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

 

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.

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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A Tribute To Our Founding Father By Our Featured Writer This Week

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A Tribute To Our Founding Father By Our Featured Writer This Week

by Cliff Price a.k.a. Captain America

David M. Beattie, The Gaelic Dragons’ founding father, arrived in Singapore in 1997 from Wales, Australia to take an assignment with Price Waterhouse Cooper.
Like many expats, David was in search of adventure and a desire to meet new people and develop a sense of belonging in a new and strange land. During the early part of his Singapore stay, David developed a passion for dragon boating. Read more… 

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am

Saturday land training will be based on sign ups!

Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 9.30am(Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

 

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15. But if you are going only for the land training, S$5.

 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

Additional Reminders

1. For those who haven’t settled membership and subscription fees, we have sent multiple reminders to you guys, so please settle it(trust me, we don’t want to be like your naggy S.O.)!

2. Please bring your own water to training. Gaelic water bottles are available in the cage for purchase.

3. If you have registered for a race, and backed out after the registration has closed, you are still required to pay for the registration fee. Be mindful that once you have signed up, we register your name and have to pay the organisers.

4. Speaking of payments(yes, people have to be reminded – seriously guys, we don’t want to sound naggy!), for those going to Penang, Aoife has sent to the chat group, the package deposit amount that you need to pay. 

Saturday Paddle Clinic
 Join us for another month of paddle clinic sessions with coach. It’s a 2-hr session which focuses on getting the right technique and correcting strokes. Sign up can be found on this Google sheet. Training fee is $10. 
 

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!

Tea and Quizbits

7 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 7th of September, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Black Friday: The Reunion Edition

8 September

The Penny Black

Hey Gaelics! We’ve missed you! And we are calling you all to come down to Penny Black this Friday. It’s not just your regular catch up. Our social guy Cash has some surprises prepared for y’all!

We would really love to see you there. And you might also want to bring in some ideas for the upcoming David Beattie Memorial Day, which will be a Newbie Day, and at the same time, a Reunion Day for our good ol’ Gaelics.   

Oktoberfest 

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

AustCham 10km Challenge

30 September

Kallang Basin/ Marina Reservoir

This is a long-distance race against local and IDBC teams, oraganised 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. 

This is a great test of strength and endurance. There will also be a 5k race of new challenging route with 10 paddlers and a steerperson.

Sign up is already closed. Updates from the captains will be out soon!

 

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. 

 

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.

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.

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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A Tribute To Our Founding Father: David Beattie

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A Tribute to Our Founding Father: David Beattie

Written by Cliff Price a.k.a. Captain America

David M. Beattie, The Gaelic Dragons’ founding father, arrived in Singapore in 1997 from Wales, Australia to take an assignment with Price Waterhouse Cooper.

 

Like many expats, David was in search of adventure and a desire to meet new people and develop a sense of belonging in a new and strange land. During the early part of his Singapore stay, David developed a passion for dragon boating. He became a member of the International Dragon Boat Committee (IDBC) and the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA). Finally, his love of the sport inspired him to start his own team. In 2004 the Gaelic Dragons Dragon Boat Team was born under David’s loving leadership.

 

Starting a dragon boat team was a considerable undertaking for David. Along with fulfilling his career obligations he was also responsible for all the duties that come with managing a sports team: recruiting new members, organizing team activities, raising operating funds and sourcing equipment.

David put his heart and soul into the Gaelic Dragons. David could often be found in the boat yard repairing paddles and life jackets or on the Kallang River sweeping a boat or training new paddlers.   For the first three years of the Gaelic Dragons’ existence the team did not have its own boat. To conduct practice David had to borrow a boat from other expat teams or the SDBA. David was determined to overcome this obstacle and acquire a boat. To accomplish this critical goal David came up with the ingenious idea to sell ownership shares in a new boat to raise the necessary procurement funds. This fundraising effort resulted in the team buying its first boat in 2007, a brand-new BUK boat named the Wild Rover. Named after the popular Irish folk and drinking song, the Wild Rover represented the unruly and fun-loving spirt of the team.

