2019 Pan Am CCC in Tobago
Racing: March 22-24, 2018, at North Beach, Pigeon Point, Tobago.  This is the 4th Pan American Club Crew Championships, which is a small boat (10-paddler) competition over standard 2000m, 500m, and 200m distances.  The full event runs March 19th to 24th, and includes practices and the opening and closing ceremonies.  We will also arrange some small boat practices in Toronto in September-October.  

Teams: Senior "B" Division teams only, for those who turn 50 (or older) anytime in 2019.  We will field a Women's Crew for sure, and possibly a Mixed Crew.   Ideally we would have 14 women and 14 guys, allowing everyone to be on a gender team, and most also on the mixed team (two teams for each paddler).
May 12th Update:  

Registration to show your INTEREST in this adventure is now open.   This is not commiting 100% to go, as you will have time to do that later once all details are provided.  More on that later.  See bottom right for tentatice costing of trip.

A meeting will be planned before the end of June to discuss the planned trip, the level of racing and training required, costs, and ideas for extending the trip to include a liesure vacation component.  Deadlines will also be discussed (dates when we have to commit to payments).

We have 12 people interested so far, despite little advertisement.  We need a few more guys to have a mixed team which seems very feasible.  But we should be able to also field a women's team.  We'll decide later if we want to field an Open team (depending on how many paddlers we have and interest).
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Mixed Team:

Women at left will be on the Mixed or Open boat as their 2nd team, if they choose to race in two divisions to get in more racing. 

 1. Selected 7 men from right

 8. Selected 7 women from left
Open Team:

Best 14-15 paddlers at left - men and / or women.  The criteria will be decided later and shared with all interested paddlers.  Factors include boat balance, experience, position in boat, etc.  It is not all about what one can bench press!

 1. Tim MacFarlane
 2. Faizel Bhabha
 3. Mike Carsell
 4. Taras Kuzminski 
 9. Plus women from left 
 Team Members  (The distribution of paddlers below is simply a WORK IN PROGRESS and just shows general intent of the program)
Women's Team:

The eventual target is 14-15 women, but this is an expression of interest list at this stage of planning, so it can be more.

 1. Rosalind Lee
 2. Shalini V
 3. Ann Forbes Arndt
 4. Christine Seki
 5. Simona Burlacu
 6. Nancy Spies
 7. Karen Olivero
 8. Linda-Barbara Fritsch
 9. Nabiha Islam

Estimated Total Cost of Trip (DRAFT):  

Over the summer months, the total cost of the trip will be detailed below (per person) as we are able to confirm them.  All costs currently listed below are are tentative / draft for early reference only!

1. Dragon Boat Registration Fees:
     - First team: ~$110 USD.
     - Second team (if applicable): ~$25 USD.

2. Accommodations (double occupancy):
     - 7 nights x $120 / night / 2 = ~$430 USD.

3. Transportation (return from Toronto):
     - Toronto (YYZ) to Crown Point (TAB).
     - One stop - Port of Spain, Trinidad.
     - About $550 CAD.

4. Meals and local transportation:
     - No details are available yet on these costs.

5. Entertainment and Tourist stuff:
     - No details are available yet on options.