Watch the Thrill of Dragon Boat Racing on the Waterfront!
May 12, 2023 6:12AM PDT
It’s Dragon Boat Racing season. During the Rose Festival, 45 teams will compete on the Willamette River. Right now those teams are practicing several
times a week. Walk down to the waterfront on a Saturday morning and you’ll see team after team hit the water. There are only eight boats, so there’s a pretty tight practice
schedule so that everyone gets a turn.
I joined my colleague, Peggy La Point from KINK 101.9 out on the boat with the NO TEACHER LEFT BEHIND team.
They tell us anyone can participate. You don’t have to be an athlete or have any prior experience. There are teams of teenagers and for those 55 and up, and everything in between.
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