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Author Topic: 2006 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival  (Read 26343 times)
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« on: September 22, 2006, 08:45:53 AM »

Just a quick update from San Francisco....

The race site was being prepared yesterday at Treasure Island and it's going to be great weekend down here. Warm weather and lots of SUN!.The two race directors (Hans Wu & Nick Tan) have put a tremendous amount of work into getting the weekend ready for the 100+  teams. There are using a fleet of BUK boats which where brought down from Toronto (Great White North).

This group is all community volunteer base and boy do we have it lucky in Vancouver.  I was hanging out with the two Festival PR staff (Linda Cheu (President CDBA) and Jeanie Lee) and their phone was ringing constantly. From media coverage to organization of the race site....these two ladies are amazing. Multi tasking ladies who also race.

Andrew Yan who is heading up the visting teams, has done a magnificent job in getting all the teams "awesome" accommodations and transportation...THANK YOU.

To the rest of the committee (Chris Jasper, Steve Perich, Dennis Broughton, Karen Leung, William Woo, John Hui, Donald Ng, Yvonne Gee, Mike Marines, Ron Marats, Julie Yu, Debbie Mah, Wendy Lai, Ray Thng, Jadene Wong, Mike, Donetta, & Mike Martinez), you guys are amazing down here.

Eventhough the races haven't started, this festival is a MUST for all Lower Mainland teams....You are treaty like royalty...they way racing was meant to be.

BTW, there is another German Team here in San Francisco and they look just as big as the ones we saw in Kelowna...I'm scared!  VO2 Max, DWW (Boats 1&2), Xtreme Reach are down here and one of these teams is going to break the Canadian "curse" which has been published in their local Chinese newspaper....

I'll keep you all posted about the races over the next few days....Hey Lethal Weapon, you need to be done here with your "BIG A$$" camera......get Swordfish down here next year!

See you all soon....
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 10:29:23 AM »

I was in San Francisco last year with St'Keya (from Victoria) and we had a tremendous weekend!  The races were great and the atmosphere was really fun.  Good hotel, great place to visit and our host team - Dragon Max - were incredible.  I know several people on Xtreme Reach and hope they do well....I think they will.

As to the Canadian curse -- there are some great teams in California.  Roli was there last year and just missed winning.  Pity the GD's are in Montreal.

I would really recommend the SF festival to anyone.  Great venue, great city, great racing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 10:29:57 PM »

Hi All,

Much thanks to...err.. "puppy", whom we are very lucky to have joining us down here to make everyone feel welcome and pumped up while on the dock. I've been a bit quiet this year as usually I post a bit more leading up to our big race, but don't let that fool you.  I have to say that we have an outstanding field of crews from all over this year and we are definitely looking to a great weekend of racing.  Certainly, there has been much buzz about a very serious effort by our friendly Canuck crews (particularly the composite DWW1) coming down to bust the 10 year old Canadian Curse !  Say it isn't so !  Looks like the local crews are gonna have to work especially hard to be able to razz you all still next year.   

Happy to hear the nice comments about our race and I'd invite all of you all to come on down an join us in San Francisco for some good, tough racing if you get the chance.  We pride ourselves on being a race for paddlers run by paddlers and think that our races attract one of the deepest and most competitive field of teams at a US festival each year.  I'm guessing that others will post updates but I'll be sure to zip the final results here when I get a chance.

Cheers all,


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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 07:05:49 PM »

THE CANADIAN CURSE IS NOW DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Division A Championship
 1st place = Dangerous when Wet 1
 2nd place = Jetstart (Toronto)
 3rd place = Dangerous when Wet 2

Congratulations.....

BTW VO2 Max took bronze in the Competitive B championship.......The Sistership Calgary took 3rd in the Women's division...awesome job......

Till next year, we will be back to challenge these awesome teams in California....a great race that should never be missed.........book in on your calendar....

HANS and NICK......WOW, you did an awesone job....thank you again for treating us like family.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 07:13:02 PM »

Wow, congrats DWW! And all the other Canadian teams! Sounds like it was an awesome weekend! Very Happy woot!
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 08:55:20 PM »

Anyone know how Xtreme Reach from Victoria did?

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 09:46:00 PM »

congrats everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006, 11:15:08 PM »

Don't quote me, but they were in either Rec A or B consolation round. I'm not sure how they placed.  However, a few of them paddled for other teams and did well.

Great to see a strong showing from the Canadians.

In the award ceremony, DWW1, DWW2 and Jetstart received their awards and then sung O Canada out loud.....what a tribute to our wonderful country and our great paddlers.

But to be honest, this race this weekend was not easy....there were some "hungry" teams out there. Dragon Warriors, Bay Area Dragons, Zamboanga, Wasbi, Los Angles Racing Dragons and More.....These team all fought hard and they all raced well.

Thank you San Francisco, for an awesome weekend.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2006, 11:55:09 PM »

Excellent job...congrats to all the Canadian crews!  I'll have to check it out next year.... Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006, 07:48:34 AM »

Lehal Weapon, do you have any pictures from this weekend that you can post here? There is alot of new  online users here, from the BAY area.  Thanks
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006, 10:50:16 AM »

Lehal Weapon, do you have any pictures from this weekend that you can post here? There is alot of new  online users here, from the BAY area.  Thanks
you must want to see what had happened to you up on stage  Laughing
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2006, 12:30:33 PM »

As always, the SF race was an amazing experience.  The event was extremely well organized and the competition was tough as well!  Some strong crews from Canada came down to give us Californians a tough showing.  A much deserved congratulations to all the teams that participated!

Also a big thank you should be given out to Kerry the race marshall for doing an awesome job keeping the race organized and on time!
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006, 01:02:16 PM »

jeez, Kerry just whores himself out everywhere, doesn't he?  surprised i didn't see him in Toronto!  Laughing
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006, 02:48:14 PM »

Anyone know how Xtreme Reach from Victoria did?


2nd in Rec A consolation, or 32nd overall (out of 53 in the mixed recreational / competitive division).

They joined up with Jetstart for the men and women divisions.  The combined men were 4th (out of 18), and the combined women were 6th (out of 22).

Race results have been posted:  http://www.sfdragonboat.com/documents/2006_race_results.pdf
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006, 03:09:51 PM »

Man: Did DWW kill the Canadian Curse or what? Way to go. First in the Mixed, Mens, Visiting Teams. An all Canada Comp A final three. Jeez, all this and Toronto too. West Coast club teams are doing well this year (except in Welland, but we all know what happened there). Bring on Penang...
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