SatERGday, February 22nd, 2020 a few Catch22 paddlers raced at Beasts from the East in Boston, Massachusetts. A Saturday filled with erging? Yes, please! With Men's and Women's 500m and 250m races along with a team 500m race, Catch22 embraced the challenge. The East coast brought it this past weekend and we couldn't be prouder of both ourselves and the #EastCoastBeastCoast community. A huge thank you to Ohana New England Dragonboat team for the competition and company. Always
Away races are a team effort. From booking accommodations and car rentals to transporting paddles and buying last minute CO2 canisters after a few were removed while in transit(?), Catch22 had all hands on deck to try to make a weekend of surprises run as smoothly as possible. A few weeks before the race, GWN sent the following regarding the Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival & USDBF Club Crew National Championships venue: With flights and accommodations book
We had some great racing Sunday, August 5th at the Hong Kong dragon boat festival in Flushing, New York. A bunch of east coast teams brought their A game to this New York regatta with races won by half a second. Although races were tight, Catch22 took first place in both USDBOC Mixed A 250m and 500m races qualifying us as the overall winners of the regatta. Winning is fun. And so is taking photos with our new plaques and trophy. And in true Catch22 spirit... family nap time.
Caution: Longer-than-usual post with some substantial feels. Catch22 can't thank the DragonHeart family enough for all the amazing experiences we had during the mini-camp the weekend of July 13th. In attendance was 22 Catch22 paddlers, Boston One, DragonHeart Vermont, and USA National Senior B and C team paddlers. We paddled some intense practices in boats made up of all paddlers in attendance. On Saturday and Sunday we paddled and raced with and against Boston One which is h