- Dragonboat Coxswain
I was a participant of CAMP CHALLENGE & SeaOPS’ Basic SeaOPS Course which allowed me to experience alot of kayaking, sailing, dragonboating, boat pulling and all in a course of 3 days 2 nights.
I was pulled into this another world when i got to have a taste of steering a boat, in which this case, the boat was a dragonboat and i was being the coxswain. Eversince that course, i have graduated and have been a certified coxswain for all programmes that they were conducting that involved dragonboats.
After the course, there were alot of programmes that were spread out for the next few weeks that let me practice and improve my skills as a coxswain, almost 80% of the programmes i was involved in then involved alot of water and dragonboats. i lived, breathed, bled dragonboats.
I was also involved in some NYAA Adeventurous Journeys for some schools as their coxswain. These journeys were water adventures from Sentosa to Lazarus Island, to and fro which helped me build up my stamina, improved my pace and for the lack of a better word, the resistence against the sun burns, the hungry journeys and also gave me alot of experience in water in which i am confident to say that has improved over the times i have been steering.
– 2 to 3 times per week for dragonboat
– Spread over 12 weeks
– For every non-expedition programmes, duration for water time is roughly around 1.5 – 2 hours (excluding time to prep the boats as well as to transfer)
– For every expedition programmes to Lazarus Island from Sentosa and vice versa, duration for water time is roughly 3 hours
Sentosa to Lazarus Island 1.5 hours
Lazarus Island to Sentosa 1.5 hours