Athy - First Regatta of the season

Get ready for our first exciting race of the season! Pop the date in your diary now and let us know you can make it. When we know numbers only then will we enter our team - thanks! No experience needed just lots of enthusiasm to get to the finish line...first! In the meantime, Laura is waiting confirmation that the slip has been repaired. Then we are back on the water to train.

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  • Paul C.

    I had a great time paddling with you all and even killing my liver on Sunday evening!
    You all did fantastic and made huge improvements over the course of 3 races.

    2 · May 7, 2013

  • Maeve D.

    Brilliant day. Proud of each and every one of us! We all put in. Next time we'll get the bling x

    May 6, 2013

  • Joanne T

    Did we win?!

    May 5, 2013

    • Laura

      4th...missed out on the final by a matter of seconds. Still delighted with our results from the day!

      May 5, 2013

  • Debbie

    What a great day the racing was competitive and fun. Thanks to Laura and Paul for the pep talks and rally cries

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Laurent

    That was a great day in a nice scenery, the weather was good and only good people turned up, couldn't ask for more... Or could we?

    May 5, 2013

  • Laura

    Well done everyone on a great days racing!! Thanks for all your effort and looking forward to more victories in the future!! Time to toast our first regatta as Team Vikings!

    May 5, 2013

  • Mick

    I will be driving down and have space in the car if anyone needs a lift.

    May 1, 2013

    • Lucia P.

      Michael, can I go with you? How many spaces do you have? I'm convincing a friend to come too, but she is not sure yet. Thanks!

      May 2, 2013

  • Lucia P.

    Hi!
    Sorry I couldn't attend the previous trainings! Is still possible to go to the regatta? I still have to pay the 25€... If so, does anyone have space in a car or wants to go by bus? Paul, are you sorted already for transportation?

    Cheers!

    April 30, 2013

    • Laura

      Hi Lucia, yes there is still space on the boat for you to join us for the regatta. I have sent on a mail to you with some more of the information. You can pay the entry on the day. I don't personally have space left to give you a lift but perhaps someone else might be able to help....

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Maeve D.

    Why not get up 15 minutes earlier every day this week and do some Russian Twists, Plank and easy option Press Ups before your corn flakes. Bring on Athy!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Paul C.

    I need a lift if anyone has any space.
    Otherwise, is anyone doing the bus option?

    April 28, 2013

    • Maeve D.

      We've got a full chariot of Vikings already.

      April 29, 2013

  • Laura

    We might want to start thinking about a car pool to get us to Athy! If anyone has space/needs a lift maybe just pop a message on the board and see if we could sort something out!

    April 28, 2013

  • Eoin

    I'm afraid I've a 162km charity cycle that weekend. Really wish I could make it

    April 15, 2013

    • Maeve D.

      Eoin! Cycle to Athy...

      April 19, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Is there a practice the Saturday before? I wouldnt' imagine anything hard, but if there is a boat available, it might be worthwhile. :-)

    April 18, 2013

    • Laura

      If the boats are not needed in Athy we'll have a session on the Saturday...not quite sure yet though!

      April 18, 2013

  • Laura

    Hi guys...the entry fee is due for the regatta shortly, if you are not attending training on Sat13th could you please contact me to arrange payment of €25 per paddlers! Thanks

    April 2, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Maeve, how many people per boat?

    March 30, 2013

    • Laura

      I think we can have 20 for the boat but if there are extra we can swap in and out for races...some people may not be able to stay for the full day

      April 1, 2013

    • Paul C.

      Glad to hear we are doing the 20 people boats. Will try and confirm whether I can make it by the end of the week! :-)

      April 2, 2013

  • Laurent

    Hi, anyone going by car?
    The first and only train in the morning is from Heuston 9:10 arriving in Athy 9:57, depending on the starting time.
    To come back; it's 16:28 or 19:26 (departure from Athy) nothing else.
    If needed I'll check the buses...

    March 30, 2013

    • Laura

      Think I have space in my car Laurent.I'll put your name on it

      April 1, 2013

  • Laurent

    Bus anyone?
    Bus Eireann No 130.
    Sunday: 9:30 from Busaras arriving 10:45am.
    Return: 16:20 from Athy arriving at 17:45
    or 19:25 from Athy arriving at 20:50
    and for the animal parties... 22:20 from Athy arriving at 23:45

    March 30, 2013

    • Maeve D.

      Let's figure out start times, then we'll pack up the cars. Breathe in...now squeeze in!

      March 30, 2013

  • Delphine

    Have just joined the meetup. I have exams in May so will join as soon as I can in June if this is possible..

    March 30, 2013

    • Maeve D.

      Welcome! We paddle through til Winter. So join in whenever you like.

      March 30, 2013

  • Joanne T

    So do we get to wear Viking helmets with our new name?!

    March 30, 2013

  • Aideen D.

    Cillian will probably attend as well

    March 29, 2013

  • Joanne T

    Love the name!

    March 27, 2013

  • Mick

    Our new Facebook page has arrived. Give it a like.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vikings-Dragon-Boat-Team/631209240238874

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Maeve D.

    We hope you like the new team name!

    March 24, 2013

    • Paul C.

      Also, great job bringing the team together Maeve and Laura!
      Looking forward to paddling with you all when I get back!

      March 24, 2013

    • Maeve D.

      Get yourself back before the 5th of May...!

      March 24, 2013

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