The Naked Gaelic On Tour

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The Naked Gaelic On Tour

What happens on tour – stays on tour.

You might have heard of the mighty craic that some of the Gaelics had the last weekend, on their tour with some of the AustChams and FDS. Or let’s call them, the Auslics. The Auslics is composed of 21 Gaelics, 6 from AustCham, and 2 from FDS.

Well done to Auslics for making it to the semi finals in nearly all categories for both 200-m and 500-m races, and coming together as a team. Not to mention it’s the first time they were all in a boat together.

But there were parts of the tour that we would say, we’d rather leave in Penang. So is “The Naked Gaelic” who has been seen wearing the British Dragons mascot suit. You won’t know who this Gaelic is, unless you come to the Black Friday or the Gaelic Christmas party. Intrigued? Well here is a photo…. Up to you to guess…

And here are some of the snaps taken during the weekend with the Aussies (photos by Richard, Michael and Aoife):

 

Saturday Regular Training

This weekend’s training will be based on sign ups, same time, 2:45pm @ the cage. If you are going, please indicate on this Facebook event page. If you do not have Facebook account, please message Aoife or Richard. 

Some additional info you need to know:

Please email your award nominations to Nuala by Friday, 8th December.

Black Friday: The Post Tour Edition

8 December, from 7:30pm

The Penny Black 

Come on down to catch up with those Gaelics who came back from the annual tour in Penang and find out how awesome a tour can be!

Also, this Friday will serve to kick off the one week countdown to our Christmas party and will be a good time to go over the nominations, not just for the main ones, but for the fun awards too!

Please find updates on this Facebook event

Gaelic Dragons Annual Awards Night & Christmas Party 2017
             16 December

Time to save the date and rummage through your closet to find that nice party dress or tie you’ve been saving the whole year for this event! 

Where else would it be?! The Penny Black starting at 7 p.m.!

Please do not forgot to send in your nominations to Nuala at nominations@gaelicdragons.org by Friday, December 8. There will be 3 main awards up for grabs and the “fun awards” you will have to name when you send in your nominations. Please check the email sent (only to Gaelic Dragons paid members) by Aoife for the details of the nominations. Message Aoife if you have missed the email. The 3 main awards are the following:

– Best Male Paddler

– Best Female Paddler

– Most Improved Award

We are looking forward to receiving your nominations!

Please let us know if you’re going on the hitting the “Going” button on the Facebook event.

 Save the dates!  

Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events

   December 16 

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party

December 23 

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Paddle

Gaelics, we need your help!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

Race season in Singapore is officially over and ’tis the season for the Gaelics to be jolly and celebrate all the achievements we have made this year! And speaking of celebrations, we have a line up of events coming the whole month that you should look forward to. That includes the Gaelic Christmas Paddle and the Annual Awards Night, which is also our Christmas Party.

And every year, we are nominating for the Best Male and Female Paddler, the Most Improved Paddler, and the “Fun Awards”. Do send in your nominations to the Gaelic President at nominations@gaelicdragons.org.

We are all looking forward to receiving your nominations and seeing you at the coming events!

NO TRAINING THIS WEEKEND!

Due to the number of Gaelics coming to Penang this weekend, including coach, we are giving you another weekend of break! 

Do keep an eye on posts for training times for the next few weeks ,especially for the Christmas paddle.

Some additional info you need to know:

 

Again, please email your award nominations to Nuala before the Awards Night/Christmas Party.

Auslics(AustCham + Gaelics) On Tour
December 2-3 

This year, it’s not only the Gaelics who’s going on a tour for the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival this coming December 2 – 3. We will be joined by the Aussies, which we later called the team “Auslics”.

And not only that, we have a recent addition to the team. Some of the Filipino Dragons – Singapore will be coming to join our team.

Since not everyone will be there to support the team on the races, you can show your support by liking our team photo on the Penang Facebook page here. The crew with the most likes will receive a special gift from the organisers. 

Wish those coming to Penang well before they fly tomorrow, if you see them around!

 

Quiz is back!

30 November, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

Aaaand….. our Thursday quiz is back! Join us this Thursday night for a fun trivia and quiz at The Penny Black starting at 8pm. Bring in your team and win the bucket, or a bottle of wine! It will be grand! 

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

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Gaelic Dragons Annual Awards Night & Christmas Party 2017
             16 DecemberTime to save the date and rummage through your closet to find that nice party dress or tie you’ve been saving the whole year for this event! Where else would it be?! The Penny Black starting at 7 p.m.!Please do not forgot to send in your nominations to the Gaelic Dragons President at nominations@gaelicdagons.org by Friday, December 8. There will be 3 main awards up for grabs and the “fun awards” you will have to name when you send in your nominations. Please check the email sent (only to Gaelic Dragons paid members) by Aoife for the details of the nominations. Message Aoife if you have missed the email. The 3 main awards are the following:– Best Male Paddler– Best Female Paddler– Most Improved AwardWe are looking forward to receiving your nominations!
 

