Reset, Recharge, Regain

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Reset, Recharge, Regain

 

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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Singapore Dragon Boat Festival This Weekend

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Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017 This Weekend

What is a team? – A team is a group of individuals who work together for a common goal. 

Do you remember that goal you set for yourself when the race season started? How far are you now from what you were?

We know we’ve been saying this all the time… we’re getting stronger. Because we are! Each time you go in that boat and train, you get stronger. Even if we’re whining, frustrated, all the physical and the mental challenges… all of these you have defeated, because you want to be better, we want to be stronger, we want to be our best, as an individual, and as a team! 

To a great extent, we shall do our best this coming weekend. We are one. And when one wins, the team wins!  

 

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017

July 15 & 16

Gardens By The Bay East, Marina Channel

SDBF race email will be out this week with all the details for the race day!

To all Gaelics who are not racing, bring that Gaelic craic this weekend and show them all what we’ve got as a team. Give our racers a tap on the back before they go in the boat, and give your loudest cheer as they race!

We would also be glad to have our photography enthusiasts with us and have the race day moments captured. Find all info about the race weekend from this event posted by SDBA.

 

 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!

 

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

After considering various options and taking into account the Singapore race/social event calendar, location, price, race distance etc, we have decided that the Gaelics will go on Tour to Penang International Dragon Boat Festival, 2-3 December

Anyone who is interested needs to sign up ASAP – registration deadline is 15th July (sorry for the short notice).

To sign up, all I need for now is your name. Please sign up on the Facebook post or WhatsApp me directly.

Read on for further details.

Travel dates: Fri 1st – Mon 4th Dec
Race dates: Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd Dec
Race distance: 200m and 500m
Prizes: trophies and cash prizes!

Race categories open to us:
International premier open 12 crew
International premier mixed 22 crew
International premier women 12 crew

Cost: approx USD40-60 per night if we get the accommodation and transport package (see below) race entry fee approx USD20, plus flights.

It would be possible to fly Friday evening and Sunday evening if time off work is a problem (Would be more fun to be there the day before though).

Ground Arrangement Package
The Organizing Committee has made arrangements for a choice of accommodation from 3-stars to 5-stars beach or city hotels. All the official accommodation locations are 15 – 30 minutes from the regatta site by car or bus. The cost ranges from US$40 to US$60 per person, per night will include:

1. Group airport transfer (1 trip for the whole group for each way)
2. Hotel accommodation
3. Group transport to & from racing site (for practice session & race days)
4. Daily breakfast at hotel
5. Group transport to & from Celebration Dinner site

Outline Programme

Thu, 30 Nov
• Crews arrival
Fri, 1 Dec
• Practice Sessions
• Crews Registration (compulsory)
• Crew Manager’s Meeting (compulsory)
Sat, 2 Dec
• Opening Ceremony
• Race Day (200 m)
Sun, 3 Dec
• Race Day (500 m)
• Celebration Dinner
Mon, 4 Dec

• Sightseeing in Penang (own arrangement) or crews departures!)

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

July 15-16  

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

August 5-6

Get Active! SG 2000m Race

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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Our June Gaelic Of The Month & Our Featured Writer This Week

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Our June Gaelic Of The Month & Our Featured Writer This Week

Why Strength Training Is Important For Everyone?

by Mandy Irvine

Strength training seems to be an overlooked subject by a lot of people, some think that just moving around doing their every day activities is enough to keep all the muscles in their body healthy, some believe that by strength training they will end up with massive muscles, some people believe they have no time!

We can see on the outside that we age, but what we don’t see is our muscles ageing. Read more…

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017

July 15 & 16

Gardens By The Bay East, Marina Channel

Just less than two weeks and we’ll be racing again!

This is our most awaited dragon boat race and will be happening soon… So come to our last training this weekend!

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!!!

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! 
 

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!

Quiztastic Adventures

Join the Quiz Master for some rounds of fun challenges this Thursday night!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night on the 6th July, 8pm. It will be grand! See event on this post.

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Black Friday: The Post Divas Edition

7 July, from 7.30pm onwards

The Penny Black

 

Let’s all head down and enjoy a meal together as a team to celebrate our ladies who raced to semis, and our gentlemen who made us proud bagging the 3rd place on their drags performance!

