This event on the Rusty Dragons menu is thanks to a team mate of Rusty Dragons who attended the annual Space Coast Florida training camp in April 2016. As was the case for Rusty Dragons attending past races in Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Puerto Rico, these were all spawned by meeting great people from across North America at Jim Farintosh's training Camp in Florida.
IMPORTANT NEWS (as of Aug 10th):
Motley Crew have just cancelled their plans to race at Peachtree City in 2017!
But we hope to be back another year. Here is what happened...
Due to the severe flooding in the Great Lakes this summer, the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival on June 17-18 was cancelled for the first time ever due to the high water levels on Toronto Island. This was the same reason that prompted the Canada Day regatta to move to Welland in the last minute. This prompted the Motley Crew team to find a replacement regatta.
The team chose to attend the Christie Lake Regatta held which includes 7 races per team including 3 x 200m sprints, 1 x 100m back-it-down race, 1 surprise race (different every year), a slalom flag capture race, and an end-of-day 2000m race. We have been here before and it is a great way to end our dragon boat season and is two weeks after the mote competitive GWN Challenge event.
Unfortunately, this race is on the same date, September 23, as the PTC Rotary festival !!