 

Over a short period of time the team grew substantially in size. As new and diverse members joined, the question was often asked: “What kind of team is the Gaelic Dragons?”  Is it a purely social team, a competitive team or is there a way for it to be both? Under David’s guidance, the team formed a committee that was tasked with writing a mission statement that would define who the Gaelic Dragons are and help guide the team in the future. The Gaelic Dragon’s mission statement was approved by the team in 2010 and has served as the team’s historical anchor and guiding light ever since.

 

“The Gaelic Dragons are a competitive team that promotes the sport of Dragon Boating.

 

We conduct ourselves with the highest standards of sportsmanship while welcoming people of all backgrounds and paddling abilities.

 

We place a premium on fun and friendship and recognize that our members need to balance sport with personal demands and work life.”

 

2010 and 2011 were years of momentous change for the Gaelic Dragons. Through the generosity of its members and sponsors, the team bought its second boat, a brand new Swift boat named Grace O’Malley. The Grace O’Malley was launched on July 24, 2010 and her arrival was celebrated with a team BBQ on the Kallang River beach. Named after the famous 1500s Irish female pirate, chieftain and sea trader she represented the new competitive and fighting spirt of the team. The team also purchased new carbon fibre paddles and life jackets, increased the intensity of training and held its first official time trials.

 

On March 20, 2011, Davids and the teams hard work paid off and the Gaelic Dragon’s won their first medal in the MR 500 Plate Final. During a post-race Ponggol party hosted by team members Antje Schroder and Michael Hoffman, President Gina Galvin and Captain Cliff Price hung the team’s first medal around David’s neck with the love of his life, Anne Marie Ng, by his side. In celebration of the momentous occasion the Captain, Cliff Price, got his head shaved in front of the team by the previous Captain, Declan Starrs.  

 

On September 25, 2011 David and Anne Marie were happily married in Singapore. Shortly afterward David began having health problems that gradually became worse. Sadly, Anne Marie lost her husband and the team lost its founding father on October 12, 2011. His funeral was greatly attended, not only by members of the Gaelic Dragons but also by other members of the Singapore dragon boat community. As a tribute, the team gathered at Penny Black’s after the funeral and toasted David while overlooking the Singapore River with a shot of Irish Whisky and words of heart felt praise and gratitude.    

With David’s passing the team was inspired to train with increased intensity.  On November 27, 2011, the team won Silver in the Singapore River Regatta in the Mixed Grand Final. This was the team’s first Grand Final Medal. After this momentous race there were feelings of joy that the team reached such a high level of success, as well as sadness that David was not there to enjoy the moment. David would have been proud that his dream of creating a fun-loving, inclusive and competitive team had been fully realized.

 

Presidents, captains, coaches and team members will come and go, but the enduring spirt of Davids contribution to the Gaelic Dragons will never be forgotten. In honor of David, the team started the David Beattie Contribution to Club Award that is presented each year to the team member who stands out for their unselfish efforts to make a team a success.      

 

Through competition, teamwork, and the valuable lesson of winning and losing, the Gaelic Dragons continue to create many lasting memories and friendships. There are few men who can claim to have positively influenced so many lives as David and the team he created, The Gaelic Dragons.      

 

Paddles Up! Kick Arse! Go Gaelic’s!

Don’t Give Up On That Goal

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Don’t Give Up On That Goal

Don’t you love it when you feel the boat gliding and everyone in unison when you paddle? When you feel the power in every stroke? When you feel that you are one with your team mates in that boat? Aren’t you proud of your self when you feel you have given your best each stroke? 

We know you cannot perfect each stroke when you paddle, not for now maybe. But knowing you have tried and worked hard to get the right technique each time, is just as satisfying as having your first gulp of your ice cold beer after an intense afternoon training. 

Sometimes it will get frustrating. But don’t you ever give up on that goal! Go get your asses down to training this weekend!  🙂

On a side note, we know you’ve been waiting to hear who will be this August’s Gaelic of the Month. Go on…

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am

Saturday land training will be based on sign ups!

Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 9.30am(Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

 

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

 

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15. But if you are going only for the land training, S$5.

