Update: See Chuck's 7/19 comment on this post. The Philly race is full; we are on the waiting list.
Captain Chuck has completed the registration form for our entry in the Philadelphia Dragonboat Festival (October 2nd), and Treasurer Carolyn is sending in the deposit that reserves our spot in the race. The total registration cost is $1000 ($50 each). Half of that ($25) is due now to Carolyn.
Laurie will take care of organizing the hotel arrangements. (Thanks, Laurie!) Please start thinking now about whether you'll want a room for one night or two. The festival is on Saturday from 8 AM till 5:30 PM.
We'll need a full boat, and it would be great to have 21 or 22 paddlers sign up (plus the drummer and steersperson) so that we won't be short of paddlers if anyone gets sick that weekend. At this point, we can expect to paddle in three races that day.
Something to think about: they have a limited number of 10x10 tents that they'll rent to participating teams for $250. Are interested in this? It would be a place to meet and store gear and shelter us from whatever weather there may be.
For the earlier blog post on this race (with a link to the festival website itself), please see paddlesup.blogspot.com/2004/05/philadelphia-dragon-boat-festival.html .