2019 FLORIDA TRAINING CAMP
April 14-20, 2019 (Indian Harbour Beach, near Melbourne).  Run by Bow Wave / Space Coast DB Clubs.
We are once again (12th 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 visually impaired.

NOTE: This is not the official website for the camp (if you Googled it an got here).  We are just organizing friends as a group to register for the camp.  However, anyone is welcome to join our collective group as we plan ahead and share information to make the camp week even better.

2019 camp fees were announced as $420 USD or $480 CAD when part of a group of 10 or more, to which we are adding $20 USD or $25 CAD for our planned group activities at camp.  The TOTAL is therefore $440 USD or $505 CAD.  If interested, please register ASAP via the red button below.

There is also one optional ADD-ON for you to consider (not a conflict in schedule with the dragon boat practices)...
   > Outrigger Canoe (OC) option - (6) one-hour classes - $160 USD or $190 CAD.  See dolphins and manatees up close!

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.

Published Updates by Camp Director Jim Farintosh:  2019-01 (2018Sept17)
Latest News (December 1, 2018):  We are now 19 weeks away from camp - but who's counting... ;)   We have 18 in our two groups (Canadian and American halves).  There is still room (and time) for others to join us,  All payments are due ASAP.  We can accept two more paddlers - is that you!?

Questions?   
     Contact Tim MacFarlane (Toronto, ON) - Tim@RustyDragons.ca, Phone: 647-971-7332 
     Contact White-Eagle Perry (Denver, CO) - white-eagle@arvadaacupuncture.com, Phone: 720-275-1965
  1. Tim MacFarlane   (Rusty Dragons - Toronto, ON) - 11th year.
  2. Mike Carsell   (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.
  3. Faizel Bhabha   (OPS Guns n Roses - Toronto, ON) - 1st year.
  4. Nancy Spies   (Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 1st year.
  5. Kelly Ziger   (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 4th year.
  6. Ann Reid   (Hope Floats - Niagara Falls, ON) - 1st year.
  7. White-Eagle Perry   (Mutineers - Westminster, CO) - 1st year.
  8. Tam Seto   (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year.
  9. Theresa Seto   (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year.
10. Taras Kuzminski   (Toronto Outer Harbour Dragons - Scarborough, ON) - 4th year.
11. Shalini   (OPS Guns n Roses / MTCS Oars to Discover - Toronto, ON) - 1st year.
12. Babar   (OPS Guns n Roses / MTCS Oars to Discover - Toronto, ON) - 1st year.
13. Liz Guitard   (South Niagara Canoe Club - Ridgeway, ON) - 1st year.
14. Simona Burlacu  (Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 1st year.

 Team Members (2018) - LAST YEAR - coach Megan Kress
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.

Registration is not yet open
 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 Dr. Hype Mattingly (we love you Hype!)
  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
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 Team Members (2014) - 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) - TWO YEARS AGO - coach Linda Dyer
​(c) 2018 Rusty Dragons Adventures Inc.
  1. Tim MacFarlane.  (Rusty Dragons / coach - Motley Crew / Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 12th year at camp.
  2. Nancy Martin.  (Rusty Dragons / captain - Pink Crusaders / Rusty Belles - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.
  3. Anitha Leonne.  (Rusty Dragons / coach - Toronto, ON) - 6th year at camp. 
  4. Rosalind Lee.  (Mutineers / coach - Denver, CO) - 5th year at camp.
  5. Lilia Marshe.  (Rusty Dragons - Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  6. Martin Franklin.  (Thunderstruck - Sunnyside - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  7. Rick D'Errico.  (Peachtree City Dragon Boat - Peachtree City, GA) - 1st year at camp.  Plus O/C Option.
  8. Leah Palmer.  (Rusty Dragons - Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON) - 1st year at camp.
  9. Shalini V.  (Rusty Dragons / captain - Guns n Roses - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.  Plus O/C Option.
10. White-Eagle Perry.  (Mutineers / coach - Denver, CO) - 2nd year at camp.  Plus O/C Option.
11. Freddie Tsao.  (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.
12. Alan Rose.  (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.
13. Donna Rose.  (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.
14. Jean Nguyenloc.  (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.  Plus O/C Option.
15. Theresa Tomich. (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.
16. Jeff Dang.  (Denver, CO) - 1st year at camp.
17. Simona Burlacu.  (Rusty Dragons  - Motley Crew - Toronto, ON) - 2nd year at camp.
18. Steve Petty.  (Riverfront Recapture - Hartford, CT) - 1st year at camp.
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 Team Members (April 2019) - coach TBD (announced by camp director Jim Farintosh in late March / early April)
Below:  ​Map showing the two locations for camp activities (just 0.6 miles apart - 2 minute drive / 13 minute walk)