 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

Saturday Paddle Clinic
Join us for another month of paddle clinic sessions with coach. It’s a 2-hr session which focuses on getting the right technique and correcting strokes. Sign up sheet will be out soon. Training fee is $10. 
 

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!

 

Black Friday

8 September

The Penny Black

Our Black Friday event is pushed to another week due to the long weekend.

We do look forward to see there as our social chair Cash has prepared some surprises for y’all!

Dragonboat Challenge PAddleFest 2017

8am, 24 September

Come on down to PAssionWave@Marina Bay to support the team for a dragon boat challenge against local and expat teams.

More info can be found on this Facebook event page.

Oktoberfest

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

AustCham 10km Challenge

30 September

Kallang Basin/ Marina Reservoir

This is a long-distance race against local and IDBC teams, oraganised 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. 

This is a great test of strength and endurance. There will also be a 5k race of new challenging route with 10 paddlers and a steerperson.

Sign up for the challenge is until this Friday, September 1 and on this Google form.

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 info about the event on this link

 

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

18 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.

A tribute to our founding father and history of the Gaelic Dragons will be published soon. 

 

Gaelic of the Month for August

 

 

Sara Castaned

For her commitment to the team and to trainings – weekends, Wednesdays and bootcamps. Sara(without the “h”, remember that) has not only shown dedication to the team with her attendance record, but her effort to improve herself reflects her passion to what she’s doing. She is always willing to listen and has been working hard to be her best and to contribute to the team.   

Final reminder to subscription members!

Gaelics who, until now, have not renewed their subscription membership, please settle your payments! S$325 for 6 months, includes Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday paddles, as well as Tuesday bootcamp.Pay as you go members can switch to subscription too.Please transfer to the Gaelic Dragons bank account, pay through Waave, or cash at a training session. Please let Aoife and Ali know when you have paid.For any questions, please email committee@gaelicdragons.org. 

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

September 24

Dragonboat Challenge PAddleFest 2017

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 18

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

December 16

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party

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Reset, Recharge, Regain

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RESET

Still not over that long break? Revisit the goals you have made when the race season started. You have made a lot of improvement for sure and it’s time to RESET it! Up your game! 

 

RECHARGE

Recharge and refill that Paddling Bin of Knowledge that you have. Yes, you have made improvements, and it’s time to go through and practice the right techniques again. Let’s check your top arm movement, the press, the reach, the kick, the sit up, the entry, the pull, the exit, the airtime. A lot, right?

Have you developed that muscle memory yet? It might be time to visit Paddle Clinic to learn the techniques again, and practice them during the regular training session!

 

REGAIN

Regain your momentum! You’ve noticed it by now that our water warm up each week just keeps getting longer. Remember what the coach said, “It will never get easy, but you will thank me.” Ha! Guess he’s right! The intense weekend training is worth it, for a few minutes of podium exposure.

We still have a number of races ahead of us. Having the momentum will constantly build up your strength and endurance. 

 

But hey, we should not forget to have fun! Here are some snaps we had during our successful Newbie Day. Let us all thank Mandy Irvine and friends, for organising the event and filling us up with very delicious food! 

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am

Saturday land training will be based on sign ups!

Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 9.30am(Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

 

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

 

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15. But if you are going only for the land training, S$5.

 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

Saturday Paddle Clinic
Join a session of paddle clinic with coach. This is a 2-hr session which focuses on getting the right technique and correcting strokes. Sign up on this Google sheet. Be at the cage before 11.45am! Don’t be late! We still have slots available for dates August 19 & 26. Training fee is $10. 
 

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!

Thursday, 17 August

The Penny Black

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night this Thursday, the 17th of August, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! 

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

American Dragons Bar Olympics 2017

20 August

Ice Cold Beer

The American Dragons Singapore has once again invited us to this year’s Bar Olympics happening at their sponsor bar, Ice Cold Beer.

Click here to find more info and updates.

Come on down this Sunday to support our Gaelics who will be participating in the games.

Oktoberfest

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

AustCham 10km Challenge

30 September

Kallang Basin/ Marina Reservoir

This is a long-distance race against local and IDBC teams, oraganised 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. 

