On September 26, 2020, DRACO hosted the fourth annual dragon boat day on Lake Arbor for the Shining Stars Foundation kids and their families. Proper social-distancing was carefully observed, and the event proved to be a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time again this year.
DRACO Adapts Trailer to Haul Outrigger Canoes in Wake of COVID Outbreak
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of this season’s dragon boat events, and appropriate social-distancing making training in the close quarters of dragon boats inadvisable, DRACO is gearing up to train in OCs (one and two-man outrigger canoes) this season. To facilitate these practices, Head Coach / Team Captain Michael Boyd (Captain Bligh!) acquired a Yakima Trailer, and converted it to haul four boats, along w/ an inflatable dock. Coupled with the capacity of his rooftop rack, a maximum of six boats can now be staged for safe practices.
DRACO Awarded Cancer League of Colorado Service Grant
DRACO is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $6,000 Service Grant by the Cancer League of Colorado, in support of its BCS dragon boat program and activities that benefit Colorado’s cancer survivor community.
Many thanks to the Cancer League of Colorado for your continued support!!!
Phantoms are 500-Meter “C” Division Silver Medalists at Rose Regatta!!!
Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms, 500-Meter “C” Division Silver Medalists at the Rose Regatta held October 12-13, 2K19 in Henderson (Las Vegas). Pink Phantoms paddlers also participated in the special BCS races and ceremony.
Jolane Fenner had the honor of racing as a member of the Team USA Senior B Women’s crew in the 2019 IDBF Dragon Boat World Championships in Thailand, bringing home two bronze medals. An article from the Montrose Press describing her quest to race w/ Team USA can be found at this link:
Phantoms Place Second in Mixed “A” Consolation Division Finals!!!
Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K19 Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. In spite of missing several of their top paddlers (who were at the IDBF Dragon Boat World Championships in Thailand), the crew put together a series of outstanding races, capturing second place in the Mixed “A” Consolation Finals. Great job, Phantoms!!!
Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:
Great Phantoms Performance – Silver Medals at CDBF 2K19!!!
The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms performed well at the 2K19 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. The crew placed well in both divisions, capturing 2nd Place in the 250-Meter Recreational B Division, and winning Silver Medals in the 500-Meter Recreational Division. Outstanding Job, Phantoms!
Photos / Video
Additional photos and video clips of the Phantoms in action are posted here:
On June 29, 2019, DRACO hosted a dragon boat race on Lake Arbor for Epic Experience, a non-profit organization that provides outdoor adventures for cancer patients and survivors. The event was well-attended, and everyone had a wonderful time.
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. This event is a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility and support for our breast cancer survivor dragon boat program, and to connect with prospective BCS paddlers!
Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for another strong showing in their annual appearance at the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, held March 30-31, 2K19. Several of our Pink Phantoms paddlers also competed on survivor crews in the BCS Division races and ceremony.
Results and Photos
As always, this year’s Arizona Festival was a very competitive event. Check out the full Race Results