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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Dragon Boat Races at Spirit of the Lake Regatta

On August 12, 2017 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to put on dragon boat races as part of the  Spirit of the Lake Regatta on Grand Lake. The event served as a fund-raiser to benefit Infinite West and its Colorado River Headwaters Conservation efforts, along with DRACO’s breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat program.  The race featured six local 10-man teams, all without any prior dragon boat experience.  From a management standpoint, it proved to be a challenging, but highly successful, event!

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Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K17

Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K17!!!  The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms performed well at the 2K17 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  The crew placed well in every division, capturing 3rd Place in the 500-Meter Recreational Division, 3rd Place in the 250-Meter Recreational B Division, and 2nd Place in the 125-Meter Recreational Division.  Outstanding Job, Phantoms! 

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For this event, we allowed a Denver Post videographer to mount a 360 degree camera on the dragon boat during our races.  Here’s a link to one of the videos:  

Phantoms in 360°

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

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – CDBF 2K17

 

 

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Compete in Arizona

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their strong showing in the 2017 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held March 25-26, 2K17. Short-handed for the event (as usual), the Phantoms crew had some much appreciated help from a wide variety of paddlers from other areas.  Many thanks to everyone who joined forces w/ us to race in this event!

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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 2K17

 

 

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Race in Arizona

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms, who raced in the 2016 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held October 1-2, 2K16. Always short-handed for the event, the Phantoms crew received some greatly appreciated help from a wide variety of paddlers from other parts of the US and Canada.  Many thanks to everyone who made it possible for us to race in this event!

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The Arizona Festival is always a very competitive event.  Check out the full Race Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Race in Colorado Springs

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K16 GWN/Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. This was a great event, very professionally organized and run, and featuring a higher level of competition than the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  A highlight of the day was the Cancer Survivor Ceremony. It was great to see the two cancer survivor groups, including our own Pink Phantoms, get some well-deserved recognition. 

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

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K16

 

 

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Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta

On August 13, 2016 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) put on a dragon boat demonstration as part of the Spirit of the Lake Regatta on Grand Lake. The event served as a fund-raiser to benefit Infinite West and its Colorado River Headwaters Conservation efforts, along with promoting DRACO’s breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat program. Phantom Dragons and Pink Phantoms paddlers showed off their racing skills, and also provided a dragon boat paddling experience for interested spectators.  

Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta Photos

More photos can be seen here:  Spirit of the Lake Regatta 2K16

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Phantoms Win CDBF Bling

Phantoms Win CDBF Bling!!!  The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew raced to a strong finish at the 2K16 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  The crew performed well in every division, capturing 3rd Place in the 120-Meter Competitive Division, 2nd Place in the 500-Meter Recreational Division, and 1st Place in the 250-Meter Recreational Division.  Congratulations Phantoms! 

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

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – CDBF 2K16

 

 

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DRACO hosts EGMS Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race

On May 14, DRACO provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to help a group of East Grand Middle School students put on the Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race on Grand Lake, a fund-raiser to benefit the Shining Stars Foundation.  The event was this year’s effort by a Middle School class that does a service project each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.  In spite of “iffy” weather, the event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.  Here’s an article in the local paper describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races on Grand Lake  

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More photos can be seen here:  Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Races

Here’s a link to the Championship Race.

Finally, a wonderful “Thank You” from the EGMS Students

EGMS Thank You

 

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