leadership of Jim Farintosh in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida is a great way to kick off the season for many dedicated dragon boat paddlers from all over North A...

March 27, 2017

Many dragon boat paddlers, from both sides of the border, have been selected to attend various training camps in early April as part of the selection process for their National teams.  These athletes have been tested physically, have had their technique videoed and cri...

May 7, 2013

At the back of this group of canoers and kayakers was a lone, young woman in a canoe.  She was a left sided paddler , struggling to steer in the right’s wind, struggling against the head wind because of her size, struggling with her balance because her own coach was pa...

November 30, 2012

I haven’t written in a while, but I have lots of things to write about and I am going to start posting much more frequently.  This post comes from a guest blogger, well known athlete and coach, Jim Farintosh, who recently distinguished himself by racing at the Holy Gra...

June 10, 2012

It’s a blustery Sunday.  The weather channel says the wind chill is minus 2 degrees Celsius.  The wind is howling from the northwest at 40 to 60 km per hour.  Mercifully, the rain only comes in the form of light, intermittent showers. 

My hands are numb f...

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