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09-27-2006, 05:36 AM
The Dragon Boat Club of Boston, a 2006 7-time medalist competitive Boston dragon boat (http://www.dbcb.org) team, now in it's 5th and most successful year of racing in Boston, Montreal, New York, Lowell, Pawtucket, Hartford, and San Francisco is looking forward the June 2007 Boston Dragon Boat Festival (http://www.bostondragonboat.org/races_results.html) where 2 of our 3 teams won the Hong Kong Cup Grand Prize and First Place Prize in 2006.

"In the next race, however, we won, and I began to think about taking up a new sport." - John Tracey, Rowing News

We want to gratefully thank John Tracey of Rowing News for riding along with us and for his writeup about us in the October 2006 edition of Rowing News! Click here to read the article. (http://dbcb.org/media/RN_13-840-47.pdf)

Our multiple co-ed crews practice 3 times a week on the ONLY TWO authentic dragonboats you'll find on the beautiful Charles River right now. What is a dragonboat? It's like a cross between canoeing and crew, but in these giant 40ft fiberglass boats with 20 paddlers.

Here's a shot of us pulling out a narrow win at the Olympic Rowing Basin in Montreal this year (we're in lane one):

http://dbcb.org/media/montreal.bmp

Our winnings in the 2006 season:

Hong Kong Cup Grand Prize and 1st Place, Mixed Division A
DBCB - Drachenfurie Crew
Boston Dragon Boat Festival - June 11, 2006

Hong Kong Cup 1st Place and 3rd Place, Mixed Division A
DBCB - Wake Riders Crew
Boston Dragon Boat Festival - June 11, 2006

1st Place, Premier Division E
11th Montreal International Dragon Boat Festival
July 23, 2006

Silver Medal
10th Southeast Asian Water Festival of Lowell, MA
August 19, 2006

1st Place, Lion Division
Chinese Dragon Boat Festival & Races of Pawtucket, RI
September 9, 2006

Silver Medal, Division A
6th Annual Riverfront Dragon Boat Races of Hartford, CT
September 16, 2006

Bronze Medal
Mixed Recreational B
11th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International
Dragon Boat Festival - September 24, 2006

If you're looking for a fun new activity or just want to meet some new folks in their 20's and 30's shoot me an email (membership@dbcb.org) . Not a gym rat, outrigger paddler, or ever gone kayaking? No problem! No prior experience needed - we're looking for folks with any level of athletic skill. Ability to swim not required - we provide life jackets.

Our website: http://www.dbcb.org
Email: membership@dbcb.org