This is a great test of strength and endurance. There will also be a 5k race of new challenging route with 10 paddlers and a steerperson.

Sign up will be posted soon!

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!

Sign up here by August 15th, 9pm cut-off time.

More info about the event on this link

 

Calling all subscription members!

Gaelics who have not renewed their subscription membership yet, please settle payments within this week! S$325 for 6 months, includes Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday paddles, as well as Tuesday bootcamp.Pay as you go members can switch to subscription too.Please transfer to the Gaelic Dragons bank account, pay through Waave, or cash at a training session. Please let Aoife and Ali know when you have paid. 

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

September 24

Dragonboat Challenge PAddleFest 2017

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

August 20

 Bar Olympics 2017

November 16

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

December 16

Gaelic Dragons Christmas Party

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The Summer Party Hangover and Our Gaelic of the Month

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The Summer Party Hangover and Our Gaelic of the Month

Your memory might have been hazy after that fun night of celebration… but here we are to remind you of the shenanigans that happened during our Summer Lovin’ Party.

We are halfway through the year, and we are celebrating numerous events happening within the team.

– To our Gaelic ladies who bagged the 3rd place and won medals on the recent SDBF against tough IDBC teams. And Rowan, one of the ladies in the crew, celebrated her birthday with us that night!

– To the Gaelics who challenged themselves and joined the British Dragons to raise funds for the Worldwide Cancer Research during their Early-to-eve 12-hr paddle event.

– To our Mandy and Doug Irvine, who tied the knot in Scotland, on the same day.

– To our Sid, who got engaged to the lovely Sophie of the American Dragons (another dragon boat wedding! yay!).

– We also want to acknowledge Cash on an awesome spend for half year that made us hit our target  

There will be more that we are going to celebrate(yup, something great is on the way!), as a team.

On behalf of the committee, thank you very much for coming and making the event super fun!

Here are some snaps on that day.

(photos by Sid, Phil D, Richard & Aoife)

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am

 

We are back! And so the SRR training has officially started!

 

Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 9.30am(Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

 

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

 

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15. But if you are going only for the land training, S$5.

 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

Saturday Land Training
Join us for a session with coach. Be at the cage before 2pm (Aoife is checking the attendance)! Don’t be late! 
 

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!

We are back on Thursday!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night this Thursday, the 3rd of August, starting at 8pm. It will be grand! See updates of this event on this post.

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Black Friday: The Hangover Lovin’ Edition

4 August

The Penny Black

What better way to kick off the month than to reminisce the shenanigans that happened at the Summer Lovin’ Party?

A game of flip cup might be arranged for as the night goes on, and same with beer chugging(should people want to try and get their names taken down) so look out for what happens.

Tables will be reserved as we might bring the board games to Penny Black! They also serve healthy meals and non-alcoholic beverages, so no fret if you worry about that diet.

Click here to find more info and updates.

 

Bar Olympics Trials

11 August

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

Incorporating the Four Key Bar sports of Pool, Darts, Beer Pong and Beer Chugging, with the introduction of a fifth this year; Flip Cup, it’s time  to show us the skills honed in your college days or at the bar and represent the Gaelics!  

In order to get us in the fine form and to allow us to put the best teams forward, we’re having some practice/trial nights upstairs at Molly Malones. Come along, have a go and have a good time with your team mates over a few drinks.

View more details on the Facebook event page here.

August Newbie Day

12 August

We invite you to join us and see what dragon boating is all about! Invite your friends and family to join you and share the experience. 

Cost is $30 per person which covers equipment, food and drinks (water, 100plus, soft drinks, beer)

Whats on the menu?

What to bring? Sunscreen, Cap/Hat, Sunglasses, Flip flops, Towel and change of clothes as you will for sure get wet. Please wear comfortable sports clothes.

Please complete the waiver (click on this link) before arriving to save time on the day. See you there!

Details and updates are available as well on this Facebook event.

American Dragons Bar Olympics 2017

20 August

Ice Cold Beer

The American Dragons Singapore has once again invited us to this year’s Bar Olympics happening at their sponsor bar, Ice Cold Beer.

Click here to find more info and updates.

