Monday, July 8, 2024

HOT BOAT SUMMER | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco Bay Area

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

DieselFish is embracing summer’s vibeson the water. Every weekend, we fly through the waves and soak up the sun. Summer paddling keeps our energy high and our smiles wide.
 
Fill your summer with fun, fitness, and thrills. Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for FREE dragon boat lessons in Redwood City.
 
- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲
 
Photo: Anna
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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

POST-PRACTICE PRANKS | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

 

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

DieselFish is focused and productive while on the water. But once we get off the boat, anything goes…

Like this prank Brian pulled on Poky.

Looking for fun times AND free dragon boat lessons? Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for FREE dragon boat lessons in Redwood City.

- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

DIESELFISH’S PORTLAND ADVENTURE: STRENGTH, FRIENDSHIP, AND JOY ON THE WILLAMETE | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

>>> DieselFish’s trip to Portland was an adventure that we’ll never forget. Read on to learn more. (30 SECOND READ) <<<

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

DieselFish recently travelled to Portland to compete in the Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race. We had a blast racing, making new friends, and exploring the city.

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

We felt POWERFUL as we surged down the Willamette River. The festival uses Taiwan-style boats, which are MASSIVE compared to the slim Hong Kong-style boats we usually race. It took every ounce of strength, every desperate gasp of air, every powerful stroke to pull our boat down the racecourse. The experience left us feeling drained yet also strong and fast.

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

We felt LOVED as we made new friends. Our coaches invited guests from other teams to race with us. Together, we shared laughter, stories, and the joy of competition. Racing and hanging out with them created bonds that we’ll cherish forever.

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

We felt JOY as we explored the vibrant city of Portland together. We devoured delicious meals at famous restaurants, clinked glasses in celebration, and even conquered an escape room challenge together. Every moment was filled with fun and discovery.

Our trip to Portland was an unforgettable experience. We can’t wait to go back!

Want to join our NEXT adventure? Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for FREE dragon boat lessons in Redwood City.

- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

SEE IT ALL—360 VIEW OF DRAGON BOAT PADDLING | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

>>> Poky brought a 360 camera to practice. Read on to learn about the special moments that she captured with this unusual device. (30 SECOND READ) <<<



Recently, our teammate Poky (@Pokywu) brought a 360-degree camera to our dragon boat practice. Poky’s camera captured an immersive view of our practice session. The video shows EVERYTHING. The teamwork. The surrounding scenery. Even the team’s struggle to catch its breath after a challenging endurance drill. After practice, we chatted with Poky to find out more about her camera and video.
 
DF: What kind of camera did you use?
P: The camera I used for this video is “Insta360 X3.”
 
DF: Why did you bring your camera to practice?
P: Haha it’s my new toy! I bring the camera to many places to test what I can do with this camera. And I always wanted to see how we paddle!
 
DF: What unique perspectives were you able to capture with your 360-degree camera that wouldn’t have been possible with a regular camera?
P: When you are diving, skiing, paddling, or doing any sports, you focus on looking in front of you. The 360-degree camera can record everything around you, and you can edit the camera direction later. Or you can create a drone view! Or get silly animal low-perspective videos. :p
 
DF: What were some of your favorite moments that you captured during the practice? Why were these moments special to you?
P: When our movements were in sync! Super cool! And seeing Jerry’s [exaggerated] head 👍.
 
 Do you like what you saw in Poky’s video? Try it for yourself. Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for free dragon boat lessons in Redwood City. Fitness, beautiful scenery, and teamwork await you.
 
- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲

Video by Poky (@Pokywu)

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WELCOME NEW FRIENDS | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

>>> Lots of people have followed us recently. Let’s get to know each other. (30 SECOND READ) <<<








Hello to all our new followers!

You’ve seen us around social media and at races. But we’ve never connected. That changes now…

DieselFish is one of the oldest dragon boat teams in Northern California. In 2023, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Over the years, we’ve raced around the world, won lots of medals, and even appeared on TV. But we’re most proud of the tight-knit and supportive community we’ve nurtured.

Our team members are united by our love for dragon boat paddling. We strive to push our limits in our pursuit of the perfect race. To achieve this goal, we practice on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Redwood City (between San Francisco and Silicon Valley).

Our practices are challenging, lively, and fun. Lately, we’ve been working on race and endurance pieces. Sometimes, after our boat has come to a full stop and we’re all gasping for air, we see seals, hawks, and rainbows.

It’s moments like this—exercise, teamwork, nature—that bring us back year after year. That, and our social events. The team always hangs out together after practice. We recently had a party at a team member’s house. We’re also fond of escape room challenges, hikes, and restaurant outings.

We’re thrilled that you’re following our journey! And here’s the best part—we’re offering FREE dragon boat lessons to our new followers! No experience required. Get off the sidelines and join us for fun, fitness, and outdoor adventures. See you on the water!

➡ Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for free dragon boat lessons in Redwood City.

- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲

Copyright 2024 DieselFish Dragon Boat Team. All rights reserved.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

DRAGON BOAT JEOPARDY | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

>>> Are you smarter than a Jeopardy! master? Read on to find out. (30 SECOND READ) <<<

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

San Jose-Peninsula-San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team DieselFish offers free lessons in Redwood City

Have you been watching Jeopardy! Masters? During the first episode of the current tournament, a contestant stumbled trying to identify a question about our favorite holiday. We bet you know it.
 
➡ Looking for fun times AND free dragon boat lessons? Email me now at DFcaptains@gmail.com for FREE dragon boat lessons in Redwood City.
 
- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲
 
Copyright 2024 DieselFish Dragon Boat Team. All rights reserved.







Sunday, April 28, 2024

SPRINGTIME PADDLING | DieselFish Dragon Boat Team | Serving San Jose, Peninsula, San Francisco

>>> Read on to find out why there’s no better time to start paddling than now. (30 SECOND READ) <<<

The boat comes to a halt.

Your muscles relax. You refill your lungs with a deep gulp of salty air.

As your heart rate settles, you notice just how gorgeous Redwood City is during the spring.

The radiant sun warms the back of your neck.

A gentle ocean breeze whistles through your hair.

The tide, shiny as glass and blue as sapphires, rolls past the boat.

Suddenly, you feel energized. Ready for the next drill.

There’s no better time for outdoor activities than now.

➡ Email me at DFCaptains@gmail.com for free dragon boat lessons with DieselFish. You’ll feel alive and invigorated as you paddle, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

- Alex, the Minister of Newbie Happiness 🐲

Copyright 2024 DieselFish Dragon Boat Team. All rights reserved.

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