Phantoms Win Division in Rose Regatta

Phantoms Win Division Championship at Rose Regatta!!!  

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms, Consolation “B” Division Champions in the Rose Regatta held October 13, 2K18 in Henderson (Las Vegas).  Pink Phantoms paddlers also participated in the special BCS races and ceremony.  

This was a special event for the crew, who first raced in the Rose Regatta in 2009.  That competition marked the first time for any Colorado crew to compete in an out-of-state dragon boat event.

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Rose Regatta 2K18

 

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DRACO Hosts 2nd Annual Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

DRACO Hosts Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

On September 22, 2018, DRACO hosted the second annual dragon boat race on Lake Arbor for the Shining Stars Foundation kids and their families.  The event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.

 

Shining Stars Dragon Boat Articles / Photos

Here’s a link to a Shining Stars newsletter, describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races  

More photos can be seen here:  Shining Stars Dragon Boat Races

The event was so successful that planning is already underway for another Shining Stars dragon boat race next year!

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Phantoms – Division Champions in Colorado Springs

Phantoms Win Division!!!  

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K18 Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. The crew put together a series of outstanding races, capturing the Mixed “B” Division Grand Championship trophy.  

After competing in the event, a number of our crew members took time to climb the challenging “Manitou Incline”.   Great job, Phantoms!!! 

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K18

 

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Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K18

Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K17!!!  

The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms performed well at the 2K18 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  The crew placed well in both divisions, capturing 3rd Place in the 250-Meter Recreational Division and 2nd Place in the 500-Meter Recreational Division.  Outstanding Job, Phantoms! 

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Here’s a link to some great drone footage capturing the spirit of the event:  

CDBF 2K18 Drone Video

Additional photos of the Phantoms in action are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – CDBF 2K18

 

 

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Pink Phantoms promote at BCS Pink Hat Tea

Members of DRACO’s Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew were honored to participate in Lutheran Medical Center’s BCS Pink Hat Tea again this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  It was a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility and support for our breast cancer survivor dragon boat program, and we again connected with a number of prospective BCS paddlers!

 

Additional Photos of the event are posted here:

BCS Pink Hat Tea 2K18

 

 

 

 

 

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AZDBA Donates Dragon Boats to DRACO!

AZDBA Donates Dragon Boats to DRACO!

Many thanks to the Arizona Dragon Boat Association for the generous donation of two used 20-man Champion dragon boats and related equipment in support of our non-profit programs and activities.  After making the necessary modifications to our trailer, we picked the boats up at the 2018 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival and hauled them back to Denver.

The trip was not without its challenges.  We blew a tire on the trailer on the trip down, and blizzard conditions from Pueblo to Denver on the return trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to the AZDBA for your support!!!

 

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Phantoms Compete in Arizona Dragon Boat Festival

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their strong showing in the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held March 24-25, 2K18. Short-handed for the event, the Phantoms had some much-appreciated help from a wide variety of paddlers from other locales.  Many thanks to everyone who joined forces w/ us to race in this event!

Results and Photos

This year’s Arizona Festival was a very competitive event.  Check out the full Race Results

 Additional photos of the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Arizona 2K18

 

 

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Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17

Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17!

Click on Photo for Video of Launch!

DRACO was well-represented at this year’s Punkin Chunkin Colorado, a two-day, nationally-sanctioned pumpkin launching competition held in Aurora, Colorado on October 7-8, 2017.  This is an annual event for members of the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crews, providing an opportunity to gain publicity for DRACO and our breast cancer survivor (BCS) program.

We had a great competition this year. Although we didn’t have quite the distance capability of the two largest air cannons that competed (each of which set a new world record for launch distance, the last an amazing 4,970 feet), we did set a personal record for our launcher of 4,084 feet, earning us a seat in the prestigious 4,000+ Club!

Punkin Chunkin Photos / Video

Photos taken at the event can be seen at the following link.  Also included are a number of photos showing modifications to our compressed air cannon, Kamikaze (Divine Wind) to get it ready for this year’s launch.

Kamikaze – Punkin Chunkin CO 2K17

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DRACO Hosts Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

On September 9, 2017, DRACO hosted a dragon boat race on Lake Arbor for the Shining Stars Foundation kids and their families.  The event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.  

Shining Stars Dragon Boat Articles / Photos

Here’s a link to a Shining Stars newsletter, describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races  

More photos can be seen here:  Shining Stars Dragon Boat Races

The event was so successful that planning is already underway for another Shining Stars dragon boat race next year!

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Phantoms Win Division in Colorado Springs

Phantoms Win Division!!!  Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K17 Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. The crew put together a series of outstanding races, capturing the Mixed Division Consolation Championship trophy.  Great job, Phantoms!!! 

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K17

 

 

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