The DC Dragon Boat Festival has a special place in Paddlefish history -- it was the team's first non-Pittsburgh race, waaay back in 2004. Check out the team photo from DC that year:
Now that the 2007 DC Festival is less than 10 days away, I'm seeking advice from any Paddlefish who have been to this festival before.* We now know that the boats are much heavier than ours. Anything else we should know before we get there? General advice for travel races would be great, too, it doesn't have to be DC-specific.
Post any tips here as comments! Your pearls o' wisdom are greatly appreciated.
*In the interest of full disclosure: this post is selfishly motivated -- DC will be my first travel race, and I need all the help I can get!