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About Dragonboating


A 6/16 dragonboat is 13 metre long and weighs 1 ton. It takes many of us to lift them out from the water.
Now we practice in Gemini and BUK boats which are lighter and not so comfortable.
dragonboat

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A race must be organized well ahead of time.

wests
paddles are ready
water station
life jackets must be sorted
paddles provided
drinking water often supplied
ambulance
first aid
portable toilets
first aid stations on alert
and lots of portables needed at a race

To compete in a race needs diligent practice, preparation, organization,
cooperation, enjoyment....etc.

winter practice
Canada day
we practice in the cold
...and we practice even on holidays
snowbirds
practice in February
loading
we practice when it is snowing
practice in February
then we line up to board a boat at the race
boarding dragonboays
trophy
sometimes it is not that easy to board a boat
then we race and (often) win
sometimes we got a trophy

We are not just practicing and racing but we are having fun too!

teaching new paddlers
tractorride
group  photo
Teaching new generation of paddlers
is our commitment
we go for tractor rides
we line up for picture taking
Charlies
beer garden
Won best costumes' first prize at the women's race 2003
after the races we have a beer to celebrate
peggygranddaughter
Janet
granddaughter1
Grandchildren often come to cheer at the races
bernadette
eating
good food
Few times a year we come together to have fun and good food
We have great fun watching and photographing other teams' racers
warrior-1
greenface
warrior-3

Teams can be recognized from their unique uniforms