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.


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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