We continue to make minor improvements to DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker), and it is proving to be a great hit with our Phantom Dragons and new BCS paddlers. Below are photos taken during recent practice sessions.
Michael J. Boyd (Captain Bligh), DRACO President and Captain/Head Coach of the Phantom Dragons, has been formally selected to compete on the Team USA Senior C Mixed crew that will compete in the World Championships in Welland, Ontario in August!
The selections were made based on initial physical testing, followed by two separate three-day Tryout Camps that included two-a-day practices, weigh-ins, and a variety of performance tests, both on and off the water.
Now, the only remaining hurdle that he must overcome in order to compete is financial. To help, a RallyMe crowd-funding site set up at this link:
Please help if you can. Even if you can’t contribute financially, you can still be of great assistance by spreading the word about this campaign to all your contacts via EMail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media.
Many thanks for your support!
The Phantom Dragons are training hard to get ready for the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, to be held March 28-29, 2015 on Tempe Town Lake. The team is shown here in photos taken at last year’s Arizona competition.
Ten-man Lao 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!
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!
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.
For complete results, see CDBF 2K14 Race Winners
Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons team for their strong showing in the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held March 22-23, 2K14. Short-handed for the event, the Phantoms crew had much appreciated help by paddlers from Wasabi Power Surge, L.A. Harbor Dragons, DragonMax and NAC.
This year’s Arizona Festival was a very competitive event. Check out the full Race Results
Several Phantom Dragons paddlers got in quite a bit of extra racing, filling in on teams from Stanford, NAC and CRAA.
Here are a few photos taken at the event (thanks to Kwok de La Luna for those he shared on Facebook)!