Message from the Captains
September 23, 2013"The UC San Diego Dragon Boat team is currently recruiting! Come check us out at our events these next 2 weeks:
Monday, September 23, 11am-2pm
STUDENT SERVICES FAIR
Look for our paddles after Triton Power Hour right outside RIMAC and pick up a flyer!
Location: RIMAC Ridgewalk
Wednesday, September 25, 9am-2:30pm
Did you miss us at the Student Services Fair? No worries! Here's another chance for you to look for our paddles and pick up a flyer!
Location: Library Walk Block 1987
Friday, September 27, 4:30pm-5:30pm
GENERAL BODY MEETING
Come to our info session to not only meet current members of the team, but to get a good sense as to what we do and how you can benefit from UCSD Dragon Boat. Look for us right in front of RIMAC (by the trees and tables) and we will escort you to the room if you have trouble finding it.
Location: RIMAC Green Room
Saturday, September 28, 9am-11am
Try the sport out and discover the essence of this team. You have not experienced San Diego until you've paddled the bright, warm waters at the sunny beach. It is highly recommended that recruits attend water practices to see whether this sport and team are a good fit for them.
Location: Mission Bay
Sunday, September 29, 9am-11am
Another chance to experience first-hand the sport we pride ourselves in.
Location: Mission Bay
Monday, September 30, 12:30pm-2pm
This is a valuable chance to learn the proper technique of dragon boating at a comfortable pace, so you will be paddling like a pro in no time!
Location: Main Gym Natatorium
Monday, September 30, TBA
Two events in one day? What a deal! Take a break from your hectic first few days of classes with some yummy s'mores and relax in the cool ocean breeze. This is also another great chance to get to know our diverse members and for us to get to know you!
Location: La Jolla Shores
Tuesday, October 1, 6pm-7:30pm
One of two available land practices where you get to run with the pack (literally).
Location: Spanos Track
Wednesday, October 2, 6pm-7:30pm
Had evening class on Tuesday? No problem! Come out to this land practice to get your heart pumping.
Location: Spanos Track
All events are FREE, and there is no obligation to join after attending any event.
No previous experience is necessary.
Rides are provided for water practices. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org saying you wish to attend water practice and a ride will be arranged for you.
Recruits are highly suggested to attend most-if not all-practices to get a chance to thoroughly evaluate their level of interest with the team.
For more information:
» visit www.ucsddragonboat.webs.com
» like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ucsddragonboat
» email email@example.com with any additional questions or concerns
We look forward to meeting all of you!"
Every Race was an Intense, Tough Battle
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Even though the UC San Diego Dragon Boat team successfully defended our title as College Cup champions in November, we went to the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival with an underdog mentality. The team began training immediately after Winter Break for 8 weeks straight in preparation for this competition. Throughout these weeks of intense training, every individual sought to become stronger than ever and their strength reflected on the water.
This two-day festival was full of races against more than just college teams but adult teams as well. The Blue boat (2nd boat) made impressive gains as they took 3rd place in mixed division B final against teams from across California, losing by only 0.5 seconds to 2nd and 1.5 seconds to 1st place. They were not able to qualify for the college division final, but still did exceedingly well in the college consolation race. The White boat (1st boat), on the other hand, qualified for the college division final race but not for any of the mixed divisional final races. In the college division final, we raced against two boats from UCLA and one boat from UC Irvine. It was a tough race with all four boats finishing within 3 seconds of one another.
Every race at the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival was without a doubt a fight to the finish against impressive competition. We are reminded every time of how the spirit of dragon boating lies in team work and the best teams always strive for improved performances. Our next competition will be held in Long Beach on April 27, so we do not plan to loosen up our training or our focus. Given this short amount of time until our next competition and what we have experienced at this recent competition, we look forward to the upcoming season!
Summary of results:
Nov 10 - The Streak Continues for Dragon Boat
Oct 5 - Tritons Start Off Strong
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