Capsizing the Red Boat

Sometimes, it really is easier being green, despite what Kermit says.

At the end of Saturday's practice, those of us in the green boat cruised up to the Millvale dock to witness something out of the ordinary -- the red boat, completely swamped, with our teammates floating around it, bailing madly.

Turns out, Coach Ben decided that it was time for that capsize drill. Luckily he chose a hot, sunny day, which made the river water seem more appealing than usual.

So, what did we learn?
  • Dragon boats hold a LOT of water.
  • Our PFDs work -- almost too well, if you ask Marie H.
  • We need bigger bailers. Maybe a hand pump. Or at least a pickle bucket.
  • It's always good to have a digital camera on hand. ;)
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