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TWIB 26th August


Important actionable stuff first – more details for each further down:

By tomorrow (Tuesday) night

Buzz awards – vote for Rookie of the Year, and the Top Gun award here:

Make sure you vote - it's neck and neck!

By Saturday (31 Aug)

Overseas race deposit to Janet for Kaohsiung, Guam, and Penang.

There’s no signup sheet for these races – your deposit is your registration!

Before 10 September

Off-season starts on 10 September, sign up here:

Please make life easier for the new exec by not waiting till the last minute to sign up.


Junk payment – if you’re going on the junk, pay Janet to secure your place!

Great to see so many people at the Shum Woo dinner the other day – now I’m super looking forward to getting in the boat again. Has also been great seeing Team GB these past few days – great job you lot!!

Once again, lots of important information in this email, please do read through it all 😊


A great time was had by all at Jumbo restaurant – though we didn’t fare as well in the drinking games as we usually do!


We’ve all been glued to the live stream as Ellie, Jess, Layton, Sean, Linstow, and Pete showed us their awesomeness at the world champs over the past few days. We’ll give them a few days to wind down before getting the inside scoop for the next TWIB!


Poppy was born 8th August. Weighing in at 6lbs 11oz. She's looking forward to becoming a future Buzzian! And she clearly knows how to celebrate after race days already 😊


When: 7 September (Saturday)

Location: Oolaa

A couple of important points:

  • Every year we auction off the trophies we’ve earned over the season, as an important part of raising funds for the club.

  • We’ll be running a raffle at the door – some lovely wine and other stuff.

  • If you’ve got something you’d like to donate for the raffle, please let an exec member know!

Please sign up on TeamApp!


For those unaware, the whole team votes on the following 4 awards, to be presented at the annual dinner.

Rookie of the Year (1 x Men, 1 x Women)

Which of our rookies do you think has excelled in their rookie season and demonstrated a great Buzz attitude, both on and off the boat?

Top Gun Award (1 x Men, 1 x Women)

  • This award is in tribute to Mike "Top Gun" Nardella who tragically passed away in 2016. Mike was a great paddler, a great friend to all, and always the life of the party.

  • The award is for people that have well and truly gone above and beyond this year, in their commitment to the team. This could be in any aspect of club life.

  • The award is open to everyone in the team, excluding coaches/captains.

Please use the following link to submit your vote:

Voting will close on Tuesday, 27 August.


When: 14 September (Saturday), 9:30am to 5pm

Meeting point: Sai Kung Pier

Cost: $600 for adults, $350 for kids

What’s included?

Food, Drinks (lots of beer, wine, hard liquor, you name it), non-alcoholic drinks, wakeboarding, banana boats, slides… etc.

Your place on the junk is reserved only one payment is received. Other teams have also been invited 😊

Once you’ve paid, you’ve got a spot on the junk.

Bank: HSBC

Account: Janet

Account#: HSBC 001-5-350168


Buzz is holding an open day this Sunday, 1 September!

Please pass along info to anyone you think may be interested:


The off-season starts on 10 September!

  • 10 September to 28 November (12 weeks)

  • Tuesday water training @ Shum Woo

  • Thursday land training @ Happy Valley

  • Race: Shau Kei Wan race on 6 October

  • Race: HK Champs @ Sha Tin on 26/27 October

  • Cost is $1000, which covers entry to the local races.

Please sign-up to off-season here:

If you know any potential new recruit, please point them to a captain, or ask them to fill in the sign-up form.

Please PayMe to April or to the Buzz bank account:

Account: Buzz Dragonboating Society

Account#: 043-287242-001

The payment deadline is 30 September

The $1,000 includes fees for entries into two local races, continued use of the Shum Woo clubhouse, industrial estate security services around the clubhouse, and very minor discretionary spending. This works out at $39 per session.


We have 3 overseas races on the calendar:

  • Kaohsiung on 9/10 November

  • Guam on 22-25 November (depending on numbers)

  • Penang, Malaysia on 6-9 December (depending on numbers)

For more information about the races, talk to Janet or to anybody that attended Kaohsiung the past 2 years.

To secure your place:

  • We need a deposit of $1000 by 31 August, for each race you want to enter.

  • This is needed for Janet to organise.

Please PayMe to Janet or bank transfer and then send Janet the receipt, indicating which overseas race it is for.

Bank: HSBC

Account: Janet

Account#: HSBC 001-5-350168

Deadline: 31 August

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