2013 Dragon Boat Steerer Clinics
geared for those preparing for 2014 Sarasota
BCS dragon boat event
August 8 Thursdaycancelled = Princeton 6-dark (training, instruction) August 31 Saturdayrescheduled/relocated = Princeton 10-1PM (training, instruction)
August 31 Saturday = Lake Parsippany 10-1PM (training, instruction)
Sept 1 Sunday = Princeton 10-1PM (training, instruction)
Sept 7 Saturday = Lake Parsippany 10 - 3PM (race practical)
Sept 21 Saturday = Lake parsippany 10 - 3 PM (race practical)
Hosts = Machestic Dragons (Princeton) and Pathways Team SOS NJ (Parsippany) agreed to make their equipment and facilities available for hosting these training sessions.
Instructor = Ellen Law, steering since 1994 and served as a steerer on TEAM USA for 9 straight IDBF world championships
Steering Fee = Free for all steerer candidates (but if you really really want to donate something - maybe a bag of peanut M&Ms will be fine)
Geared for all those preparing for Oct 24-26, 2014 Sarasota IBCPC BCS Participatory Dragon Boat Festival
REGISTRATION & FEE
Complete online registration form (for both steerers and paddlers).
PADDLERS = $30: PADDLER OF THE LAKE competition on Sept 7 and Sept 21 at Lake Parsippany. Includes 3-4 races, breakfast munchies, lunch and prize for the winner. We'll have some toys on the lake too for paddlers to play with - two OC-1s and kayaks.
STEERERS = Free
The focus of these steering clinics will be for the gals racing in Sarasota - but I have no problem allowing others to participate too (guys and gals). But Sarasota candidates will have first priority if we are time constricted.
9/1 - AT MERCER COUNTY LAKE, PRINCETON
South Post Road (on West Windsor side of Lake): directions, googlemaps
Training Session - Depending on the number of attendees (ideally 4-6 per dragon boat, with 6-8 volunteer paddlers)
Each candidate to get in 8+ minutes with big stick
10-15 minutes post session discussion
8/31, 9/7, 9/21 - At LAKE PARSIPPANY
850 Lake Shore Drive, Parsippany: Mapquest, Googlemaps
NO PETS allowed on Lake property (this includes all land between water and road)
NO LAKESIDE PARKING - expect to walk a few blocks...legal parking along various side streets
Candidates will have an opportunity to steer races in a "Paddler of the Lake where paddlers change teams after each heat and those with the most wins gets a nice little prize. Lake Parsippany is a great venue for offering the steerers the needed race reps without any outside distractions. Also we'll have access to 2-4 dragon boats and lanes.
Paddlers will be open to both male and female participants.