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Paddlechica - 13 Tips for Success in International Racing

Paddlechica - 13 Tips for Success in International Racing

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This article was originally published on Paddlechica.com. Many of us will be heading abroad to race this summer, either to the Club Crew World Championships in Hungary, or the IBCPC in Italy. Whether this is your first international race or not, hopefully you will find these tips helpful as you head off on your travels soon. Best of luck to all teams competing this summer and I hope to see some of you in Hungary! The main framework of this list was originally generated by Jim Farintosh and shared with the paddlers at his Bow Wave Clinic in April. With Jim’s permission, I have...

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Customizing Dragon Boat Team Paddles - What's it like to work with Hornet's design team?

Customizing Dragon Boat Team Paddles - What's it like to work with Hornet's design team?

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What’s it like to work with Hornet’s design Team? Ask San Diego Dragon Boat Team!   If you want to become familiar with the experience of working with Hornet’s design team on your paddle design, hear from Rosauro and his team from San Diego Dragon Boat Team (SDDBT), who had a great experience designing their team paddle.  Here is a little bit about the team. Since its inception, SDDBT has developed in many ways amassing an impressive history of success at all levels including national and world championships. They have grown by adding other crews, including our first women’s crew...

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You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.

You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.

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  You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.          There are 2 ordering options: Pre pay online and pick up the paddle in Florence Pre pay online and have it shipped to your home after the event is over in the end of July, 2018.   Important information about picking up your paddle in Florence This paddle will be available for pick up in Florence during the registration period. The paddle will not be shipped to you.  The price includes 22% Italian VAT.   Important information about having the paddle...

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2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

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Over the course of last month, we ran the 2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament  where you were able to vote for your favorite Hornet Dragon Boat Design in a March Madness style tournament bracket. This year, we had 14 exciting and colorful designs for our paddles as well as two black paddles, a glossy and matte design, that were matched up against each other in one-on-one battle of popularity. The winner you chose as the best Hornet Dragon Boat Paddle Design is G9 Kaizen! The battle was tough but the G9 Kaizen won the G16 Sakura Koi Fish Design in the...

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PADDLECHICA: How Do We Define Success in Dragon Boating?

PADDLECHICA: How Do We Define Success in Dragon Boating?

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  This article was originally published on Paddlechica.com. With all the Olympic events a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about success and how it is defined. Sure, we talk about gold, silver and bronze medals and the athletes who win them, but is a medal the ultimate symbol of success? Does a gold medal mean that you had more success than the silver medalist? Does simply being on the podium suggest that you are more of a champion? Success in Racing Consider the various regattas your team has entered. At some, there is little to no competition and...

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