We all know training had been intense lately, but it wouldn’t hurt to spend some time with your teammate over dinner and just catch up.

See you all there! 

 

 

Summer Lovin’ Party

July 29

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.

Our June Gaelic of the Month
Jenny O’Brien
For her dedication and continued support during races, especially the last DBS Marina Regatta, and her hard work, to get things together for the Divas drag preparation. (And of course, for baking those treats that energised us during race days!)  

Save the dates!

Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

July 15-16  

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

August 5-6

Get Active! SG 2000m Race

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 Race

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Why Strength Training Is Important For Everyone?

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Why Strength Training Is Important For Everyone?

By Mandy Irvine

 

Strength training seems to be an overlooked subject by a lot of people, some think that just moving around doing their every day activities is enough to keep all the muscles in their body healthy, some believe that by strength training they will end up with massive muscles, some people believe they have no time!

 

We can see on the outside that we age, but what we don’t see is our muscles ageing. By our 30s our muscles start to deteriorate by about 3kg per decade, by time you get to your 60s and 70s, this rate doubles. With loss in muscle comes decreased physical performance, weight gain from fat and health issues from the slow down of your metabolic system. This process known as age related sarcopenia can be slowed down and even reversed with the correct training and diet.

By starting a strength training program you are also going to be rewarded with health benefits other than saving your muscles; increase in bone density, which will help prevent osteoporosis, better fat burning, decreased risk of injury and you will look and feel more attractive.

 

There are many types of ways to perform strength exercises and you don’t need a gym membership to do them. Bodyweight exercises can be done by everyone, they are very effective and low injury risk. Think squats, leg raises, press-ups. If you are someone who thinks that bodyweight isn’t effective, try doing a handstand and see how you feel, it won’t be as easy as you think, but you have just completed a shoulder, chest and back exercise using your full weight.

 

Resistance bands are an excellent inexpensive option. With the bands, you can make it as easy or as tough as you like by holding different parts of the band, which means you can easily change your workouts. They are also very low risk, no one has been injured by dropping a resistance band on their foot!

 

When it comes to dragon boating, paddlers have to have the strength to paddle their own weight, plus that of the boat. So strength training really complements the training you do on the water. It won’t improve your technique, only practice on the boat will do that, but by strengthening the muscles that are used you prevent muscle fatigue so you can make it through the session, you won’t suffer from sore muscles the day after and most importantly you will prevent injuries so you don’t risk losing time on the water.

 

Speak with your captain and coach for advice on how to get started building those muscles and eating better.

Hard Work Always Pays Off

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Hard Work Always Pays Off

How many times have you heard the quote, “No pain, no gain”? Or, “You can’t have a rainbow without rain”? And yes, biceps don’t grow on trees…

We all want good results… And in order to achieve them, we work hard, give our best, and just sweat the pain off. 

Our weekend training might be tough. We might complain of the sore muscles we are feeling today. But we all know… it will get us to where we wanted to be. We know, that if we set our minds to our goal, we become our better selves. 

You are stronger than you think you are. Keep working hard on that goal!

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017

July 15 & 16

Gardens By The Bay East, Marina Channel

Just a few more weeks and we’ll be racing again!

This is our most awaited dragon boat race and will be happening soon… So keep coming to training!

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9 am 

Wednesday morning race training sign up is on our Facebook group page, if you want to join!

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. 

Wednesday morning is covered for subscription members, and $5 for non-subscriptions. 

Training Etiquette:

Please be on time for training. We need this time before paddling to ensure that the boats are ready, everyone has the right equipment, and that we have done a warm-up before getting on the boat. Please don’t leave it to your teammates to get everything ready for you. We also need this time to organise the line-up properly.

– If you are going to be late, please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before the meeting time.

– If you show up or text us too late and we do not have room on the kitted boat(s), you will not be able to train that day.

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

Bags:

Please bring only what you need to training and try to avoid bringing large bags. Especially on Saturdays, as the bag cage gets very full and we want to make sure that everyone’s bag can be safely locked away.

Water/Water Bottle:

Please bring your water bottles to training to help reduce plastic waste and save our planet! If you don’t have your water bottles yet, please take 2-3 bottles of water from the cageWe will not take the boxes of water in the boat anymore. 

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!

I see Quiz people

Join the Quiz Master for some rounds of fun challenges this Thursday night!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night on the 29th June, 8pm. It will be grand! 