Gaelic of the Month for November 

Gaelic of the Month is something the captains decided to start this year but we realised we’ve never really explained much about it!

Gaelic of the Month is decided at the end of each month by the captain and vice captains. It’s a nice way for us to acknowledge someone who we think has put in that extra bit of effort at training, volunteered to help with out with something or done something that really shows the Gaelic spirit over the previous month.

We very specifically chose to do Gaelic of the Month (and not paddler of the month), because a lot of what we do happens off the water and we wanted to be able to include that.

If you think a fellow Gaelic deserves to be considered for the accolade in future months you can let the captains know and we’ll keep your suggestions on mind.

With all of that – this month the award goes to…..

 

Andy Pickering

For his encouraging words and for organising all the seniors on the last Singapore River Regatta. Well done Andy!  

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

December 2-3

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events

December 16 

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party

December 23 

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Paddle

Gaelics, we need your help!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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SRR Race Report, Captain’s Message And Our Featured Writer This Week

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SRR Race Report, Captain’s Message And Our Featured Writer This Week

35th Singapore River Regatta Race Report 

by Jenny O’Brien

Over one night and two full days from 3-5 November, the Gaelic Dragons were out in force at the 35th Singapore River Regatta at Boat Quay. We sent out crews in eight different categories across the three race days. Cheering from our prime position at our wonderful sponsor bar, The Penny Black, Gaelic supporters new and old came down to watch the spectacle and to ensure our crews felt pumped and celebrated as they raced. Our valiant steers managed to navigate the challenging waters to avoid most of the collisions and capsizes that plagued many teams, with us only once receiving an unexpected visit from a wayward AustCham boat.

All in all, we saw some great performances from our crews, showing the progress made over a hard year of training and a new coaching regime, performing as best they could in the currents and swells of this controversial race venue at the mercy of the lane draw. Highlights from the results included our glow stick coated 12-crew Mixed boat claiming third runner up in the Grand Final of Friday’s Night Race (the first in Singapore in 20 years) and our maverick Senior Mixed crew making their debut and sealing their place in the Gaelic line up by making the semifinals after a powerful repechage win. Some traditional esky dipping and some solid Penny Black time concluded the weekend. This marks the end of a successful race season for the Gaelics and we’re keen to see what the next year brings!

Many thanks to our coach and captains for keeping everyone working hard and motivated to bring our best efforts to every race!

For race photos, please visit Alan Lee’s(Right Exposure Photography) Facebook account (you don’t need a Facebook account to view).

Captain’s Message
 

First of all, well done to the team for an amazing Singapore River Regatta! This would not have been as amazing as it was without every single Gaelic who has been part of it whether you were a racer, supporter, or part of the organizing committee. We all did our part and supported the team in every way we can. THANK YOU!

This year has been tough but nevertheless an amazing one. There were lots of ups and downs during our journey but we all stayed together and helped build this team back up again. It was not easy but all the decisions and plans made from training to races may not be agreeable or in favor of everyone but they were put into action with the best interest for the team.

Gaelic Dragons is both a competitive and a social team – This is who we are! No matter how we up our game, we will never lose any side of it. It will be a challenge to balance both sides but we will be the team who wins races and enjoys every moment of the journey with our team – our Gaelic Family! As long as we keep on supporting each other, we will be able to do this!

SRR might be the mark of the end of the season but this is just the beginning for us. The only way from here is up, so let us not let the hard work we have done this year go to waste. Let’s keep the fire burning within ourselves and within the team! TOGETHER we can achieve bigger things for 2018!

PADDLES UP! KICK ARSE! GO GAELICS!

   

 

Misconceptions About Dragon Boating

by Chin “Coach” Waihong 

 

Strength endurance – Strength and endurance are at the spectrum of the strength-endurance continuum. Lifting heavy weights for lower repetitions lead to greater gains in strength while lifting light weights for higher repetitions lead to greater gains in endurance Read more…

 

NO TRAINING THIS WEEK!

 

Yes! After your awesomeness the last weekend, you deserve some break! So there’s no Tuesday bootcamp tonight, Wednesday morning session this week, and no Sunday training. The only day you will be in the boat is on Saturday for our David Beattie Memorial [Newbie + Reunion] Day! 

