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A Message from SCDBC About the Dragon Boat Races This Weekend

July 28, 2009

In this week prior to our races, please remember that normal SCDBC rules still apply on the beach and in the waterways of Alamitos Bay. Veteran teams, please watch the Festival teams and make sure all safety measures are in place. PLEASE respect the residents and the community – all eyes are on US this week and weekend!

FINAL REVISED REVISED RACE GRID NOW UP

Version 2.4 of the race grid for the 2009 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival is now up at http://www.ladragonboat.com/subpages/2009_LBDB_Race_v2_4.xls
Please double-check your teams' schedules for any changes!

VENUE MAP

The venue map has been uploaded to our web at http://www.ladragonboat.com/subpages/2009_Dragon_Boat_Festival_Map_07272009.pdf
Please note that the restrooms at the North and South ends of Marine Stadium have been razed. Portable restrooms will be available at the race site.

If you need to drop equipment off at your tent PLEASE MOVE QUICKLY, you may drop off between 7A and 7:30A ONLY.

REVISED TOURNAMENT RULES NOW UP

Tournament rules have been updated at http://www.ladragonboat.com/subpages/2009_LBDBF_Tournament_Rules_v5.pdf

  • NO FRISBEE, VOLLEYBALL OR FOOTBALL PLAYING on the roadway adjacent to the tent area. This area must be kept clear.
  • PAOLI WAY – the chainlink fence between Paoli Way and Marine Stadium has been taken down for construction. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM "hopping" the low wall between resident homes and the stadium. Do not disturb foliage in the area or use Paoli Way as a drop off point for equipment.
  • PADDLERS MAY ONLY RACE IN THE MIXED DIVISIONS FOR ONE TEAM ONLY.  No crossing with any other mixed team during division heats.  Penalty in the form of Team Disqualification (Team DQ) upon protest with valid proof will be applied.
  • FOOD CATERERS – if your team has food being catered in, please make sure your deliveries are made at the NORTH END of Marine Stadium (not at the South entrance).

STEERSPERSONS

SCDBC steerspersons will be issued a wrist band which will be checked at the loading area. Wristbands will be distributed at the Captain's Meeting at 8:15am on Saturday.   Please make sure your steersmen and drummers also attend this meeting.

HANDICAP PARKING

There is LIMITED handicap parking available. You must submit the party's NAME, LICENSE PLATE # of the car, AND NUMBER OF DAYS he/she will need parking. Send to us at info@ladragonboat.com 


REMINDER PARKING FOR FESTIVAL

Dragon Boat
From TK – "Teams are encouraged to CARPOOL to this event. Each team will be given 8 parking passes for which they will have to sign. Additional passes will be given out depending upon the needs of the team."

A map that the city of Long Beach has given us with the designated parking spaces is at  . PLEASE ONLY PARK where your pass gives you permission to park. The city has approved this parking plan for us and we have been requested to abide by their rules! Contact TK at tkclimb@aol.com

for more information.


REMINDERS:

CAPTAINS' MEETING AT 8:15 AM ON SATURDAY – STEERS AND DRUMMERS SHOULD ALSO ATTEND!

Good luck to all of you this weekend – stay safe and happy racing!

That's it for now, guys – see you out on the water!

Mary Melton
info@ladragonboat.com
Southern California Dragon Boat Club 

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