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Post by fflloorreenntt » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 2:42 pm

Folks,

Any advice on how to start dragon boat training?

I am French, and would really like to start - but am really a beginner and probably won't be able to attend all trainings...

Are there any initiations? other ideas?

Thanks,

fflloorreenntt

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Post by hei guess what » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 1:34 pm

Simple, just turn up at the training session of any one of the following teams and jump right in. Beginners are accepted any time and nationality of rowers are not limited to those corresponding to the team’s name. Try out a few teams until you find one whose teammates you can click with.

However, to prevent intense embarrassment to oneself, perhaps doing 100 pushups each day and practising on the rowing machine at the gym beforehand might help. :P

American Association of Singapore Dragon Boat Racing Team
http://www.aasingapore.com/programs/dragonboat.shtml

Australian Chamber of Commerce Singapore Dragon Boat Team
http://www.ozdragon.org/

British Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Team
http://www.britishdragonboat.com/

Canadian Dragon Boat Team Santa Fe
http://www.canadians.org.sg/dragonboat.htm

German Dragons Singapore
www.germandragonssingapore.org

Irish Dragon Boating Team
http://gaelicdragons.org/

Knock yourself out . . .

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Post by sanz33 » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 1:50 pm

hi fflloorreenntt

a group of us are planning to visit the irish dragon boat team on the 15th jul after their races, you are welcome to join us if you are interested...

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic32958.html

also, safra dragon boat is organising an orientation row on the 8th jul for both genders even though they are ony recruiting female rowers this time round... their website can be found here: http://safradragons.org/index.php

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Post by pcgwee » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 1:09 am

Have no fear, fflloorreenntt! Picking up dragon boating is really easy and you can start by coming down this weekend 1st and 2nd July at the bedok Reservoir. Enjoy the festive racing atmosphere and socialize with the competiting paddlers. Most of the teams will be there and just ask around!
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