 

But don’t fret! You might miss our water sessions, but it doesn’t mean you will miss the monthly workout. The November gym program is out! Aoife has sent to the WhatsApp group. If you missed that message or you think you are not on that chat group yet, please let Aoife know so she can add you to the group.

 

Some additional info you need to know:

1. Some parts of Kallang riverside park are closed from today. Please allow a few extra minutes to get to our event this weekend because you might have to take a longer way around.

2. For those coming to Penang, Aoife will be sending some details and updates this week. Anyone who hasn’t sent their flight details yet, please do so.

3. For those regulars who haven’t clicked/tapped on “Going” on the Facebook event page, please do so if you are coming. If you don’t have Facebook, please message or let Mandy Irvine know. This will help us plan the correct amount of food to order.

4. For those regulars who have their own paddles, please bring it this weekend as we might not have enough paddles for the event.

5. Our Black Friday will be sort of shifted to Saturday. After our David Beattie Memorial Day, we will head down to Penny Black after the fun and games at Kallang Beach.

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

         11 November, 1 p.m.

We are inviting, all the old and new Gaelic Dragons members to join us on the first ever David Beattie Memorial Day. This will be a day of reminiscing and pure fun as we pay tribute to our founding Father, David Beattie. There will be fun races and exciting games during the day. There will also be some special reading that will happen during the opening.

To the old and active members, reminisce and share to us your Gaelic Dragons stories. If you have old photos, especially with our dear David, please send it to info@gaelicdragons.org and it will be published to our upcoming newsletters and website.

For the newbies, join us and experience what dragon boating is all about. There will be a paddling session and fun races at the end. Learn the dragon boating techniques and develop this new skill.

For all the members, you already know the drill. Remember to wear your Gaelic Dragons jerseys.

For newbies, bring the following:

1. Comfortable sports/workout clothes and be prepared to get wet in them

2. Flip flops

3. Loads of sunscreen 

4. Caps or bandanas if you have

5. Towel and change of clothes

Do bring your family and friends and share the experience! No dragon boating experience required for those first timers.

The cost of the event is $35 and this covers equipment, training, food, water, soft drinks, alcohol and a bus to our sponsor bar The Penny Black in the evening.

If you have not completed the waiver (newbies and oldies), please complete  it here before you arrive to save time on the day. 

Quiz on the 9th is woth a pint!

9 November, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

It’s definitely worth a pint! Join us this Thursday night for a fun trivia and quiz at The Penny Black starting at 8pm. Bring in your team and win the bucket! It will be grand! 

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

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

The Penny Black Christmas Party

17 November

We are invited! Our sponsor bar will be having their customer appreciation night and have invited the team. There will be live band from 7pm and they will make space for a dance floor from 10pm. Be there!

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party 2017
             16 DecemberIt’s that time of the year again! And where else would it be?! Save the date for our year-end party and awards night. Details of the event and the nominations will be out soon. 
Prince of Wales Pizza Eating Competition

18 November

The Prince of Wales is having a pizza eating competition on Saturday, 18th November. They are looking for 8 teams, 3 people in each team. You need to eat a 20-inch pizza between 3 people to win prizes worth $300. Now we only have 1 team joining. If you’re also interested, message Mandy Irvine on Facebook.

There is also no cost to enter the race. Absolutely free!

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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Misconceptions About Dragon Boating

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Misconceptions About Dragon Boating

By Chin “Coach” Waihong

 

Strength endurance

 

Strength and endurance are at the spectrum of the strength-endurance continuum. Lifting heavy weights for lower repetitions lead to greater gains in strength while lifting light weights for higher repetitions lead to greater gains in endurance.

 

The main difference between endurance and strength is that people with strength are better at producing force in a single effort while people with endurance are better at producing force repeatedly. While strength training works the anaerobic system, endurance training works the aerobic system.

 

There are many who do better in strength training. Meaning they can lift heavy weights if they get ample rest between sets, or during the set itself. When needed to lift heavy weights repetitively beyond the time frame of a set or reduce the accustomed rest time, their strength won’t hold up.

 

So what is strength endurance?
Strength endurance is the ability to hold your strength over an extended period of time, with minimal rest. For example dragon boat, unless we can complete the whole course of race with only one stroke or rest 4-5 minutes between each stroke, we need to be prepared to not only complete one hard stroke but many hard strokes constantly over a period of time.


Strength endurance = Heavy weight + Short rest time + High volume


The ability to lift heavy weights with high repetition, and completing it in the shortest period of time, with minimum rest time.

 
Strength to weight ratio (SWR)

 

Very often when mentioned swr, we will calculate the number of reps that we can lift till failure base on our body weight. For example, a 70kg man can do 5 reps of 70kg squats has a swr of 5:1. This is the simplest form of calculation for paddlers.

