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And the objective is now set

The CHS Dragon Boat team has been formally registered with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association. Having paid the membership dues of $430 p.a., we have achieved official dragon boat status. This also allows to participate in the various sanctioned races in Singapore.

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Our ultimate goal will be the 2018 Singapore Dragon Boat Festival (SDBF). This is widely considered to be the premiere event in the racing calendar. It will be a gruelling 500 m course with more than 80 local and overseas teams competing in various categories.

To give the Catholic High Dragon Boat team more exposure and practice, Coach Wai Hong encouraged us to also race in the DBS Marina Regatta. This is an event that the team is now seriously considering. . 

With these 2 upcoming races, the Dragon Boaters will be stepping up their training regime -- weekly gym sessions will be increased to twice weekly and wet sessions scheduled to commence om 13 December. 

Leading our weekly Gym training is our dedicated Mr Adrian Gerard Seah. Adrain is a pilot by profession is a self confessed health nut. This puts him in the best position to guide the other members along. Some of us have not stepped into the gym since our younger days. Adrain's commitment is indeed an inspiration to one and all and his pointers have indeed groomed the unused muscles a good work out at each session. A big salute to Adrain.

Our Exco-in-charge of the Dragon Men, Mr Loo Kian Peng, declared that "this momentous event will be a significant milestone for CHA. Since this is the CHS Dragon Boat's inaugural race, we remain humble and have set ourselves a modest target. Aiming for the podium shall be reserved for the futue years, but for now, it is to get our feet wet and get a taste of compeitive dragon boat racing. To see the school community coming closer as 1 united Green Blooded group is satification enough. I am sure every CHS son will grow up to be even prouder to be a CHS old boy, to see their elders competing at a National Platform. Perhaps we may inspire a new generation of Dragon Boaters!"



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