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

Black Friday: The Post Divas Edition

7 July, from 7.30pm onwards

The Penny Black

A message from your Gaelic Divas Organizers:

Two weekends ago, Gaelics were out in full force at Dragon Divas 2017 to raise funds for the breast cancer research.

This coming Black Friday – the Divas Edition, we would like to acknowledge and celebrate those people who have participated and helped out on the fantastic event.

First, our Gaelic ladies who all made it to the semis, racing against other IDBC teams and made all your teammates proudly cheer of excitement.

Second, our brave gentlemen who have stepped up, transformed into green forest fairies and danced their hearts out to a cheering crowd and earned third place amongst tough competition.

And lastly, the production crew for their various contributions to get the props and costumes of our drags ready – Amy, Julie W, Triona, Peter and Sladjan. To Gwenne and Vernice for helping to turn out beautifully made up fairies on the day. And to Alina, for opening her home to a crowd of rowdy Gaelics so we could get ready on the day in style, while still watching our ladies race.

We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish it without an army like you! Thank you! 

– Jenny, Richard & Zai

Summer Lovin’ Party

July 29

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.

Save the dates!

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

July 15-16  

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

August 5-6

Get Active! SG 2000m Race

September 30

Austcham 10k Challenge

October 7

Dragon Battle Asia

November 4-5

The 35th Singapore River Regatta

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Breaking The Limits

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Breaking The Limits

 

The Divas weekend was fun, but some might have been pulled out from their comfort zones. Most paddled on the side they haven’t trained on, and our men, dressed and danced as a woman. They’re happy to do it for a good cause, and for the team. But one of the best parts, we are doing all of these AS A TEAM! And you know that is much more fun.

So let’s all continue to train hard, break the limits, and  be tougher than we were! For SDBF!

Meanwhile…. here are some snaps of our fun times at Divas… 

(Photos from Richard, Alina and Ranny Loyola of SRC Dragons)

 

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017

July 15 & 16

Gardens By The Bay East, Marina Channel

 

Just a few more weeks and we’ll be racing again!

This is our most awaited dragon boat race and will be happening soon…

For those who haven’t signed up yet and wants to race for this event, here’s the Google form. Tomorrow, 21st June, is the last day!  

Regular and Race Training

Wednesday 6.30 am

Saturday 2.45 pm

Sunday 9.30 am 

Wednesday morning race training sign up is on our Facebook group page, if you want to join!

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. 

Wednesday morning is covered for subscription members, and $5 for non-subscriptions. 

Training Etiquette:

Please be on time for training. We need this time before paddling to ensure that the boats are ready, everyone has the right equipment, and that we have done a warm-up before getting on the boat. Please don’t leave it to your teammates to get everything ready for you. We also need this time to organise the line-up properly.

– If you are going to be late, please text Aoife at 8573 3285 before the meeting time.

– If you show up or text us too late and we do not have room on the kitted boat(s), you will not be able to train that day.

– Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 10am (Sunday) and 7am(Wednesday) SHARP!!! 

Bags:

Please bring only what you need to training and try to avoid bringing large bags. Especially on Saturdays, as the bag cage gets very full and we want to make sure that everyone’s bag can be safely locked away.

Water/Water Bottle:

Please bring your water bottles to training to help reduce plastic waste and save our planet! If you don’t have your water bottles yet, please take 2-3 bottles of water from the cageWe will not take the boxes of water in the boat anymore. 

Saturday Land Trainingand Sunday Run

Our land training is back this Saturday! Join us for a session with coach. Be at the cage before 2pm (Aoife is checking the attendance)! Don’t be late! For Sunday, join Coach Waihong for a run right after the Sunday Race Training.

 

Do you have what it takes to survive the 

Bootcamp of DOOM?!

 Find us at The Promontory @ Marina Bay (under the giant fans – message Zai Ching 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 Night is Quiz Night!

Join the Quiz Master for some fun rounds of challenge this Thursday night!

Come on down to The Penny Black for an awesome quiz night on the 22nd June, 8pm. It will be grand! 

#itsgrandwithMasterSid

 

Summer Lovin’ Party

July 29

Save the date for a night of celebration! More information will be out on Facebook soon… 

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.

Save the dates!