 

The actual way to calculate swr is by dividing your strength (amount of weight you can lift for 1 repetition maximum with proper form) by your body weight. For example, a 70kg man can squat 100kg has a swr of 1.4 (100kg/70kg).

 

To obtain the most accurate total body swr, one needs to perform 3 different movements; squat, deadlift and bench press. Calculate the swr of each movement, then divide by 3. For example, the swr of each movements are 1.3, 1.4, and 1. Adding them up and dividing it by 3 will give you a total body swr of 1.2.

 

It’s important for paddlers to know their swr of each movement as it is a good indicator of muscle imbalance. Thereafter, training emphasis will have to be adjusted to suit the individual.

 
 
Flexibility vs mobility A person with good mobility is able to perform functional movements with no restriction in range of motion. A person with good flexibility will have a full range of motion but may not have the core strength, balance and coordination to perform a functional movement.
 Simply put, mobility is the movement of the joints, and flexibility lies in the length of muscle. Mobility can be affected by various factors. Flexibility is an important component in mobility because it’s difficult to move a joint if the connecting muscles are too tight or short.

 

Other common considerations that lead to low mobility are inadequate strength to perform the movement, soft tissue damage or other joint problems affecting the particular joint that is needed in the same chain of joint movement. Hence, having good flexibility does not mean better mobility as mobility can be constricted by other factors as well.

 

People often use supports or guards to facilitate strength exertion. Supports and guards are meant for prevention and not correction of a faulty movement. Using them for corrective purposes will prevent the joint to work, balance and absorb like it’s supposed to. In time, this will lead to other joint problem or muscle imbalance as it is compensating it’s deficiency with other connecting muscles or joints in the same chain of joint movement. In dragonboat, should you have a shoulder problem thats not fixed, and you use more of your arms to exert strength to compensate, there may be a possibility of it implicating the elbow and wrist. Similarly, if use more of your back to compensate for your shoulder, you may implicate upwards to the traps, lats or rhomboids.

 

Simple mobility issues can be fixed by stretching, mobility drills, myofascial release (foam rolling and trigger ball), strength and conditioning.

 

These are the few things that we’ll be working on next year. So come for training regularly!
 

 

 

Cheers,
 
Coach

35th Singapore River Regatta and Our Gaelic Of The Month

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35th Singapore River Regatta And Our Gaelic Of The Month

   

We are so close to the end of the race season… Where did the time go? Have you already achieved the goals you’ve set when we started the race season?

In a few days, we will be racing on the last race of the season, the Singapore River Regatta. We’ve spent months of literally sweat, blood and tears, working so hard, in the boat, and in the gyms, just to prepare for this big day. You’ve dedicated your weekends to intense training, and chose to be with the team. Nearly a year of doing all these, it will finally pay off. 

You are capable of achieving your goals. You are capable of achieving big things. You can think of getting the gold for this race. Why not?  Aiming high doesn’t hurt! Believe that you can, and you will get there. Make it happen! You’ve reached far enough, trained hard enough. Let go of the negative thoughts that is pulling you away from your goal. If we all think this way, nothing is impossible. This team has reached milestones and have proven that we can get things done with teamwork, same goal, same mindset. 

So while you are on that boat, never let go on the last 50  or 100 meters. You are not alone fighting! And you will never be until the end of the finish line. We will finish the race strong! We will finish the race as ONE TEAM!

 

NO TRAINING THIS WEEKEND!

 

Be at the Penny Black to support the team! Wear your Gaelic jerseys or drinking shirt.

 

Note:  Wednesday morning session is ON! This is the last training session before SRR! If you think you can make it to this session, please be there. 6.30 am at cage! We’ll be off the water by 8 a.m. See you there! Don’t forget to bring your own water to training.

 

Do you have what it takes to survive the 

Bootcamp of DOOM?!

 

Perfect way to spend your Tuesday night and be race-ready for this weekend’s River Regatta. Join us for tonight’s bootcamp and we’re pretty sure you will be proud of yourself completing it!

 

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!

 

Remember the 2nd of November

2 November, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

We are back on our regular Thursday night! Join us for a fun trivia and quiz night at The Penny Black starting at 8pm. Bring in your team and win the bucket! It will be grand! 

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

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

 

Singapore River Regatta Night Race

3 November, from 7 p.m.

 

After 22 years, the night race is back at Singapore River. Boat Quay waterfront will be illuminated and transformed into a battleground as they welcome dragon boat warriors from all around the region to compete in this race!

