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UPCOMING
EVENTS & RACES

March - Around Beaufort OC6

24 May - DWB Dragon Boat Regatta

Around Lamma OC6

Po Toi OC6

November - ATIR OC6

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CLUB TRAINING TIMES

Tuesday @ 6am
OC1, SS
Advanced training
Tuesday @ 7:30pm
OC6, OC1, OC2
Coached training
Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Dryland training
Dryland circuits
Thursday @ 6am
OC1, SS
Advanced training
Thursday @ 7:30pm
OC6, OC1, OC2
Coached training
Saturday @ 9am
OC6, OC1, OC2, Dragonboat
Weekend long paddle

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Paddle Technique — Finish

The power stroke is brought to an end when the elbow of the lower arm is aligned with body and the shoulders are parallel to the seat ie. the neutral position, with the blade still fully in the water. Any power applied after this point, which is certainly possible, results from over-rotating the torso and more often will create a lifting force due to the angle of the paddle that will pull the boat down into the water and/or will ship water into the boat. This is an important point since the body is capable of exerting force beyond the neutral position, however, it is not an energy expenditure which will contribute effectively to the forward motion of the boat.

The paddle should be slipped diagonally up and out of the water leading with the upper hand as quickly and cleanly as possible with minimum resistance or splash (Deltoids). Many teams emphasize lifting the paddle high with the upper hand to keep the paddle as vertical as possible. This is good in flat water conditions and in boats with close seat spacing as it allows a paddler to reach up and around the paddler in front.

A common problem is that the FINISH is either initiated too early particularly when the stroke rating is high, or lacks any clear definition as the paddler begins to lift his blade out of the water half way through the COMRESSION phase. It is imperative that the paddler focuses on keeping the blade deep in the water and applying full power to the stroke right though to the FINISH position. Think of the vertical upper arm drive!

It’s worthwhile to focus on a 'power punch' at the FINISH to provide a kick at the end of the stroke similar to the aggressive CATCH at the beginning. To achieve this, the outside elbow should be kept close to the body and the paddle blade should be feathered out with a powerful kick from the forearms and biceps. The paddle should be brought out fast and high to avoid drag and to initiate a speedy RECOVERY. This will also help to push water away from the boat as the blade exits.

The FINISH should be executed with the same aggression and precision as the CATCH, and with the same timing throughout the boat.

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The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club is proud to announce that the 11th Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Races on 9th May 2010 was the first Carbon Neutral dragon boat race in the world. With the innovative partnership of Carbon Care Asia, a low carbon solutions specialist, this event was also Hong Kong's first carbon neutral sports event.


HOW DID WE DO IT?

 



Hong Kong Island Paddle Club is partnering with the Hong Kong Shark Foundation

HK Shark Foundation

 

SPONSORS

If you are interested in sponsoring the Hong Kong VRC Paddle Club please email Stephane Boualam, Sponsorship Secretary, for more information.


 

 

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