7.25.2008

Bon voyage Penang-bound Paddlefish

Some Paddlefish women have already started their journey to the opposite side of the globe. The rest of us will take off tomorrow for the 2008 Club Crew World Championships in Penang, Malaysia.

If you miss us over the next two weeks, you can get your fix by viewing today's Tribune-Review article and the slide show- see link below.

Next week you'll be able to catch us with Dave Crawley on KDKA news, check out- http://kdka.com/kdcountry

Thanks to all who supported the Paddlefish women in preparation for Club Crew Championships!

Photo by Christopher Horner / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/outdoors/s_579342.html

Below: Teluk Bahang Dam Race Site

5 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn N said...

Nice article. Huge paddle cheers to Rachel for arranging the awesome PR for us!

10:59 AM, July 25, 2008  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Go get'em girls - Good Luck and Safe Travels!

Will be eagerly following your progress from the UK and telling all my new paddling buddies here just how great you all are :) Hope you have a wonderful trip and will do the Paddlefish proud!

11:54 AM, July 25, 2008  
Blogger Nat said...

Great article and FANTASTIC slide show--what a great photog! Go show 'em how it's done in Pittsburgh, and have fun traveling around afterward :)

2:37 PM, July 30, 2008  
Blogger Tifosodibirra said...

Good luck, P-fish!

By the way, I think they're getting more press in Penang...

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/National/2307084/Article/index_html

If someone wants to post this link to the New Strait Times, there's a picture of the P-fish, along with a picture.

Spoiler: Here's the P-fish quote:

"Western Pennsylvania-based Pittsburgh Paddlefish team's manager Carolyn Newkirk said her team members were thrilled to be here for the club crew world championships.

"This is the first time most of us are in Penang and we are very excited with the prospect of leading our challenge here.

"It should be a very exciting event as we have been told that there are more than 7,000 fellow paddlers rowing in various categories at the Teluk Bahang dam," said Newkirk, whose team was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company.
Newkirk said her members also could not wait to visit the George Town heritage enclave especially after its recent listing in the World Heritage Site by Unesco.

7:47 PM, July 31, 2008  
Blogger Tifosodibirra said...

Aargh! The web address is too long! Anyhoo, go to www.nst.com...sigh.

7:49 PM, July 31, 2008  

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