We will be sending out a mixed crew for this night race and will be stationed at none other than our sponsor, The Penny Black! This is where you can get one of the best spots to watch the night race. 

The Penny Black is reserving us some space and will be open for all Gaelics starting from 5.30 p.m. So be there to support our night race crew!

For non-racers, please wear your Gaelics drinking shirt. It will also be a good time to promote the team. See you there!

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 this weekend! 

We will be again stationed at our sponsor pub, The Penny Black for the whole weekend! For all racers, race email will be sent out soon by the captains. Also check the Gaelics Whatsapp group for more updates.

For non-racers, you can be at Penny Black as early as 7 a.m.

See you all this weekend!

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

         11 November, 1 p.m.

 

We are inviting, all the old and new Gaelic Dragons members to join us on the first ever David Beattie Memorial Day. This will be a day of reminiscing and pure fun as we pay tribute to our founding Father, David Beattie. There will be fun races and exciting games during the day. There will also be some special reading that will happen during the opening.

 

To the old and active members, reminisce and share to us your Gaelic Dragons stories. If you have old photos, especially with our dear David, please send it to info@gaelicdragons.org and it will be published to our upcoming newsletters and website.

 

For the newbies, join us and experience what dragon boating is all about. There will be a paddling session and fun races at the end. Learn the dragon boating techniques and develop this new skill.

 

For all the members, you already know the drill. Remember to wear your Gaelic Dragons jerseys.

 

For newbies, bring the following:

1. Comfortable sports/workout clothes and be prepared to get wet in them

2. Flip flops

3. Loads of sunscreen 

4. Caps or bandanas if you have

5. Towel and change of clothes

 

Do bring your family and friends and share the experience! No dragon boating experience required for those first timers.

 

The cost of the event is $35 and this covers equipment, training, food, water, soft drinks, alcohol and a bus to our sponsor bar The Penny Black in the evening.

 

If you have not completed the waiver (newbies and oldies), please complete  it here before you arrive to save time on the day. 

Prince of Wales Pizza Eating Competition

18 November

 

The Prince of Wales is having a pizza eating competition on Saturday, 18th November. They are looking for 8 teams, 3 people in each team. You need to eat a 20-inch pizza between 3 people to win prizes worth $300. Now we only have 1 team joining. If you’re also interested, message Mandy Irvine on Facebook.

There is also no cost to enter the race. Absolutely free!

 

Gaelic of the Month

for October 

Gaelic of the Month is something the captains decided to start this year but we realised we’ve never really explained much about it!

Gaelic of the Month is decided at the end of each month by the captain and vice captains. It’s a nice way for us to acknowledge someone who we think has put in that extra bit of effort at training, volunteered to help with out with something or done something that really shows the Gaelic spirit over the previous month.

We very specifically chose to do Gaelic of the Month (and not paddler of the month), because a lot of what we do happens off the water and we wanted to be able to include that.

If you think a fellow Gaelic deserves to be considered for the accolade in future months you can let the captains know and we’ll keep your suggestions on mind.

With all of that – this month the award goes to…..

 

Amy Bruce

For her commitment to race training and for her help with planning our David Beattie/Newbie Day.   

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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Gaelic Halloween-Themed Week With Our Featured Writer

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Gaelic Halloween-Themed Week With Our Featured Writer

 

The Strongest And Most Powerful Muscle

by Peter Butsch 

 

Biceps – our stongest, and most powerful muscle.

For millions of years the biceps have helped humans to build empires, brought soldiers to this world and evoked fear amongst enemies, pushing entire civilizations into the abyss. I am sure you have found yourself looking up to the stars, drawn to the importance of this muscle. It seems it has come from outer space and that its power is only exceeded by its mysteriousness.

But what happened? Where is the biceps nowadays? Why are we not using this all-mighty weapon anymore? Read more…

 

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday – 6.30 a.m.

Saturday – 2.45 p.m.

Sunday – 9 a.m.

 

We only have 1 weekend left before the last Singapore race of the season. Please make time to attend all the remaining trainings, including the last extra session.

Note: NO SATURDAY LAND TRAINING this weekend.

 

Please visit this Google sheet link to sign up for the last extra training session.

 

 

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

1. Register for attendance and pay for training

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. 

 

 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!

Hallowquiz Night

25 October, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome Halloween quiz night this Wednesday, the 25th of October, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

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

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

Dragon Boat Expat Teams Halloween Pub Crawl

27 October

 

The expat dragon boat community will be coming together again this Halloween and celebrate it through a pub crawl along Boat Quay!

