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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.
Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Arizona Dragon Boat Festival
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a distant trip, That’s starting from a Venice port, Aboard their tiny ship, aboard their tiny ship.
Corinne and Scott put together the crew, Coach Dan has made them strong, For months they practiced and prepard themselves, For a trip 5 hours long, a trip 5 hours long.
The start is from the Grand Canal, With water and food to snack, If not for the strength of the entire crew, They’d never make it back, they’d never make it back.
They came together from far and near, To paddle for 17 miles, With ADF, and Portland, too, And also…Australia, One from BAD, A country up north called Canada, Paddling the Vogalonga!