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I'll be competing in the Dragon Boat races on July 14th on the Inlet, representing my department. Today's our first practice, pretty sure I'll be getting wet before I go to work today. We're going up against Ontario Provencial Police and Philadelphia Police departments as well as other local teams, if nothing else you'll get to see IPD get its proverbial arse handed to it by these pro-teams......quality entertainment!
 

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****, sounds like fun but i won't be back from the NC trip untill the 15th. Thanks for the invite.
 

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That's ok Ed, you enjoy your trip, see ya when youse guys get back.
 

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****, when and where ??? If it's in the afternoon/evening, I may be able to swing by after work. Sounds like it will be fun to watch if nothing else :twisted: .
 

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The races will be running all day from like 830 on. No clue so far as to when I race as of yet, swing down or give me a shout on the cell, if I answer then I'm not racing!!! :lol: :lol:
 

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Cool. We'll see what comes together. Later.
 

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Good luck, ****. If you need any help rewiring the turn signals the night before on that boat, give me a shout.

If your team needs some pointers on paddling and manuevering the boat in the water.. I believe the Chief has canoeing in his blood .... I'm sure he can help .... if he can find the Inlet .... :shock: :lol:


Did you all miss me ? I'm baaaccckkk ....
 

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Well after an almost disasterous start in our first heat, nearly striking two boats, swamping our own, and discovering that our navigator was not skilled enough to steer a boat with as much man-power as we had, he was subsequently black flagged by the judges and no longer allowed to steer.

We went to the two women who trained us and begged one of them to steer the boat, but they informed us that if he could not keep the boat straight either, not enough strength in either of them to hold it straight. Luckily we did find a pro dragon boat racer who was from the Ottawa Police team, he was a life saver.

We won our next heat with him and a new drummer/Drill Sergeant Alice, suddenly we're in contention for the title, one more win in the next heat and we win the entire local competition. We're neck and neck with the Cornell team, right down the wire beating them only by a foot or so....we then get the bad news......We have to race again!!!

Apparently the judges made some concession to a team that didn't make it to the starting line in time, normally if you miss a heat, you're disqualified, but they allowed them in. Not sure why, but we are told we must race again, immediately. Amongst a lot of complaining and disputing with the judges we line and proceed to win yet another heat, and are the UNDISPUTED champions!
 

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****,

Congrats !! Does that make you Dragon Queens..er ... Kings ?


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:

Seeing how it's Ithaca and all :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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We were both Dragon Queens and Kings, it was a mixed boat......
 

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Here are some ugly pirates........

 
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