AustCham 10Km Challenge Completed!

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AustCham 10Km Challenge Completed!

Either it’s your first 10Km dragon boat race, or you’re one of those who’ve sworn to do it every year, give your self a pat on the back for a job well done! And we’re pretty sure you want to do it again next year!

The 10Km race was tough… water condition on some parts of the river, our unbalanced boat, the weather, and just the excruciating non-stop paddling with your wooden paddle, we believe you, it was tough!

But we managed to accomplish it with team work in the boat, that energy in the boat guys… Of course, with the most amazing supporters, we have the best for sure! And finally, our super steer Henry, for his impressive turns!  

Here are some of the snaps of our fun weekend: 

Photos by Amy, Richard, Thierry and Jenny

Wednesday – 6.30 a.m.

Saturday – based on sign ups

Sunday – 9 a.m.


As this Saturday is the Dragon Battle and most regulars will be at the event, Saturday training will be based on sign ups. Please sign up on this Facebook event page if you want to come to training this Saturday. Sunday will be definitely on as we will be focusing on our SRR race training!


Everyone, please do take note of the following training procedure to be followed when you arrive at the cage:

1. Register for attendance

2. Take a paddle, PFD(life vest), and bum pad.

3. If you don’t have your own water, please take 2-3 bottles of water that the team is providing.

4. Help prepare the boats for training. If you need guidance on where to go or what to do, please ask any of the regular members or your captains.

Note: We are trying to lessen the use of plastic bottles for training, please help us do this by bringing your own water and reusable containers. And please, do not leave food in the cage. Even if you have it inside your bag, which you think the scavengers will not find. 



Additional reminders:

1. For the 10k racers who haven’t settled the registration or finisher shirt fee yet, please settle with Aoife as soon as possible!

2. For Dragon Battle guests and paddlers, that also haven’t settled registration fee, please pay Aoife by Friday, October 7.


 Do you have what it takes to survive the 

Bootcamp of DOOM?!

 Find us at The Promontory @ Marina Bay (under the giant fans – message Jess Golding on Facebook for directions)7:30pm til 8:30pm, every Tuesday.
How much? $5 for PAYG members, and free for subscription members! What to bring? water, towel and a shitload of enthusiasm!

Quiz Kong

5 October, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

It’s on like donkey kong! Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night this Thursday, the 5th of October, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

Please find updates on this Facebook event by our Quiz Master!



The American Dragons First Friday with SPC and Gaelic Dragons

6 October

Ice-Cold Beer

9 Emerald Hill Road


As part of their initiative to engage more of the dragon boat community, the American Dragons have invited us, Gaelic Dragons and the Singapore Paddle Club to join them on their first Friday socials night.

The American Dragons are also celebrating their success at the recent Shanghai International Dragon Boat Tournament.

Please do wear you drinking shirt to be able to enjoy Ice Cold Beer’s 2for $15 San Miguel promotion!

Starting from 6pm, see you there!


Dragon Battle 2017

Saturday, 7 October

Orchid Country Club

This is a really fun event and last year, Gaelics won silver medals in the IDBC mixed category.

Let’s go back and do one better this year!

More updates will be sent later today.

For those who haven’t paid the registration fee yet, please pay through WAAVE or bank transfer to Gaelic Dragons bank account by Friday. Message Aoife once done. (P.S. This is a second reminder on this newsletter issue.)


35th Singapore River Regatta

November 4-5

The last race of the season and the race that we all have been waiting for is coming soon! 

We only have 4 weekends to go and to train for the Singapore River Regatta. Please come to all the remaining trainings as much as possible!

See you in the boat!

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

11 November

We are excited to announce that starting this year, we will have the David Beattie Memorial Day!

David M. Beattie is the founding father of the Gaelic Dragons and has been an inspiration to many. We are inviting all the Gaelic Dragons to join us on this day to commemorate what our founding father has built. This will be a day of races and games, with a mix of a reunion for the ‘ol Gaelic members, and a newbie day that will be held at Kallang beach. On the day, there will be special readings to be done and a ceremony.

Apart from this, we would need volunteers to sign up as a sub-committee for this event. The sub-committee will be in-charge of the fun races and games, and assist Mandy Irvine for the Newbie Day. Please fill this Google form out to sign up.

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

October 7

Dragon Battle Asia

November 4-5

The 35th Singapore River Regatta

December 2-3

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events

November 11 

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

December 16 

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party

Gaelics, we need your help!

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