Bars line up for the evening:

   7-8 pm: Hero’s

   8-9 pm: Mogambo’s Bar & Restaurant

   9-10 pm: BQ Bar

   10-11 pm: Dallas Boat Quay

   11pm-12am: The Penny Black

Some offers for the evening:

– Welcome alcohol shots at Hero’s and Mogambo’s

– $25 for a bucket at BQ

– $5 Jäger shot (bar location is a secret)

There will be a boat race at BQ with 5 people in a team. 

Team costume is still open for suggestions, just message on our Gaelic Fun WhatsApp group chat. Otherwise, just turn up for some fun!

Starting from 7pm, see you there!

What you need to do now is confirm if you are going or not, so RSVP to this Facebook event post and check more updates.

 

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 1 weekend left 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.

Prince of Wales Pizza Eating Competition

18 November

The Prince of Wales is having a pizza eating competition on Saturday, 18th November. They are looking for 8 teams, 3 people in each team. You need to eat a 20-inch pizza between 3 people to win prizes worth $300. If you’re interested, message Mandy Irvine on Facebook.

There is also no cost to enter the race. Absolutely free!

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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Our Strongest And Most Powerful Muscle

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Our Strongest And Most Powerful Muscle

By Peter Butsch

 

The biceps – our strongest and a most powerful muscle.

 

For millions of years the biceps have helped humans to build empires, brought soldiers to this world and evoked fear amongst enemies, pushing entire civilizations into the abyss. I am sure you have found yourself looking up to the stars, drawn to the importance of this muscle. It seems it has come from outer space and that its power is only exceeded by its mysteriousness.

 

But what happened? Where is the biceps nowadays? Why are we not using this all-mighty weapon anymore?

 

The biceps or also biceps brachiosaurus (lat. “two-headed muscle” of the arm) got its name from our ancestors, who discovered that they can use it to wrestle two dinosaurs (brachiosaurus) at the same time and provide food to their families. It is also well known that the first animals emerged from the ocean using a “one-arm row” to pull themselves onto the Kallang riverbank. But after the humans wrestled all dinosaurs into extinction, we began to question it.

 

Can the biceps be controlled? And are they too powerful to be given to mankind?

 
So, we started to create lies – lies that would detain us from ever using them again. The Romans made us believe that there is nothing more powerful than the lightning of Zeus. The Vikings thought power lies in the hammer of Thor and, as MC Hammer told us, that you cannot touch this. This may be one of the saddest lessons of history: If you have been fooled long enough, you tend to reject any evidence of the lie. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The lie has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give power to somebody to rule you, you almost never get it back.

 

Some say this is the reason why aliens have never spoken to us. We could have been building a galactic supersonic weapon, but we decided to throw the towel. It’s like a llama on rollerblades trying to walk up an escalator. Weird to look at and a waste of everybody’s time. Or choosing tears to come out of your eyes instead of lasers, chainsaws or fire. What would you choose? We all know what Superman chose. In dragon boating, we have decided to use our lower back and not our biceps to pull the boat forward. OUR BACK? HUH?!? I always thought that is something old people have problems with, like a disease. Could we then also use leprosy to paddle? … just thinking out loud.

 
 

But hope is the last thing ever lost. Like at 11:29am on a Sunday morning during a paddling session with Wai Hong. You are hoping for the magic words: “Let’s go back”. And when you move your sore body onto the beach, tired, almost dying, don’t you sometimes look up to the stars? And when you concentrate, don’t you suddenly hear that voice screaming from a far distance?

 

And, as you listen closely, you notice that it is not far away. It is very near. It is coming from your biceps.

 

And then you can see it. You can see that there is a tiny dragon living in your biceps, talking to you. He says: “Gaelic, I can feel your breath. I can hear your heartbeat. Rise, rise and shine. Paddle and don’t stop until you bring me gold.” As he says that, your bicep starts glowing in the most beautiful light you have ever seen. You are overwhelmed with the feelings of joy, freedom and strength. And you instantly know what to do. You know, you have to use this weapon that was given to you and bring glory to the Gaelic Dragons and their families, because gold is the only thing that matters.

 

#bicepsstories #riseandshine #goforgold

The Battle Continues!

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The Battle Continues!

 

Congratulations to the whole team for bringing home GOLD form the Dragonbattle Asia – IDBC Mixed category. For sure you’ve already seen the epic winning video.

The following is the summary report by our Vice-Captain Aoife Murray:

 

Gaelic Dragons headed to battle in five categories last Saturday. Our crew of 15 paddlers competed in Feather Weight Open, Heavy Weight Open, National Unified Mixed, Ladies and IDBC Mixed events. After the first battle or two we got accustomed to the strange pool paddles, with really narrow blades (described by one of our paddlers as like “trying to paddle with a straw”), battled hard and worked as a team to do our very best.

