Big Thank You Mr Foti
Aloha Mr Foti, my name is Vince DeMayo,
I & my family & a few friends, attended your outrigger camp in April of this year & I want to thank you for critiquing my paddle stroke.
We just returned a few days ago from World Police & Fire games in LA & we came back with several medals in the dragonboat competition. My wife Cate & the women's team are 3 time (back-back-back) women's 10 person boat champions. Canada really can't stand them now, coming in 2nd for a 3rd straight time! The men's boat came in 3rd for a second straight time & our mixed 20 person won bronze! Competition was really fierce this time so we are all proud to have done so well, especially that we had more women (5-6 more) on out boats compare to the other teams.
I am really e-mailing you because so many people on my team who practiced with us & those who did not, because they are in other states, who were in awe of my paddle stroke. So many remarked to my wife & my steerer who said to me how greatly I have improved in paddling. I was in the front left stroke seat, which is 2nd most important, in several races & they all said I was perfect in my rate, reach & power. I said to all of them that I owe the thanks to You & Your camp, including Ronga, for critiquing me. You showed me what I was doing wrong & how to do it better. I applied your techniques to dragonboating & it worked. It worked so well that I am showing others to help them improve their paddling. I even gave it a name- I call it the "FOTI STANCE".
Thank you once again Mr. Foti, you are a class act & I really appreciate what you did for me & my wife & how it helped our team have success in LA. I would & have recommended your camp to many others in the dragonboat & OC community.
Mahalo, Vince DeMayo