Oktoberfest

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

Dragon Battle 2017

Sign up is now open for Dragon Battle!

When: Saturday, 7th October 

Where: 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!

Sign up here by August 15th.

More info about the event on this link

 

IDBC Club Crew World Championship Info Night

IDBF has announced that the next Club Crew World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary in July 2018. The IDBF Singapore is planning to send a Red Dot crew and there will be an info night on 2nd August, 7pm at Bergs, Far East Square. Those who are keen to try, see you there!

 

Gaelic of the Month for July

 

Andrew Baker

For his all out support to the team, during race days, making sure everyone gets what they need (even our caffeine fix, to be awake in the boat). His support during races has been amazing even when he is not racing. Not just during the race, but at all our Gaelic events, Andrew has been there.

Calling all subscription members!

Subscription renewal is already due this month. Please settle payments within this week. S$325 for 6 months, includes Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday paddles, as well as Tuesday bootcamp.Pay as you go members can switch to subscription too.Please transfer to the Gaelic Dragons bank account, pay through Waave, or cash at a training session. Please let Aoife and Ali know when you have paid. 

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

  August 12  

Newbie Day

August 20

 Bar Olympics 2017

Ba  November 16

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

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Are You Ready?! Attention… It’s Summer Time!

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Are You Ready?! Attention… It’s Summer Time!

The Gaelics mid-year party is coming this weekend! And it’s gonna be…. Wait for it…. Legendary!

 

We all have been waiting for that break after months of tough trainings. Let us all reward ourselves this weekend and enjoy a night of fun, and celebrate what we have achieved so far this year.

(photo above by Xavier Keutch)

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 12 pm

No Sunday training!

 

Boat(s) will launch at 12.30pm (Saturday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

 

Saturday training will be early as to give everyone the time to prep up for the Summer Lovin’ party. No land training this Saturday!

 

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

 

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15.

 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Nuala at 9009 6423 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

 

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!

It’s Wednesday Super Quiz!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night on the 26th July, 8pm. It will be grand! See updates of this event on this post.

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

Summer Lovin’ Party

29 July

The Penny Black

Be ready with your costumes and your dance moves! This year’s event includes a dance competition – The “Just Dance” Challenge!  

Members will enjoy free drinks and stubs will be given upon registration, which they can collect at the bar.

 Our Gaelic of the Month for July will be announce at the party.

View more details of the fun on the Facebook event page here.

Early to Eve

12-Hour Paddle for Cancer Research

29 July, from Sunrise to Sundown

at Kallang Riverside

 Registration is now closed!

All who registered will receive an email on Thursday with the information needed. 

See more info about the event on this page.

American Dragons Bar Olympics 2017

20 August

Ice Cold Beer

The American Dragons Singapore has once again invited us to this year’s Bar Olympics happening at their sponsor bar, Ice Cold Beer.

Watch out for our Social Chair’ announcement on the group, to when and where the tryouts are happening.

Click here to find more info and updates.

Oktoberfest

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

Dragon Battle 2017

Sign up is now open for Dragon Battle!

 

When: Saturday, 7th October 

Where: 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!

 

Sign up here by August 15th.

More info about the event on this link

 

IDBC Club Crew World Championship Info Night

IDBF has announced that the next Club Crew World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary in July 2018. The IDBF Singapore is planning to send a Red Dot crew and there will be an info night on 2nd August, 7pm at Bergs, Far East Square. Those who are keen to try, see you there!

Calling all subscription members!

Subscription membership is due for renewal by August 1st. S$325 for 6 months, includes Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday paddles, as well as Tuesday bootcamp.Pay as you go members can switch to subscription too.Please transfer to the Gaelic Dragons bank account, pay through Waave, or cash at a training session. Please let Aoife and Ali know when you have paid. 

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

 

  August 12  

Newbie Day

 

August 20

 Bar Olympics 2017

 

Ba  November 16

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

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When One Wins, The Team Wins

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When One Wins, The Team Wins

Last weekend, our paddlers stepped up the plate at the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival, Singapore’s National Championships. Completing in 6 categories over 2 days, our skeleton crew paddled hard and put into practice all the training and new techniques they’ve learnt over the last few months with Coach Waihong. Against tough competition, we had some great results and showed what Gaelics can do. Highlights included the IDBC Mixed team making the final, the Premier Women crew winning their heat and narrowly missing the grand final, and the IDBC Women crew earning themselves some shiny bronze medals!

