We returned to our favorite Beach House on Netarts Bay for our 2018 Team Retreat. And, with starting the season 24 ladies strong, we had a full house! We spent the weekend finalizing our plans for the upcoming season, while enjoying delicious food, an assortment of beverages (including Donna’s annual cider tasting) and great company. All agreed, it’s going to be a fantastic year!
We are a few months into the season and it’s going great! We’ve added twelve new ladies to the roster this year, and the team is looking fantastic! We’ve been practicing hard, working on a new race strategy that really paid off in Olympia last month, at the Saint Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival . We finished 5th overall, out of 14 Women’s teams. Looking forward to our next race in Salem at the World Beat Festival on June 24th.
Come join Rip City Paddlers for our 8th annual Skaryoke costume and karaoke contest! This year’s theme is comic book characters. All villains, heroes, and distressed damsels welcome.
This event is our fall fundraiser which helps our dragonboat team pay for boat rentals and race entries. We will be hosting this year’s Skaryoke event at Triple Nickel Pub. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $12 advance purchase or $15 at the door. There will be karaoke and costume prizes as well as a 50/50 raffle and drink specials. This is a 21+ event.
Click here to purchase your tickets online or donate to the team via Eventbrite.
This past Memorial Day weekend we participated in the Paddle for Life dragon boat races, a festival to benefit the Disabled Veterans Water Sports Program at Vancouver Lake. Up until two days before the race, we thought we were participating in the 250 meter races, and we had been training accordingly. In fact, up until the day before the race, we hadn’t practiced a single 500 meter race. Imagine our surprise when the schedule put us in the 500 meter race! Continue reading