Olympic gold medallist prepares his crew for Rio Tinto Alcan Dragonboat Festival
Especially since the crew placed second to archrivals, the Eric Hamber Secondary School, at the June 6 2010 Dragon Zone 500m Regatta, at False Creek.
180 teams and 100,000 people will be watching.
But coach, Olympic gold medal kayaker, Dr Hugh Fisher, is keeping a cool head. And a poker face. You don’t want to show all your strongest paddlers in the early races, Fisher told the Question this week.
With a large number of senior paddlers graduating last season, the Laoyam Eagles team is newly comprised of experienced boys and some keen new grade 8 girls. “They’re right there with all our past teams,” said Fisher. “We work very hard and have one really important goal in mind.”
Check out the Laoyam Eagles in Boat 4 for an incredible finish at the 2009 Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.