It was a great festival to mark SDBA’s 30th birthday. It was fantastic to see all the current and former paddlers who turned up to show their support. The successful weekend was capped off with a team dinner at our sponsor bar, The Penny Black. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the race season will bring! 

– Jenny O’Brien, SDBF Gaelic Dragons Race Manager

Here are some snaps of the SDBF weekend. Photos by Alan Lee

 

Captain’s Message

Congratulations to everyone who participated in SDBF 2017 and a big thank you to everyone who supported the team!

This is just the beginning! Now we all know that if we really put our hearts and dedication to what we are doing, we will achieve our goals together!

We all have witnessed how our team have improved in every way from all the races we’ve had so far for 2017. Strength, endurance, technique, and most of all TEAMWORK! With all the boats that we have sent in every race, it is our teamwork and unity that drove us all to push ourselves and give the best that we can! We might not all went home with medals but every win is not an individual win but our team’s success! A team effort!

Let us all continue this journey together as ONE TEAM! ONE FAMILY!

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am 

Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 9.30am (Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!!

Sunday training will be based on sign ups.

A reminder to everyone: 

Please do not bring food to store at the cage. There have been cases of these unwelcome visitors scavenging in our cage, ripping holes on those bags with food. We will have to make sure they don’t nest on the shelves.

Payment:

For those non-subscription members, Saturday training is S$15. But if you are going only for the land training, it’s S$5. 

Training Etiquette:

Please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before meeting time if you are going to be late.

Saturday Land Training
Join us for a session with coach. Be at the cage before 2pm (Aoife is checking the attendance)! Don’t be late! 

Friday Quiz y’all!

Thinking of what to do this Friday?!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night on the 21st July, 8pm. It will be grand! See event on this post.
#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

Summer Lovin’ Party

29 July

The Penny Black

Be ready with your costumes and your dance moves! This year’s event includes a dance competition – The Dance Central Challenge!  

View more details of the fun on the Facebook event page here.

 

Early to Eve

12-Hour Paddle for Cancer Research

29 July, from Sunrise to Sundown

at Kallang Riverside

 The Brits will once again host a charity paddle and have invited our team and the rest of the Dragon Boat community of Singapore to join.

Paddling will take place in multiple shifts throughout the day with short breaks. 

See more info about the event on this page.

American Dragons Bar Olympics 2017

20 August

Ice Cold Beer

The American Dragons Singapore has once again invited us to this year’s Bar Olympics happening at their sponsor bar, Ice Cold Beer.

Watch out for our Social Chair’ announcement on the group, to when and where the tryouts are happening.

Click here to find more info and updates.

Oktoberfest

23 September

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Join the German Dragons Singapore for another legendary Oktoberfest at Paulaner this year to celebrate their 19th year as a team!

RSVP to this Facebook event to lock in the date into your calendar and more details will follow closer to the date!

Get your Dirndls and Lederhosens ready to enjoy the drinking, dancing, and singing!

Whats on the menu?

Freshly brewed Paulaner Helles and Dunkles Bier, guys in Lederhosen and girls in Dirndl, sausage snail/chicken steak, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms from the giant pan, Krautsalat

Gaelics on Tour
Gaelics Goes To Penang with the Austchams

This year, Gaelic Dragons will combine forces with the Austchams for the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival. Registration is now closed! More details to follow from Aoife soon for those who have registered.

IDBC Club Crew World Championship Info Night

IDBF has announced that the next Club Crew World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary in July 2018. The IDBF Singapore is planning to send a Red Dot crew and there will be an info night on 2nd August, 7pm at Bergs, Far East Square. Those who are keen to try, see you there!

 

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

Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events

  August 12  

Newbie Day

August 20

 Bar Olympics 2017

Ba  November 16

David Beattie Memorial Newbie Day

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