This is where all the latest news regarding the 2007 World Championships can be found. Check back often to get all the important updates and new information.
9 September 2007
September Drum Downunder
- Drum Downunder Issue 6
1 September 2007
Customs information for overseas travellers
If you are arriving from overseas, the Australian Customs website has a section for ‘arriving travellers’. This section covers information about Customs clearance including a list of items that require declaration.
- For more information, go to the Australian Customs website
28 August 2007
Celebration Party Update!
So far there’s already more than a thousand people attending, so make sure you and your team get tickets to the hottest party on this side of Sydney!
- Date: Sunday 23rd Sept
- Time: 7pm to midnight
- Venue: Mackay Pavilion, Sydney Olympic Park
- Cost: Adults and children over 12 years of age AUD$100. Children under 12 years of age AUD$20.50.
- RSVP: 5pm AEST Sunday 9th September 2007
- How to get tickets: download ticket order form
- Tickets will not be available at the door
- Transportation (pick-up/drop-off zones) information
- After Party Floor Plan
Includes: Buffet style dinner, 1 free soft drink, beer or wine; entertainment, return transport and
the viewing of the souvenier video (will beavailable for purhcase on the night AUD$25)
- Sausage of chicken mousseline, roasted garlic pumpkin and spanish onion
- Rump steak w ith olive bread and pesto
- Sauteed potato and stewed mushrooms
- Bacon, english spinach, tomato and parmesan salad
- Freshly baked bread rolls and butter
- Orange juice, and mineral water, tea/coffee
Live Band – “Jelly Bean Jam”
GENRE: Dance, Party Band, Medleys, Retro, Corporate
DESCRIPTION: Australia’s favourite party band has performed since 1993 and has done well over 2000 shows both nationally and internationally
including recent trips to Singapore and Thailand.
Non-stop medleys ensure non-stop dancing complete with tongue in cheek interpretations of the most memorable party tunes from the 60’s to the Nineties. From Disco to Swing, Motown to Latin, Funk, Rock to Pop, Jellybean Jam are the most versatile act for any pub, club or corporate event.
PLAYLIST: Abba, Tom Jones, Kylie, Madonna, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Bobby Brown , No Doubt, Elvis Presley, Santana, Shania Twain, Robbie Williams, Jacksons, Blondie, Bee Gees, The B52-s and more.
25 August 2007
Count down to the Worlds!
- Drum Downunder Issue 5
23 August 2007
Yoga at Worlds!
The 2007 World Dragon Boat Championship committee is happy to announce that Suzanne Hennig (www.p3yoga.com) will be holding a high performance yoga class each day prior to starting events.
Suzanne is an established yoga professional based in Canada and the creator of “The Yoga Advantage” (TYA) which is a yoga program specifically designed for Dragonboat athletes.
TYA combines elements of Iyengar with Hatha Yoga as well as Meditation and Breathing Practices. Using this multi-dimensional repertoire of techniques she creates a specific program that helps improve mental and physical performance. Yoga techniques that assist high level athletes speed up the muscle recovery process especially after hard training and competitions, by helping stretch and soothe aching muscles and build stronger joint connections.
The other component of “TYA” is the mental factor. There are four key success areas for high mental performance; thoughts, emotions, spirit. TYA helps athletes by investing time in the development of attitude, confidence, and character, through positive visualization and meditation techniques. All of which are instrumental in athletic performance.
- Time: Every morning prior to races
- Duration: 30 to 45mins
- Where: Behind the Grand Stand (grassy area between the carpark and the boats sheds)
- Bring: Bring a towel or mat
15 August 2007
Dragon boats fitted with CoxVox harness & speakers
NK will be outfitting every Dragon Boat at the World Championships with a full CoxVox harness & speakers.
You will only need to supply a NK CoxVox unit (or CoxBox) plus microphone to have a fully operational audio system.
Don’t have a CoxVox? Then NK will have a limited number of units for hire. If you decide to purchase the unit at the regatta, your entire hire fee will be credited towards your purchase price.
The harness & speaker systems from the boats will also be available for sale, at HALF PRICE, to be picked up at the end of the regatta. Of course, all these systems come with our 2 year warranty. As the availability of these units is limited to what we have at the regatta, you can reserve one by coming & seeing us at the NK display in the exhibitors area or contacting us before the event at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also have battery charging facilities & spare parts on hand at our exhibit. Details on the NK CoxVox unit are available in the downloads menu from www.nk.com.au
Nielsen Kellerman is proudly a 2007 Dragons Downunder Sponsor. We hope to see you in Sydney in 2007.Coaching Workshop Programme details
The Coaching Workshop Programme will be held on Tuesday 18th September from 12noon to 5pm at Chifely Hotel, Penrith.
Topics presented include intelligent paddle technology and physiology of dragon boat racing.
Hear speakers from Australia and overseas discuss approaches in selecting and coaching elite crews.
- Places are limited to 40 people.
- Registrations close Monday 20th August
- The Registration Form can be found on page 23 in Bulletin #3
- Download the Coaching Workshop Programme
31 July 2007
Bulletin #3 is ready!
The Third Issue of News Bulletin for World Championship has been released in English. Please click on Bulletins for download.