Three weekends, Three regattas

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Didn’t get a chance to write about each race individually, like I was hoping to as it seemed like I finished one race, came home, unpacked, laundry, packed and left again. So here is a breakdown of each race that I was just at.

peniticton

1st of the three regatta’s was Penticton a small but booming town in the interior of BC. The weather was hot yet manageable, two of our teams from the club took part in this festival this year. By the time the afternoon heats on Saturday were happening the wind picked up so much that they had to cancel the afternoon races. Which sucked as we were just lined up to head out on the water but understanding safety and whatnot, though it was nice to head back to the hotel and relax in the pool before our team dinner that night.

Both teams kept improving their times over the weekend and both got into two different medal divisions which was awesome, though my team missed getting a bronze by ONE second. Oh well, there is always next year :) Continue reading »

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Team LARD heading to Hong Kong

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When you been around a paddling community for more than half your life you get to meet some amazing people and teams who turn into extend family from all over the world. I have had the honour of paddling against and even with LARD (Los Angeles Racing Dragons) over the years. Only two teams I have been on have ever come close to how close knit this club really as a family.

This July LARD will be racing in four different divisions at the Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong representing their club as well the USA. In addition, with it being LARD’s 15 season, the club designed new practice jerseys and used it as a fundraiser for any non-LARD members. Instead of a posing in the new shirt, I leave you with this amazing action shot from one of their recent practices.


Source: Scott

“L.A.R.D, L.A.R.D, L.A.R.D go team L.A.R.D”

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