Puerto Rico, March 2017

All the Information You Need for Puerto Rico!

  • Dates for Puerto Rico:  March 17th, 18th, & 19th 
  • Hotel Check-in/Check-Out Dates:  March 15th-20th
  • Please do your best to arrive on or by March 15th.  There will be race team practices on Thursday, March 16th (exact times still TBD). 
  • Sending 1 BCS team, 1 Women’s team, & 1 Open (Men’s) Team
  • DBC recommends flying into Ponce.  For those flying into San Juan Airport, there are no DBC-organized transportation arrangements from San Juan to hotel.
  • Everyone must bring their own PFD and paddle to Puerto Rico—Our team captains will help organize checking our paddle bag with your equipment when the times comes. 
  • There will be food vendors on site at the races each day so be prepared to buy lunch there.  It’s also likely that team captains can also help make a run to a “big box store” out there and pick up some snacks/granola bars, etc. 
Deadlines, etc.
1. E-mail Monica by Nov. 11th if you are bringing a “Supporter” (friend, spouse, non-paddler) and would like that person to have access to Athlete’s Village and transportation from hotel to race venue each day.  Total cost for Supporters: $105.00.  

2. SURVIVORS:  DBC is committing $400/survivor for this particular trip. DBC is paying for your PACC and PADBF fees and full transportation to and from venue (Wednesday-Sunday) which amounts to $120.  DBC will provide you a travel voucher (i.e. check) for $310 (*DBC is now paying for half of your individual race fees--$30).  If you’re bringing a “supporter,” then the amount would be $205.   **See Appendix B (very last page) of Bulletin 2:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxs2YoGNQvukRGZRR2o1WS1lYkU/view  

3. Non-Survivors: 
a. Non-Survivor Paddling Fees are $90 ( half of PACC, PADBF, & transportation costs). 
b. Non-Survivors bringing a “supporter” owe $195 ($90 + $105).
b. Checks must be mailed to DBC by Dec. 1st!!  Checks written out to DBC to address below.  Memo line: Puerto Rico

Dragon Boat Charleston 
1643 Savannah Hwy. #261
Charleston, SC 29407

4. BOOK YOUR FLIGHT by Dec. 1st!  E-mail Monica with a copy of your flight receipt/itinerary. We are building the rosters of each team based on who has financially committed to their flights and/or fees. 

5.  If you haven’t already, book your hotel reservation NO LATER than Feb. 1st!!  *See attached document with specific hotel details. 

6.  Stay tuned for exact practice and training info.  Coaches Noreen, Laurie, & Hale are working hard to put together a training schedule for each of their teams. 


/dnn/Portals/0/Zika in Puerto Rico (1).docx