Last Sunday I was up at 5:00 freaking AM to head to Kelso for our first team Typhoon dragonboat regatta at the Oakville Dragonboat Festival (held in Milton?!). The venue was good though you couldn’t see the races from the competitors camp area and there was a hill we had to climb several times over the day to get down to the boats. There was no dock, which was strange, so teams had to haul butt in and out of the boats the old fashion way … actually getting into the water!
This was our first regatta this year (last year at our first race we finished 2nd in the Consolation Final for Platinum division). This year we finished 3rd in the D Division Championship Final! Woohoo us! AND we posted our best time ever as a team for the 500m race – 2:29:63.
Our sister team – the very professional, very well trained Cyclones finished 4 in the A Division Consolation Final, and 9th overall for the day. Way to go Cyclones!
3) Dr. Lick catnaps; 4 & 5) our camp
6) more camp; 7) down by the water teams ready themselves; 8) our best time ever!
We posted our best time in the second race of the day (see below). We had the middle lane and were trailing but through stronger endurance and strength caught up and passed the other teams to finish first!