2018 FLORIDA TRAINING CAMP
April 15-21, 2017 (Indian Harbour / Crowne Plaza Resort).  Run by Bow Wave / Space Coast DB Clubs.
We are once again (11th year!!) 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 / Kennedy Space Centre. All teams at this camp will be assigned top-level coaches from across North America. New paddlers are very welcome, as are paddlers who are blind or visually impaired.

The cost for 2017 has been announced by Jim Farintosh (on Sept.12, 2017) and the fees are unchanged from 2017!  They are $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.

There are also three ADD-ON options for you to consider...
#1 - Outrigger Canoe (OC) option - (6) one-hour classes - $150 USD or $180 CAD.  See dolphins and manatees up close!
#2 - Best Practices Coaching course - (5) one-hour classes by Jim Farintosh.  $135 USD or $165 CAD.  This is a really valuable course!
#3 - Nutrition and Wellness course - (3) one-hour classes. $90 USD or $110 CAD.  ((can't be taken with option #2 as they conflict on schedule))

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.
Latest News (Nov. 12, 2017):  Registration is still OPEN for this special Florida training camp.  There are 13 of us registered so far.  Note that there is no registration limit other than the camp itself reaching capacity.  Please review the information above, and don't hesitate to contact Tim or any registered paddler if you have any questions.  Once ready to register, simply click on the red "Register NOW" button below and complete the fields in the form.  The form will not prompt you to pay at the end - payment is sent separately and you will be sent an e-mail with the waiver to complete as well as payment options.

Questions? Contact Tim MacFarlane (Toronto, ON) - Tim@RustyDragons.ca, Cell: 647-971-7332 

  1. Tim MacFarlane. (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 11th year at camp.
  2. Anita Leonne (new paddler - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  3. Mike Carsell. (Motley Crew - Toronto. ON) - 2nd year at camp.  ((w / Coaching Best Practices course)).
  4. Faizel Bhabha. (OPS Guns n Roses - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  5. Nancy Spies. (Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.  ((w / OC and Nutrition & Wellness options)).
  6. Kelly Ziger. (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 4th year at camp.  ((w / Coaching Best Practices course)). 
  7. Helene Beauparlant. (Hope Floats - Welland, ON) - 1st year at camp.  ((w / Nutrition & Wellness option)).
  8. Ann Reid. (Hope Floats - Niagara Falls, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  9. White-Eagle Perry (Mutineers - Westminster, CO) - 1st year at camp.
10. Tam Seto (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.
11. Theresa Seto (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.
12. Taras Kuzminski (Toronto Outer Harbour Dragons - Scarborough, ON) - 4th year at camp.
13. Shalini Venkataramaiah (OPS Guns n Roses - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
 Team Members (April 2018) - coach TBD (announced by Jim Farintosh in March)
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.

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Below:  ​Satelite view of the two locations for camp activities (just 2.9 miles apart - 7 minute drive)
 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 (2016) - coach Hype Mattingly
  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 (2015) - coach John Dyer
 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) - Four years ago - coach Tim Schaus
Below: April 2014 Rusty Dragons Camp Crew
  1. Tim MacFarlane (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 8th year at camp
  2. Rosalind Lee (Mutineers - Denver, CO) - 4th year at camp
  3. Mike Carsell (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 (2017) - coach Linda Dyer