2017 FLORIDA TRAINING CAMP
April 16-23, 2017 (Indian Harbour / Crowne Plaza Resort).  Run by Bow Wave / Space Coast DB Clubs.
We are once again inviting paddlers to this unique Florida training camp to help them kick-start their dragon boat racing season. The camp is none other than Jim Farintosh's Bow Wave / Space Coast training camp that he has run for decades near Melbourne, Florida. Anyone from any team is welcome to join us (Canadian and American), and new paddlers to the sport are welcome. Paddlers should be prepared to work hard and take advantage of this unique opportunity to advance their skills. We have social events planned, including dinners, the local beach, and Cocoa Beach. All teams at this camp will be assigned top-level coaches from across North America. New paddlers are very welcome, as are blind or partially sighted paddlers.  

The cost is $410 USD or $470 CAD for camp, to which we are adding $20 USD or $25 CAD for our planned group activities. Register ASAP via the red button below. You must also complete the separate Bow Wave waiver which also has instructions to submit your payment.  
The registration form (PDF) is also attached to this page below (to the right of the Contacts).

Here are some pictures form albums for previous years:  Pictures from 2014,  Pictures from 2013.

Note: Please note there are also other options for you if this particular week does not work, and we will help you make the necessary connections to the organizers or teams.  This includes options to attend the same camp the week before or the week after the week we are participating. But this also includes a similar camp (GWN Florida Training Camp) in Orlando during the week of April 2-9.  It's a few weeks earlier and is run by Great White North - one of the premiere dragon boat organizers in the world.  We may take a group there in April 2018.  That event is unique in that members train AND race.  After a week's worth of training in Orlando (Turkey Lake), paddlers are then taken to race at the Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival presented by PepsiCo in Cape Canaveral on Saturday April 8th.
Latest News (Dec. 28th, 2016):  We are now planning flights and accommodations for the group.  We are still accepting registrations for the camp, even though we have officially registered the first 9 paddlers to camp director Jim Farintosh (those who completed the paper waiver form and submitted payment). We'll just add paddlers as they register, until the camp is closed at capacity. Some of us are also registered for the "Best Practices Coaching class".

Questions? Contact any of the following people...
 - Tim MacFarlane (Toronto, ON) - Tim@RustyDragons.ca 
 - Rosalind Lee (Denver, CO) - RosalindinCanada@Yahoo.ca
  1. Tim MacFarlane (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 8th year at camp
  2. Rosalind Lee (Mutineers - Denver, CO) - 4th year at camp
  3. Michael Carsell (Rusty Dragons Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp
  4. Kelly Ziger (Monsoon - Toronto, ON) - 3rd year at the camp
  5. Tam Seto (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at the camp
  6. Theresa Seto (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at the camp
  7. Kelly Glynn (Sport Chicks - Ottawa, ON) - 1st year at the camp
  8. Laya Alibabaie (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at the camp
  9. Estelle Rulton  (Rusty Dragons - Etobicoke, ON) -1st year at the camp.
10. Glenn Edwards  (BPS Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at the camp. 
 Team Members (April 2017) - Registration is still open!
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.

Registration is now OPEN by clicking on this button.

Below:  ​Satelite view of the two locations for camp activities (just 2.9 miles apart - 7 minute drive)
Above:  Just a few places we go to while at camp
 1. Tim MacFarlane (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 7th year at camp
 2. Jeniffer Alexander (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp
 3. Christina Santolin (Rusty Dragons - U of T Library of Conquest) - 1st year at camp
​ 4. Jamey Wagner (OCC Dragon Sight) - 2nd year at camp
 5. Valerie Mills (Rusty Dragons - Motley Crew / OPS Heart) - 5th year at camp
 6. Chelsea Mohler (Rusty Dragons - Sight Unseen) - 2nd year at camp
 7. Albert Fong (Rusty Dragons - Rusty REDs) - 1st year at camp
 8. Catrine Rawung (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp
 9. Taras Kuzminski (Rusty Dragons - Scarborough, ON) - 2nd year at camp
10. TerriLynn Hulett (MCC Drag'n Angels / Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp
 Team Members (April 2016) - Last year
  1. Tim MacFarlane (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 6th year
  2. Valerie Mills (Rusty Dragons: Motley Crew / Girls Girls Girls! - Scarborough, ON) - 4th year
  3. Wendy Auger (Rusty Dragons: Motley Crew / Girls Girls Girls! - Toronto, ON) - 1st year
  4. Rosalind Lee (Mutineers - Denver, CO) - 4th year
  5. Myra Rodrigues (Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons / Girls Girls Girls! - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year
  6. Taras Kuzminski (Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons / Motley Crew - Scarborough, ON) - 2nd year
  7. Kelly Ziger (Rusty Dragons: Motley Crew / Girls GIrls Girls! / Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year
  8. Orly Shamir (Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons / Girls Girls Girls! / Las Vegas - Scarborough, ON) - 2nd year
  9. Ingrid Schurr (Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons / River Run - Toronto, ON) - 1st year
10. Glenn Edwards (Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons, Toronto, ON) - 1st year
11. Estelle McCalmont (Quinte Heat, Rusty Dragons: BPS Dragons co-coach - Toronto, ON) - 5th year
12. Kelly Bishop (Drew's Crew, Rusty Dragons: Girls Girls Girls! / Las Vegas - Etobicoke, ON) - 1st year
13. Sal Morano (Quick Silver - Toronto, ON) - 4th year
14. Jamey Wagner (Dragon Sight - Edmonton, AB) - 1st year
15. Eddie Lopez (Arizona Dragon Riders - Phoenix, AZ) - 1st year
16. Tamra Dereemer (Arizona Dragon Riders - Phoenix, AZ) - 1st year
 Team Members (April 2015) - Two years ago
 1. Tim MacFarlane (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 7th year at camp
 2. Jeniffer Alexander (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp
 3. Christina Santolin (Rusty Dragons - U of T Library of Conquest) - 1st year at camp
​ 4. Jamey Wagner (OCC Dragon Sight) - 2nd year at camp
 5. Valerie Mills (Rusty Dragons - Motley Crew / OPS Heart) - 5th year at camp
 6. Chelsea Mohler (Rusty Dragons - Sight Unseen) - 2nd year at camp
 7. Albert Fong (Rusty Dragons - Rusty REDs) - 1st year at camp
 8. Catrine Rawung (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp
 9. Taras Kuzminski (Rusty Dragons - Scarborough, ON) - 2nd year at camp
10. TerriLynn Hulett (MCC Drag'n Angels / Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp
 Team Members (April 2014) - Three years ago
Below: April 2014 Rusty Dragons Camp Crew