Sunday, August 19, 2007

Next scrimmage

Is this coming Wednesday.
Hope as many of you can come as possible and bring along friends too :)

This week's paddling

Hi all,
Looks like we may get a fair bit of rain and some thunderstorms at Monday's practice.
Will move it indoors if that's the case - you should show up at the Millvale Boathouse at 5:30 p.m. still.

There's also been a standing invitation from the Paddlers for Peace group that meets on Thursdays for the next four weeks (from Aug 23rd onwards). Contact me if you want more information.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Paddling this week

Hi all,
Sorry to have been out of commission this week. Promise I'll be fully fit by next Monday!

Practice this evening - UPDATE!
Mike Vargo will be down at Washington's Landing to take out kayak's with anyone who want to go out. Thank you Mike :)

This Saturday, the adult team are hosting an Open Paddle, which will start at 9 a.m. at the Millvale docks.
Feel free to come and along and bring any friends who might like to give paddling a try :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Extra Paddling this Thursday

As I mentioned at practice yesterday, any of you who can make it should come down to the the docks at Millvale for another short scrimmage with the adult dragon boat league and the Paddlers for Peace.

It should be a good time and there'll be food afterwards :)

Thursday, Aug 2
6:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The morning after

Great job to everyone who showed up for the scrimmage last night.
You guys did us proud!

Hopefully there will be some photos up on the blog soon...
UPDATE - Photos!

Friday, July 20, 2007


We'll be participating in the scrimmage up on Steel City turf next Wednesday (7/25)
Don't forget to bring your friends along to watch and try out dragon boating!

Scrimmage against Steel City Dragons/Hot Metal Youth
Fox Chapel Marina
Old Freeport Road, Fox Chapel
Wednesday, July 25
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Click here for directions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Practice this Wednesday (7/18)

Will be at the Washington's Landing boat house.

We'll be taking kayaks out.

It does look like the weather may not cooperate for on-the-water activities, and if that is the case, we'll do an indoor workout (some light erg pieces and group 'core' excercises... more fun than it sounds on paper, I promise!)

See you there.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mr Edwards makes world team

Last weekend Erik Edwards earned a spot on the K-4 team going to Jr. World Championships in Racice, CZE. The races will be held July 27-29. Team qualifiers were based in part on times in last weeks Ottawa races. Photos by Mama Edwards.

Erik at the OTC with team

Erik is in the rear.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Practice on Wednesday, 7/11 will be at 5:30 at Millvale Boat House

Friday, July 6, 2007

Middle Yough Rafting Trip - July 14th

Here is information for our Middle Yough rafting trip next Saturday, July 14th.
The outfitters name is Wilderness Voyagers and their telephone number is 800-272-4141 in case you have any questions.
There is a 10:00 slot and a 12:00 slot - each of these times would require us to be there a half hour in advance (9:30 and 11:30) in order to make the shuttle.

To rent a single duckie is $30.00
To rent a raft is $22.50 per person and the raft will hold four people.

I will need to call and make reservations by Tuesday, July 10th, in order to reserve a slot.

Emily and I can be available for either time - so whatever works best for everyone else.


Sunday, July 1, 2007

Mr. Edwards Makes Jr Team

Veteran team member Mr. Erik Edwards made the Jr National Sprint Kayak team on Friday. Tryouts were held at Lake Placid, New York. Erik is one of seven members selected. He will spend the summer training at the Olympic Training Center and traveling with the Jr National team to races, potentially to Jr Worlds in Chekislovakia.

Mr. Edwards has been kayaking for six years and has made significant progress in the last two years. Since last years nationals he has been training mostly on his own in Pittsburgh, he trained for some time with the DC team and at the Olympic Center in San Diego.

Erik helped the Jr Team win the D final at the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Races June 16.

Go Mr E, Mama Edwards must be proud.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Practices - week of July 2

Hi all,
Just to confirm what the plans are for this coming week.

Monday (7/2), 5:30-6:00 p.m. We will have regular practice.
Am still waiting to hear back as to whether someone will be shooting video footage of us. Please make it if you can! (and look pretty... [if you can! ha!])

Wednesday (7/4). No regular practice. HOWEVER,
If you are free to, you should definitely come down to the Pittsburgh Regatta at Station Square. We will be taking out dragon boats between 2-4 p.m. in order to demonstrate the sport at the regatta.

It'd be great to have a good representation of the Junior Team there. Turn up at Station Square at 1:30 p.m. on July 4 if you want to participate, and please email me if you know for sure that you'll be going.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tonight's Practice

Will be indoors, given all this lovely thunder and lightening:

Paddle ergs: 6* 250m (descending)
Rowing erg: 2,000m
Floor excercises

See you there.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

2007 Pittsburgh Races

Paddling to the start

After winning the D final

Thankis Kim for the pics!

2006 Race Photos

The Paddlefish Juniors did a spectacular job at last year's Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, September 2006, in the South Side. Here are pictures of the Juniors in the lead, after a win, and with their First Place medals.

Looks like everyone was having fun!

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