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

July 15-16  

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

August 5-6

Get Active! SG 2000m Race

September 30

Austcham 10k Challenge

October 7

Dragon Battle Asia

November 4-5

The 35th Singapore River Regatta

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5 Stadium Road, Singapore 397732

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We Are Not Just A Team, We’re A Family

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We Are Not Just A Team,

We’re A Family

Gaelic Dragons is not just any other team… We’ve seen each other grow, becoming better paddlers each race.

We’ve supported each teammate, in and out of the boat. Our bond is getting stronger as we are. We have all shown that from the last weekend’s race. 

These photos just prove it…. 

(Photos by Hugh, Riku & Richard)

Captain’s Message

What an amazing weekend! Well done to everyone who participated and supported for the DBS Marina Regatta 2017!

It’s amazing how much improvement we have achieved from the 2 training weekends between SAVA and DBS. This only shows that when we really put our minds into one common goal and work together as one; we will be able to achieve something beyond our expectations. We all know that SAVA and DBS races would be our test grounds for the changes we have implemented for the past couple of months but the results were unexpected. We have surpassed our limits and pushed ourselves in every race! Now that we know we can really do it, let’s continue aiming for progress and break all the limits.

It is also commendable how much love and support we have for this team! With the Gaelics, everything is much more fun! Even semis could feel like finals because of how much support we give each other. Let’s continue having a positive mentality and grow together!

 

This is just the beginning, we still have a long way to go but we will do it all and face it together as ONE TEAM, as one FAMILY! SDBF here we come! 💪🏽

 

Paddles Up! Kick Arse! Go GAELICS!

 

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2017

July 15 & 16

This is our most awaited dragon boat race and will be happening soon. 

More than five weeks left for us to train harder than we’ve ever trained before. Let’s all keep improving! 

Dragon Divas Regatta

17 June

 Get those red lipsticks ready ladies! It’s time for us to rock the boat and kick arse! Race updates will be sent to the Divas group chat.

Racers, drags and guests, if you haven’t settled your payment yet, you can pay through bank transfer or Waave. Please let Aoife know once you have transferred.

Regular and Race Training

Training this coming Thursday and this weekend will be based on sign ups! 

Please fill this Google form if you plan to attend this weekend’s training, including the Land Training. For Thursday morning paddle, please find the post on Facebook group by Peter and sign up from there.

Please take note that Thursday morning paddle is additional session and not to replace the weekend regular training. 

 

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. 

Tuesday morning is covered for subscription members, and $5 for non-subscriptions. For Thursday morning, everyone has to pay $5 to cover the coaching cost.

Training Etiquette:

Please be on time for training. We need this time before paddling to ensure that the boats are ready, everyone has the right equipment, and that we have done a warm-up before getting on the boat. Please don’t leave it to your teammates to get everything ready for you. We also need this time to organise the line-up properly.

– If you are going to be late, please text Nuala at 9009 6423, or Peter at 8727 2879 before the meeting time.

– If you show up or text us too late and we do not have room on the kitted boat(s), you will not be able to train that day.

– Boat(s) will launch at 3.30pm (Saturday), 10am (Sunday) and 7am(Thursday) SHARP!!! 

Bags:

Please bring only what you need to training and try to avoid bringing large bags. Especially on Saturdays, as the bag cage gets very full and we want to make sure that everyone’s bag can be safely locked away.

Water/Water Bottle:

Please bring your water bottles to training to help reduce plastic waste and save our planet! If you don’t have your water bottles yet, please take 2-3 bottles of water from the cageWe will not take the boxes of water in the boat anymore. 

 

Prepare yourself tonight for

Matt’s

Bootcamp of DOOM!

 Find us at The Promontory @ Marina Bay (under the giant fans – message Matthew Hoover 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!

  

IDBC Pub Quiz 2017

 

 June 9

 

The Penny Black

It’s time for the Dragon Boat teams to come together to pit themselves in the challenge of the Quiz Master himself, Sid B!See more info and updates on the Facebook invite 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.

Save the dates!

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.

June 17

Dragon Divas Regatta

July 15-16  

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

August 5-6

National Games 2000m Race

September 30

Austcham 10k Challenge

October 7

Dragon Battle Asia

November 4-5

The 35th Singapore River Regatta

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5 Stadium Road, Singapore 397732

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