Dragon Boats Race on Grand Lake!

Ten-man LPds SoTHR 2K14ao Buddhist and Phantom Dragons teams went head to head on Grand Lake in this year’s Spirit of the Lake Regatta, held August 23rd.  This was the first year for a dragon boat division to be included in the event (in addition to rowing shells, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards), the result of a joint effort of Infinite West and the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO).

The Lao Buddhist team emerged victorious, narrowly edging the Phantom Dragons in a close, best-two-out-of-three series of 250-meter races.  Congrats LBT!

Race Video

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Dragon Boats to Race in the Spirit of the Lake Regatta!

The DRACO Mini-Dragon Series has officially begun!

The Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) has teamed up with Infinite West to help raise funds for Colorado River Headwaters Conservation Education by including a dragon boat division in this year’s Spirit of the Lake Regatta, to be held August 23rd on Grand Lake.

This will mark the first time a dragon boat division has been included in this event (and, the first-ever organized dragon boat racing event in Colorado, apart from the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival).  Both the Lao Buddhist and Phantom Dragons teams, coming off very successful performances in this year’s CDBF, are expected to compete.  Additional information is included in the downloadable Spirit of the Lake DB Challenge Flyer.

There’s still time to register!  Come on out and join in the fun!

DRACO Teams Race Well at CDBF 2K14

Member teams of the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) raced well in the 2014 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, held July 19-20 on Sloan’s Lake.

LaoAwards CDBF2K14Congratulations to the Lao Buddhist Team, placing Second in both the Competitive 500 Meter and Competitive 250 Meter divisions!

 

PDs CDBF2K14 TowerCongratulations, too, to the Phantom Dragons for their First Place finishes in the Recreational 500 Meter Division and Rec-A 250 Meter Division.

 Video – Phantom Dragons in CDBF 2K14

For complete results, see CDBF 2K14 Race Winners

 

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The Longest Day Event a Huge Success

Phantoms & Lao TeamsSmOn June 21, 2K14, the Phantom Dragons competitive dragon boat team participated in The Longest Day, a sunrise to sunset event to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, and to provide support for, and increase the visibility of, the fun and exciting sport of dragon boat racing.

Joined by our Lao Buddhist Team friends, our paddlers started the day at Union Reservoir (Longmont, CO), paddling as part of the pre-race festivities at the annual Kinetics Sculpture Race. We then finished things off on home turf at Lake Arbor in Arvada (where we hold our practice sessions).

Great paddling was had by all, and it was an awesome event to support a worthwhile cause!

Longest Day Photo Album

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