1st CLUB CREW CHAMPIONSHIP
FOR COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES TELUK BAHANG DAM, PENANG, MALAYSIA 22 TO 25 JULY 2010
To: All Commonwealth Dragon Boat Federation (CDBF) Member & Non-Member Club Crews
Welcome to Information Bulletin No.3 from the Organizing Committee (PIDBF) of the 1st Club Crew Championship for Commonwealth (1st CCCCC), Penang 2010. With only a month to go, this is the final chance for you to enter the 1st CCCCC Penang 2010, which will be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam from 22nd to 25th July 2010. For regular updates on 1st CCCCC Penang 2010, visit the Championship website at www.penangdragonboat.gov.my
CHAMPIONSHIP (This information supersedes previous Information Bulletins)
The Championship Divisions, Racing and Competition Classes that will be contested are listed below, Classes may be combined in the early rounds of competition but Grand Finals will be separate. Each Country or Territory may sanction up to 8 different crews (one crew per Club), per Competition class.
Confirmed Entries Received
Confirmed Entries have been received, as summarized in the matrix below, from the following countries Commonwealth countries: Canada, Singapore, India, Trinidad & Tobago and Malaysia; and Non Commonwealth countries: Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, UAE and Chinese Taipei.
1st Club Crew Championship for Commonwealth Countries
ADMINISTRATION & LOGISTICS Bus Transportation
Those participants whom were not provided transportation, the charges are as follows: One way transfer:
From airport to hotel (or vice versa) – coach USD85 / van USD25 From hotel to regatta site (or vice versa) – coach USD60 / van USD25 From hotel to celebration dinner (or vice versa) – coach USD60 / van USD25
Additional or optional sightseeing tours are available on the Travel Desk at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
The Liaison Official has informed all crews on the pick-up arrangements by now. However if any crews have been omitted, please contact
for the arrangements.
Race Day Lunches
Lunch-pack will be available to those who paid for the Ground Package Arrangement as well as the Hosted participants on the competition days. However, varieties of local delicacies will be also available for sale at the regatta site.
Two (2) representatives from each team are invited to the Get-Together Dinner which will be held on 24 July 2010 at 7.30 pm at a Seafood Restaurant. However, extra member who wish to attend can pre-purchase the ticket Dinner.doc at the cost of USD20 per person before 5 July 2010.
Celebration Dinner Party
A complimentary celebration dinner party will be provided following the completion of the Championships on 25 July 2010 at 7.30 pm for those who paid for their Ground Package Arrangement. However, we encourage all participants to celebrate together at the party. Dinner tickets can be pre-purchase for others including those whom were offered free hosting, at the cost of USD20 per person Dinner.doc before 5 July 2010.
All crews who joined the party are invited to arrange for a special 3-minute performance at the party. Please prepare yourself for the performance.
Main Secretariat Crew information packages will be available at the Main Secretariat at the Holiday
Inn Hotel, Batu Ferringhi.
IDBF Crew Helm & Foundation Coach Awards’ Course
We have invited the IDBF Top Officials from overseas to conduct an IDBF Crew Helm & Foundation Coach Awards‟ Course. This course is for those who wish to develop their helming skills and to become involved in coaching within the sport of Dragon Boat racing. Details as follows:
Date: 22 July 2010 (7.00 pm to 11.00 pm) & 23 July 2010 (9.00 am to 7.00 pm)
Holiday Inn Hotel, Batu Ferringhi USD10/RM35 (inclusive of 3 Teas & 1 Meal)
Venue: Cost: Closing date: 5 July 2010
IDBF Crew Helm & Foundation Coach Awards‟ certificate will be presented at the Celebration Dinner Party. Please submit registration IDBFCrewHelm& FoundCourse.doc together with payment to
before the deadline.
The programme is subject to final confirmation and is to assist crews with their planning. Please take note of the latest programme.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION COMPETITION REGULATIONS AND RACING RULES
The 1st CCCCC Penang 2010 will comply with the IDBF Competition Regulations and will be conducted under the IDBF Rules of Racing.
Paddles – IDBF Specification 202a
Please ensure that every paddle complies with the specification 202a and has an IDBF identification mark and license number on the paddle. These are the only paddles that are allowed in the championships. You will not be able to use any paddle that does not carry an IDBF identification mark and license number. It is your responsibility to check that all members of your team comply with this regulation.
There are regularly issues with seat pads that do not comply with Competition Regulation 13.4 which states:- Dragon Boat Seat pads (cushions) as described in Regulation 13.1 shall be made of a soft material, such as neoprene, of a maximum thickness of 15mm that will compress easily when squeezed between finger and thumb. The width of the seat pad shall approximately to the width of paddling seat in the IDBF Standard International Racing Boat (12.5cm) and the length should ideally, not exceed 33cm. So the seat pad should be rectangular. Seat pads will not be measured to the exact cm, but obviously round seat pads, such as those sold by IKEA are not acceptable, unless they are, cut to size.
Boat Swamping or Capsize
A capsize is rare in our Championships but your Crew must be trained and understand the recommended procedures in the event of capsize. Full details of the IDBF recommended practices can be found at: www.idbf.org. It is essential that all crew members are familiar with the “Buddy System” and that if capsize should occur the paddles are required to stay with the dragon boat and wait for the instruction from the safety boat crew. No one should swim to the shore.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Under the IDBF Competition Regulations participants are not normally required to wear PFDs when racing, unless the Chief Official decides in inclement weather. However, approved PFDs will be available from the Organizing Committee for those participants who may wish to use them, by prior notification and application.
Identity & Compliance Checks
All participants will be given Identification (ID) Tag which will have their photo attached to it. Random ID checks will be carried out during the championships by the Race Officials to ensure that only those Competitors shown on the Crew List against the ID Tag are competing and that competitors are bona-fide members of their Clubs and Crews in accordance with Competition Regulation 4.3 and 4.3.1. Crews with competitors found not to be complying with these regulations will not be allowed to proceed to finals and will be allocated to an outside racing lane for all competitions.
A Crew List Crew List & Declaration.doc showing the competitors and reserves who will be racing in a particular Competition class must be submitted by 5 July 2010.
The person signing the crew list is confirming to the Chief Official that all the competitors shown on the list are “Fit to Race“. This statement covers not just the physical ability of the competitors to undertake the race concerned but it also means that the signatory is confirming that there are no known medical reasons why those listed should not compete during the whole period of the Championships.
A fixed photo finish camera will be used at the Finish to record all boats crossing the finish line.
All participants, that is, competitors, whom are racing will be required to bring along one (1) passport size (4cm x 6 cm) photographs to be pasted on their ID tag.
Crews are asked to bring along their country‟s flag and submit to the Main Secretariat by Friday 23 July 2010.
Crew Practice Session
22nd & 23rd July 2010 has been arranged for the practice session. Each practice session is 1 Hour. Please return the Crew Practice Booking Form Crew Practice Booking Form.doc to PIDBF no later than 5 July 2010.
Crews are required to submit a brief introduction write-up Crew Profile.doc in not more than 200 words about their achievements.
Deadlines For Entries And Fees
(please submit all forms & fees to
unless otherwise stated )