Posts from our Chinese friends!


We got back Wednesday for our "Row the Dragon" adventure and well..it still feels like we did actually try to row a dragon! Every day was so chock full of activites that in order to download my brain I started writing....but had to take a break after I passed Day 3 and 3000 words! I might have to post it as a serial novel...well it worked for Mark Twain didn't it?

For now I'd like to show off this blog post about the first 2 days, posted by our contact person at the Zhejiang Regional Watersports Center, who accompanied every moment of ours with a big ol' Nikon that she put to very good use.

As some of you may know, the trip began as a small group of masters rowers visiting our Sister-Club in Hangzhou. A couple from Seattle, Kat and Carl, signed on and talks began with our Chinese friends. As the trip took shape though, the entire Italian club began to talk about coming: it had been 10 years since we hosted the Chinese athletes here in San Miniato and although we had never had much luck convincing the Italian parents to send their teens with us halfway across the planet, the tide seemed to be changing. Once a few signed on...everyone did! And our group became a delegation.

Here's the link, entirely in Chinese: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/xKVvkw47bEaHr__5LivOhg

Friendship with the boat | 10th Anniversary of China-Italy Friendly Boat

2018-03-31 - credit Lan Mei Sailing