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2014 Dragon Boat News

Monday 2th June 2014 Sunny
It was the big day! ADragon had a series of intensive Dragon Boat Races at Stanley Beach. All of them tried their best and finally they got the 1st runner up in the Mixed Bronze Plate Final with the fastest record of 1 minute and 31 seconds!Congratulations!

Well done, ADragon! Well done, our caption, Lau Cheong!

Saturday 24th May 2014 Sunny
Cloudy. It is the last practice, and it is the time to do something real. Our record is 1minute and 40 seconds, a little bit faster than our last record. Two boats invited us for a mini race, and the coach encouraged us to take it!

ADragon won! We made a dragon head distance above the other. The team was existing on the race and be confident by it.

Looking forwards to the big day!

Saturday 17th May 2014 Sunny
It is the 4th training. The coach showed us the race starting style, and we felt the boat fly! The total course length is 270 meters, and our record is 1minute and 42 seconds, which is not a bad result but not good enough for the final.

Looking forwards to the last practice.

Saturday 3th May 2014 Cloudy
Weather is unpredictable. It was sunny when we were going to Stanley, but it turned to cloudy when we arrived the beach.

Shower and big wind went along with us for the practice. The red flag was hanged at the Stanley Main Beach when the boat was going towards the sea.

It is the only time I thought the boat might sink.

We got wet and felt cold, but no one asked for going back!

Sunday 27th April 2014 Sunny
Welcome to our new drummer, Laura from The Gate, to join the second practice. After the warm up exercise on the beach, and the distribution of souvenir tees of Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships 2014, the team jumped on the boat with the good spirit.

The total weight of 20 rowers made the boat heavily, and we needed to spend extra energy on every single paddle. Instead of the 30-30-paddles training, the coach ordered us to row 30-40-50-70 paddles. And his final target is 120-paddles. God bless us.

Saturday 12th April 2014 Sunny
It was a sunny day. Stanley. 13 rowers from 6 agencies showed up for the first practice. Most of us are veterans, so we only spent a short time to train the new players and then started to play something “real”.

Jack, coached us again, divided the boat in two, and ordered the whole team rowed the first 10 paddles, and then 30 front, 30 back, 30 front, 30 back… After 10 (or 15?) cycles, all of us were completely burnt out. But we were happy to see the boat went really fast, and we were in shape already.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the team at the next practice.