DaBoat

In the year 2000, Paddlers Anonymous was founded with one team: daBoat.  The 2020 season represents daBoat’s 21st season as a team that focuses on training hard, developing technique and teamwork. Our team consists of paddlers with the drive and passion to succeed and compete as a whole. Building a strong cohesion among our paddlers is a key element to our team’s success. While daBoat is committed to competitive paddling, we also maintain the PA spirit of being fun and social! From social gatherings, weekend cottages, dining out to organizing potluck for races, it’ll be a memorable summer experience you won’t want to miss!

 

Team Goals

Our goal for this season is to continue to push our limits to improve overall fitness, strength, technique and race times. Pool practices will be for technique development and water practices will be for enhancing and applying our knowledge of paddling and building endurance. We expect our paddlers to maintain their fitness by training outside of normal practices. Our coaches will monitor individual performance and progress throughout the season and provide feedback. 

 

Commitment 

Please ensure that there are minimal conflicts with our paddling schedule outlined below. Dragon boat is a team sport – paddling and training together as a whole is essential to our success! Commitment is very important to us and we expect our paddlers to make practices and regattas their priority. Barring inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, attendance at practices and regattas are mandatory.  Paddlers are expected to arrive at practice changed and ready at the designated time.

 

Practices

During our regular season, daBoat will train at Balmy Beach Dragon Boat Club twice a week: Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Every Saturday, beginning in May, there will be 1 hour of land training, followed by 1 hour of water practice.

 

Regattas

Our season will consist of five regattas: Milton, Welland, Montreal, GWN Sport and Woodstock.

 

If you are seeking to take your paddling skills to an advanced level and looking to improve your strength, endurance and speed, then daBoat is the team for you! Individuals with all levels of experience are invited to inquire and submit their fitness assessment results for the season: http://paddlersanon.com/daboat-fitness-assessment-2/

2020 Schedule

DateEventTime
Sat Feb 22DaBoat Icebreaker11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat Feb 15Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)2:15 pm - 4:40 pm
Sat Feb 29Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)2:15 pm - 4:40 pm
Sat Mar 14Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)3:30 pm - 5:50 pm
Sun Apr 12Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)8:50 am - 11:00 am
Sun April 19Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)8:50 am - 11:00 am
Sat April 25Indoor Practice (Gym + Pool)12:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Sat May 2Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed May 6Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat May 9Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed May 13Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat May 16Water Practice (Victoria Day Long Wknd)9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed May 20Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat May 23Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed May 27Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat May 30MILTON REGATTAALL DAY
Wed Jun 3Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jun 6Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed Jun 10Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jun 13WELLEND REGATTAALL DAY
Wed Jun 17Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jun 20Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed Jun 24Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jun 27Water Practice (2 hours)9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sat Jul 4MONTREAL REGATTAALL DAY
Sun Jul 5MONTREAL REGATTAALL DAY
Wed Jul 8Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 11GWN REGATTAALL DAY
Wed Jul 15Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 18Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed Jul 22Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 25Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed Jul 29Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Aug 1Water Practice9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat Aug 5Water Practice6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat Aug 8WOODSTOCK REGATTA ALL DAY

Schedules are to be confirmed

Exec Team

nasu

Daniel Nasu

Co-coach
matt

Matt Pua

Co-coach
ray

Ray Leung

Manager
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Auntie Debbie

Manager