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Announcing a new Meetup for Under 40 BAAAG (Bay Area Asian Activities Group)!
What: New Paddler Clinic for Dragon Boating (FREE!) and Lunch (not quite as free...)
When: Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:00 AM
Bair Island Aquatic Center
1450 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Darren agreed to hold a new paddler's clinic for free on the 27th if we get at least 15 people.
Interested in water sports? Ever wanted to try dragon boating? Didn't know anyone in dragon boating? Well now you do! Here's your chance!! I've been dragon boating for Dieselfish since 2006. It's a great way to meet people while getting a little exercise.
What is the cost? F-R-E-E
Prepare for a little workout and a little (lot?) of wetness :-).
Spring is around the corner, and if you enjoy water sports, here's your opportunity. On March 27th, the DieselFish paddling club would like to invite you to try out one of the fastest and most exciting sports in the Bay Area for free - dragon boating. On this day, we will be holding a new paddler clinic to introduce new paddlers to the sport of dragon boating.
What is Dragon Boating?
Dragon boats are canoes equipped with 20 paddlers, a steersperson, and a drummer. These high performance watercraft race along 500 meter courses and provide the most exciting 2 1/2 minutes you can have in a boat!
TAKE A LOOK: http://www.youtube.co...
Why try Dragon Boating?
Dragon boat racing is an excellent way to get in shape while enjoying the great outdoors and meeting new people. For those of you who like competition and team sports, there's nothing like the thrill of a dragon boat race where 20 paddlers work together to move the boat as fast as possible.
What do I need to bring?
Dragon boating is a water sport, so please wear athletic clothing/shoes you don't mind getting wet, drinking water, and sunblock. On a cold or rainy day, dress in layers and wear water-resistant clothing. We will provide you with a paddle and a life jacket.
OK, I'm up for this, where do I go?
The dragon boat clinics will be held at the Bair Island Aquatic Center, located on 1450 Maple St. in Redwood City. Just walk towards the wooden dock and find someone wearing a green DieselFish jersey.
(Please don't park in front of the facility or in any of the spaces that belong to the marina.)
After paddling, we can stop for a little lunch at one of my favorite deli places more exclusive to the south:
400 Walnut St
Redwood City, CA 94063
I like getting their half sandwich/soup combination. Helps warm you up after getting a bit wet...
Some things to bring:
-if you haven't paddled with us before use the following link to print out, sign and bring this waiver to practice. http://www.cdba.org/d...
-Make sure that you are wearing comfortable "workout" clothes that can get wet. While we do not plan to swim in our practice waters, you will probably get splashed a little bit. Bring layers to contend with colder temps and wind.
-Bring a water bottle filled with either water or your favorite energy or gatorade style drink. WE REALLY LIKE REUSABLE bottles like nalgene... please don't create trash!
-Sunscreen or jacket depending on the weather
-Towel and extra pair of clothes in your car just in case.
-Shoes to run in and shoes to paddle in or shoes that can do both! Your paddling shoes should be able to take getting wet!
-If you have any allergies or medical conditions that require something like an epi-pen, please bring the pen and let the coaches and or captains know about it so they can help you if you need help!
-The CDBA provides paddles and pfds (life jackets) if you do not have one.
--Do not leave anything tempting to a burglar in plain view in your parked car. Put valuables in your trunk. Cars have been broken into at biac for gym bags etc.
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