Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2012
Some shots from the 2012 Vancouver RioTinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Saturday, June 16th was an absolutely miserable day with solid rain all day. I didn’t even go down to the event as sitting in the rain watching is not much fun. Sunday was much nicer, and I did get out to watch the racing and take a few photos.
Heading out to race
One of the racers, a dragon boat team, and me.
Concord Pacific Flying Dragons One and Too (processed in the style of “300”)
The Gong Show that is the Guts and Glory race. 16 teams race 4 legs of 500m, which means they need to make a three turns. These boats, with 22 people, don’t turn on a dime and the turns are where the action is. A lot of fun to watch.
Looks like the geese are enjoying the racing too.
The Hastings Street Band providing entertainment for the fans.
I also found a very cool video, shot by the steersman for team “Kai Ikaika” of Portland, Oregon, winners of the 2012 Guts and Glory race. Looks like an exciting race.