The Alameda DragonFlyers returned to the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival in 2018 after an absence of several years. Our gracious hosts, the Rogue Paddling Club, made sure we were comfortable and well fed at camp.
Our women’s team took second place in Division C, and we all came home with new friends and great memories.
It was a blustery Sunday on Lake Merritt in Oakland, but spirits were high when we fielded two teams for our first race of the year hosted by our friends the Oakland Renegades. Here’s a picture of our novice boat setting off for the first race of the day.
Alas, Alameda DragonFlyers didn’t bring home any medals from Treasure Island this year, but check out the pictures on the photo page. It was a great race. Due to development at Clipper Cove, it was the last year at Treasure Island. Rumor has it, the 2016 internationals may be at McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. Hmmmm.
This lengthy article gives a lot of background on dragon boat racing and the upcoming San Francisco International festival at Treasure Island. Come on out to the races, on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20!
Alameda DragonFlyers earned a first place, Runner Up in Division E for a mixed crew. Some of our women embedded with host team, the Kalispell Dragonflies to win a third place bronze medal in Women’s Division B. And still others helped out the Dragonflies again with their mixed crew, winning another third place in Mixed Division B.
The venue, weather, and people were fabulous. It was a great trip!
Alameda DragonFlyers had a great time at the August 16, 2015 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival, organized by our friends and rivals, the Renegades. Even with temperatures upward of 90 degrees, we finished as winners.
Women’s A Division: third place for the DamselFlyers; Open B Division: third place Total Flyers; Mixed B Division: third place; – High Flyers; Masters A Final: 2nd place, Master Flyers.