Thursday, June 22, 2017

PROST! | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team

We recovered from our sprint workout with beers and sausages. PROST!


Dragon boat workouts will make you hungry for life. Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com today for free lessons!


-Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dragon Boat Restaurant Reviews: Zadna Broke Our Rut

We found a tasty and comfortable lunch spot



There’s nothing worse than hitting a rut.

Our practices have been going great. We have gained new members and gotten stronger. Our post-practice lunches, however, have gotten predictable. We keep hitting up the same three-to-four restaurants and ordering the same dishes.

We can blame this endless culinary cycle on quality and logistics issues. We keep frequenting the same restaurants partly because they serve good food. We also have to eat at restaurants that can comfortably accommodate large parties like our team.

This week, we got brave and broke the cycle by trying out a new restaurant. We went to Zadna, a casual Mediterranean eatery in Redwood City.

The lamb shawarma (spit-roasted meat) we ordered was tender and flavorful. We also like Zadna’s falafel (deep fried chick pea balls), which were crispy on the outside and soft and nutty on the inside. We were less enthusiastic about the soggy French fries.

Zadna’s layout is perfect for the team. The restaurant has long tables that allow us to sit and chat together.

After lunch, we agreed that we would return to Zadna for another meal soon. Zadna was just what we needed to break our rut.



Our lunches are just as fun as our practice sessions. Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com today for free dragon boat lessons!


-Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dragon Boat Success Stories: Senta’s First Race

Senta joined DieselFish to make new friends. He found that and so much more!



You never forget your first dragon boat race with DieselFish! Senta just rocked his first race at Lake Merced in San Francisco. Here’s what he had to say about it!

Q: You just finished your first race with Dieselish today. How do you feel? How as the race?
A: We did four races. I wasn’t expecting them to be so tiresome but fulfilling. So what you get out of it is there’s a team. It’s not one person doing something. It’s a bunch of 20 people doing something together in unison and actually winning. It feels good. So that type of a feeling…It’s something beautiful.

Q: Why did you join DieselFish?
A: I moved here recently and I was trying to make friends, and these are the best friends you can make…Once you join the team you are welcome. It’s always friendly and it’s always fun. So you enjoy exercise, the fun the activities, and building friendships. So I love it.

Congratulations, Senta!

Dragon boat racers are made, not born. We will work with you and show you how strong and fast you can be. Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com today for free lessons!


- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dragon Boat Success Stories: Brian the Wolverine’s First Race

Brian and his girlfriend recently joined the team together



You never forget your first dragon boat race with DieselFish! Brian just rocked his first race at Lake Merced in San Francisco. Here’s what he had to say about it!

Q: You just completed your first race with DieselFish. How do you feel? How was the race?
A: I feel really good. The race felt really nice. We worked really well together.

Q: Why did you join the team?
A: I joined the team because I wanted to get my girlfriend into this activity as well. She’s been a paddler for a while, and she brought me into the boat. It just felt really nice to be welcomed by everyone in the team.

Congratulations, Brian!

Dragon boat racers are made, not born. We will work with you and show you how strong and fast you can be. Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com today for free lessons!


- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness


Monday, May 15, 2017

Dragon Boat Success Stories: Kathy’s First Race

Kathy raced after only five practices!



You never forget your first dragon boat race with DieselFish! Kathy just rocked her first race at Lake Merced in San Francisco. Here’s what she had to say about it!

Q: What do you like about the team experience with DieselFish?
A: Someone asked me if I wanted to join, I was a little hesitant. But I really like DieselFish. They’re very warm. They were welcoming. And it really made me feel like I was part of the team right away.

Q: What was it like racing today?
A: It was a little tough with the wind, but we pulled through it, with a lot of tips here and there. And just being really being able to focus on what we are working on. It was really great!

Q: You started only four or five weeks ago? What made you decide to go out and compete today?
A: I really like the challenge and I really like how everybody came together and gave me the boost, going “Hey, you can do it. Let’s try this one!” I’m really thankful the members are encouraging.

Congratulations, Kathy!

Dragon boat racers are made, not born. We will work with you and show you how strong and fast you can be. Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com today for free lessons!

- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness


Saturday, May 6, 2017

CDBA Regatta 2017 Victory | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team

All the hard work paid off!



DieselFish medaled at the CDBA Regatta!

DIESEL! DIESEL! DIESEL!

Would you like to paddle with a winning dragon boat team? Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com for free lessons.


-Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 


Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Faces in the Boat | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team

DieselFish welcomes new recruits



Say hello to the two newest members of the DieselFish family, Coralyn and Katherine!

The team is growing. You can join the fun, food and fitness, too! Email me at dfcaptains@gmail.com for free lessons.


- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness