Congratulations to Mina Hare-Rubinstein and Laurie Butler on being selected to paddle with the United States Dragon Boat Teams that will compete in the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Welland Canada, August 18-23. Mina will sit with the Senior C Women, and Laurie will be in the Senior B Mixed Boat. Long time Paddlefish Ada Ayala-Reyes has been selected to represent the strong Puerto Rico Dragons. Puerto Rico is her homeland. A fourth paddler Nat DeGenna, of TRRA, again earned a bench in the Senior A Women’s Boat.
These excellent athletes were tireless in their training. Special thanks goes to Bob Robinson-Dassel for designing and coaching an advanced weight program, and to Nat Thomas, Jim Robertson, and Judy Robertson who encouraged and matched the paddlers stroke for stroke during the training.
Check out the site for information: World Dragon Boat Racing Championship