This might be a good time to synchronize our calendars (or at least our thinking about our calendars)..... Our initial goal was to travel to at least one out-of-town race this season; we updated that goal this spring and decided to shoot for three out-of-town dragonboat races: DC, Toronto, and Philadelphia. Here's a summary of where we are now -- have I missed anything?
We had a great time in DC, learned a lot. We've missed the registration deadline for Toronto, but Pauline is talking to JW to see if Steel City might still be interested in taking along some female Paddlefish to race a Pittsburgh women's boat. (If you are willing and able to go to Toronto, let Pauline know ASAP.)
Info on the October 2nd Philly race is outlined in an earlier blog post -- are we ready to register?
Chuck is going to contact Cleveland to see what the registration fee would be for out-of-town teams. The Cleveland race is July 3rd (Saturday).
Also happening that weekend is the Three Rivers Regatta. The lighted boat parade is Saturday night (July 3rd at 10 PM), and dragonboat and kayak races are on Sunday's schedule as tentative events from 10 AM - 2 PM.
Comments on racing in Cleveland? On participating in the lighted boat parade and dragonboating in the Regatta?
Final race calendar note: the Pittsburgh Dragonboat Festival will be held September 18th.
Upcoming social events:
Monday -- Memorial Day Picnic after practice (thanks, Laurie B!)
Sometime in June -- 40+40 Celebration for Mike's birthday
End of July -- Lisa's First Birthday Party