Canoeing the Heidelberg Dragenboatrace

WANTED: 2 or 3 people to join the race!!!



Christian Schwarz

IWR Universit├Ąt Heidelberg
Room 427 INF 368

== Date & Location ==
 * the event takes place at 21st of July 2012
 *   the race track is near the Neckarwiese Heidelberg
 * runs are scheduled between 9:30h and 19:00h

== The Basics ==
 * we need a crew of 18 boat(wo)men and a drummer
 * we should have two or three substitutes
 * one practice session is mandatory, three are the allowed maximum
 * on the 21st of July three or four race runs will take place (with one or two hour breaks between runs)
 * the race distance is 300 m per run (upstream)
 * you will get wet (and just in case should be able to swim)

== The Classes ==

 * there are ''Fun Teams'' and ''Professional Teams'', we are going for FUN
 * Fun Teams are divided in ''Fun Open'' (any combination of male and female paddlers) and ''Fun Mix'' (6 men / 6 women / 6 whatever)
 * the person operating the drum can be of any gender (or none) and does not count for Mixed/Open classification

== The Audience ==
A good race comes with BBQ & Trophies, and it needs cheer, support, encouragement & applause. For all this holds: the more the merrier. Anyone who decides not to join the crew, might still want to join the club ;-)

(18 paddlers / 1 drummer / x substitutes in case someone is sick or traveling or on vacation)

Misc Info

  • four boats start in every race run
  • three or four runs per boat in total
  • last year 40+ teams signed up
  • we should sign up rather sooner than later. Or the best dates for parctice sessions are taken
  • there is an official "After Race Party" at 20:00
  • we need a tent or pavilion to change clothes and store beverages
  • every team gets a trophy
  • first practice session is included in the starting fee of 200 euros. additional sessions are (if timeslot available) at 50 euros.
  • boat and navigator are provided by the organizer
  • life jackets are also available but not mandatory