Dragon Boat and Outrigger Camps

 

2018 Arizona Dragon Boat Camp and Festival:

Camp: March 19-23, Festival: March 24-25

Kick start the 2018 season with this camp in sunny Tempe, Arizona.

Right Angle Performance coaches and some hard work on your part will lay the foundation for your 2018 season and seasons to come; while having fun!

This camp has a strong technical emphasis with eight on-water workouts and two video review sessions. As racing is the perfect way to test and solidify what we learn in training, this camp culminates with racing at the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, also on Tempe Town Lake, for those wishing to compete.

On the out-skirts of Phoenix, Tempe is easy to get to and offers warm, dry heat, great restaurants, golf courses (for non-paddling companions), hiking and many tourist attractions.

For accomodation we recommend either renting a house and sharing a car with other participants or staying at a nearby suites hotel.  For the former, we have found VRBO.com has many great rental places but you’ll want to book early as they can fill up fairly far in advance due to baseball spring training.  For the latter, a nearby hotel is Hospitality Suite Resort (http://hospitalitysuites.com).  It is 1.3 miles from Tempe Lake – approx 25 min walk, 5 mins by car.  This hotel can be booked online with or without breakfast  (enter discount code “suites” for a small discount) or a weekly rate without breakfast and with housekeeping twice in the week can be booked for a lower price by calling them at 1-800-445-5115.  For closer hotels, there are some walking distance away that provide breakfast but do not have kitchens (Baymont Inn, Tempe’s Best Western).

*Please send us an email and we can introduce you to other paddlers to share with if you would like.

We have a WestJet discount code for 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Phoenix and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.  Travel between March 22 and April 1.  Blackout dates are March 22-25.  Code: JV32FAF

Location: Tempe Town Lake Marina 550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ 85281

Cost:

  • Prior to December 15, 2017: $375 + GST
  • After December 16: $399 + GST
  • Group rate*: $350 + GST   *a group consists of 16 or more paddlers from the same team and a steersperson (no charge for steersperson or drummer)

For reference, please click here to see the 2017 camp schedule.  This schedule is subject to possible minor changes for 2018.

Registrations received before February 15 include a race shirt.

Registrations received after January 31 cannot be guaranteed a festival racing spot, but will likely be able to be included.

Please email to register 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Two months or more before event date: 85% refund
  • Two months to three weeks before event date: 50% refund
  • Less than three weeks before event date: sorry no refund

However, you can transfer you registration to another person if you are unable to attend.

 

2018 Newport Beach Outrigger Camp:

March 12-16 

Come enjoy sunny Southern California in this comprehensive five day camp focusing on outrigger technique.

This camp will set a foundation for your outrigger paddling with a comprehensive and strategic emphasis on paddling technique and training practices. We will paddle eight workouts during the camp with guidance from top outrigger coaches. On Wednesday we will paddle earlier in the morning with the rest of the day off to rest our weary bodies and have time to explore the area. Technique will be reviewed with two video sessions.  Of the eight paddling sessions two will be small boats and six in big boats.

This camp is geared to intermediate to advanced paddlers of both sprint and distance disciplines.  Paddlers will be grouped to participate with those of a similar skill level.

For accomodation we recommend renting a house and sharing a car with other participants.  We have found VRBO.com has many great rental places (Balboa Island, Lido Island and Balboa Peninsula are all awesome locations). Please send us an email and we can introduce you to other paddlers if you would like.

Flying into Santa Ana (SNA) is significantly easier than into LAX; it is closer and smaller.

Location: Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach CA, 92660

Cost:

  • Prior to December 15, 2017: $550 + GST
  • After December 16: $575+ GST

Please email to register 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Two months or more before event date: 85% refund
  • Two months to three weeks before event date: 50% refund
  • Less than three weeks before event date: sorry no refund

However, you can transfer you registration to another person if you are unable to attend.