Last year, Gaelics won silver in the IDBC Mixed event and we were determined to do one better this year. We had a great day, returning home a little battle-scared (lost voices and some bruised derrières) but with some amazing bling! Like any race, Dragon Battle takes a bit of organisation. Everyone on the team, paddlers and our amazing supporters, played their part to help make the day a success. I’m sure I’ll forget somebody (sorry), but particular thanks to the following people:

– Sladjan and Andrew who arrived early to secure a prime tent location, then helped with getting drinks and snacks from Fair Price and handing out goodie bags and race tags

– Alena for sneaking off from the party for a while to tidy up and clear the rubbish from our tent (and for her first race as a Gaelic Dragon!)

– Zai, who came as a supporter and ended up as the team mascot and official poolside counter, helping to make sure we all stayed in time during battle

– Michael and Briyah for some awesome video footage of the later battles from the rooftop above the pool

– Amy for collecting all the lost property at the end of the night

– Jenny for turning up with some home-baked treats in the afternoon

– Dani for the on-site physio consultations!!

 

Thanks to the whole team of paddlers and supporters for cheering on all our teams, keeping us entertained during the category 1 delays and proving that Gaelics are a team to be reckoned with on and off the water!

Detailed battle reports

You can access the full results here

 

Ladies: 350 – 450kg

Crew: Aoife, Jess, Briyah, Julie, Amy, Roisin

Final Result: Gaelic Ladies finished in top4. Reach Crescendo went on to win the ladies final

 

 

IDBC Invitational Unified (Mixed): 400 – 500kg

Crew: Aoife, Richard, Jess, Matt, Julie, Henry

Final result: One round sudden death – CHAMPIONS

 

 

Feather weight (Open): 449kg and below

Crew: Jess, Briyah, Andrew Baker, Henry, Sam, Tony Lotts 

Final result: After 2 battles, eliminated from further battle

 

 

Heavy weight (Open): 450kg and above

Crew: Richard, Sladjan, Andrew Baker, Henry, Sam, Matt

Final result: After 3 battles, eliminated from further battle

 

 

National Unified (Mixed): 380 – 480kg

Crew: Aoife, Michael, Sladjan, Tony Lotts, Alena, Roisin, Amy 

Final result: After 3 battles, eliminated from further battle

 

 

Flip Cup

Crew1: Jess, Matt, Julie, Henry, Aoife, Richard – Winners!!!

Crew2: Dani, Triona, Amy, Briyah, Chris, Andrew Baker – 3rd place 

Here are some of the snaps of our fun weekend: 


Photos by Aoife, Richard and Sladjan

The Dragon Battle Asia might be over,  but we still have one coming up in a few weeks. Keep that motivation high and prepare to fly!

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday – 6.30 a.m.

Saturday – 2.45 p.m.

Sunday – 9 a.m.

Attention: Non-senior crew!

As part of the preparation for SRR, we are conducting additional training sessions for the next 3 Saturdays and on holiday of Deepavali (Oct 18th, Wednesday).

The training is designed to have the crew for each boat/category to train together. The tentative lineup has been planned and will be sent out soon. So based on the signup, the training plan for each boat will be determined.

We only have 3 weekends left before the last Singapore race of the season. Please make time to attend as much training as possible.

Note: NO SATURDAY LAND TRAINING for the next 3 weekends.

Current categories we have for SRR:

– IDBC Open & Women

– SRR Mixed, Open & Women

Please visit this Google sheet link to sign up for the extra training sessions.

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. 

 

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

12 October, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

This time it’s on like donkey kong! Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night this Thursday, the 12th of October, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

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

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Black Friday: Gold Edition

13 October

The Penny Black

Come join us celebrate the team’s victory on the recent Dragon Battle Asia, bringing home the belt and the Gold blings this time!

Starting from 6pm, see you there!

See the Facebook event post for updates.

Get a chance to win

Battle of the Masters

tickets this Black Friday!!!

Our very kind sponsor, Muddy Murphy Group have gave us 2 pairs of tickets to the Battle of the Masters game on the 11th November. It is the same day as newbie day but it doesn’t start until 7pm. At our Black Friday event we will hold a lucky draw to see who gets to go. You have to be a fully paid up Gaelic’s member to enter this draw. 

To enter all you need to do is

 WhatsApp or message Mandy Irvine on Facebook.

*committee members are not included*

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 3 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.

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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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!

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

To submit, please email it to info@gaelicdragons.org.

Are you enjoying our newsletter this year so far? Or you have found something that we need to improve? Please fill this Google feedback form for us to know what we need to improve.

 

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AustCham 10K Challenge This Weekend And Our Gaelic Of The Month

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All athletes get tired, and at some point, frustrated. But what makes successful athletes different from the rest? They don’t stop. They don’t stop until the GOOD gets BETTER, and the BETTER becomes BEST. They don’t stop, until they can’t get it wrong anymore.

 

And do you know one of the characters that makes these GREAT athletes in a team EXCEPTIONAL? They are not just great on their own, but they are great team players too. They believe that individual COMMITMENT to a group effort makes a team work and they share their VISION to the team and work with the TEAM to reach their GOAL. They keep in mind that the team can count on them. They are flexible, do not complain and get stressed out when something new is brought to the table. They consider different points of view and compromise when needed.

 

We all, can become one. 

 

10k is coming this weekend. It is going to be tough, but we will make it strong. Two things for sure, we will be finishing the course as a team, and we will have awesome supporters cheering for us! Remember, it ain’t over till it’s over. So let’s get to that finish line together! Let’s all find that greatness amongst ourselves!

Yes, you read that right! There is no training this weekend! So take this weekend to recover and regain that strength again to prepare for the coming SRR race training! We still do have a Wednesday morning session, and post can be found on our Facebook group. For those participating on the 10k race, especially those who missed the training last weekend, please attend this session as your last training before the race this coming weekend.

 

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. 

 

PERPETRATOR ALERT!

This guy has been found again, walking around the nursery area last weekend.

The perpetrator is a Chinese male, around early to mid 20s, has a slim and lanky built.

Please be vigilant and make sure you secure your belongings properly. SDBA had advised that if you see this guy around the area, be careful to approach him as he might be carrying a weapon. Anger is mounting at this guy, but please do not take the law into your own hands.

Maintenance Day Success!

Boats are clean and our cages are tidy now! Thanks to everyone who came down and helped us!

Our boats will be needing some repairs since we have found there were loose screws on seats. Please let us know if you if you find more issues with the boat. As for our cage, please help maintain the cleanliness of our cage. Never leave food at the cage!

 

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!

Quizcraft Thursday

28 September, from 8pm

The Penny Black 

Quiz night is back! Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night this Thursday, the 28th of September, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

Check this Facebook event out and see all updates about it.

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

AustCham 10km Challenge

30 September

Kallang Basin/ Marina Reservoir

 

This is a long-distance race, a great test of strength and endurance, against local and IDBC teams, organised by SDBA and AustCham Paddle Club every year. Experience the fun and appreciate the spectacular waterways that Singapore has to offer as teams will be taken to a tour in the 10k race course. 

For those who haven’t paid the race fee yet, please settle them with Aoife by Thursday!

10K Race – Supporters Rally and After Party

2pm, 30 September

Kallang Beach

Hey Gaelics! The 10k race is almost here and it is time to begin to rally to create the best suport crew there is!

For those not paddling, join us this Saturday! 

The idea is to help the race crew gear up and get the boat onto the water(we are using our own boat) and then we will proceed to different locations, where we can see our boat, and cheer for them. We are looking at 3 main camping spots:

– The Helix Bridge

– The Merlion

– Kallang Beach itself for the finish

We will then join in the festivities on the beach before we board the buses at around 6.30pm to bring us to Circular Road for a collective celebration with all the other teams!

Do RSVP on the Facebook event posted by Cash. See you all 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!

For those who haven’t paid the registration fee yet, please pay through WAAVE or bank transfer to Gaelic Dragons bank account. Message Aoife once done. 

 

35th Singapore River Regatta

November 4-5

The Singapore River Regatta race registration is already open! For those who haven’t signed up yet and wants to join for the last race of the season, fill out this Google form

Please register before Wednesday, 27th September, the latest as this will help the captains plan training for the upcoming weeks.

For those who have signed up and signing up, and don’t have the athlete’s card yet, please submit a photo to Aoife, the latest on Wednesday. You will not be able to race without your athlete’s card. And if you are not sure if you have one, drop Aoife or Richard a message to check.

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.

 

Gaelic of the Month for September 

 

Alison (Ali) Chave 

She’s not just managing the Gaelic Dragons finances (Yes, the Captains have made slight changes to the rule, that everyone will be eligible to be our Gaelic of the Month, except for them, and of course, yours truly.) she’s a very energetic paddler. Thanks Ali for always sharing that bright smile and bringing positivity in the boat.   

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

September 30

Austcham 10k Challenge

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!

For the past newsletter issues, we have been calling the Gaelics to submit stories or articles to be featured and published on our Gaelic Dragons website. We are still encouraging you guys to write for our newsletter and we would be very delighted to receive it.

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