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These Dragons roared across the finish lines

The water-bound competitors gave their all at the 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (HKDBF-NY) in New York at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 13 and 14. Day one saw action under a clear blue summer sky, while day two was marred by rain. But a few raindrops can’t stop a dragon and the festival concluded with DCH Racing crowned as 2011 champions.
HKDBF-NY, a multicultural celebration and sporting event, is the largest multicultural festival in New York and the largest festival of its kind in the nation. The festival keeps up the age old tradition of Dragon Boat Racing in colorful, custom made teak boats, which are virtual works of art gliding on water. The boats are piloted by up to 20 crewmen, including 18 paddlers, a drummer and steers person.
Congratulations to all of the winners – you made your dragons proud.

U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championships – Mixed
250m
1st DCH Racing
2nd Metro Athletic Dragons
3rd DCH Racing II

500m
1st DCH Racing
2nd Lake Mercer DCH Racing
3rd DCH Racing II

Overall:
1st DCH Racing
2nd Lake Mercer DCH Racing
3rd Metro Athletic Dragons

Advanced Mixed
250m
1st Catch 22
2nd Wallstreet Dragons Red
3rd Vitasoy Seadogs Black

500m
1st Wallstreet Dragons Red
2nd Vitasoy Seadogs Black
3rd Xtreme NY

Overall:
Wallstreet Dragons Red

Regular Open
250m
1st HSBC 1
2nd Goldman Sachs Open
3rd Flushing Hospital

500m
1st HSBC 1
2nd HSBC 2
3rd Goldman Sachs Open

Overall:
HSBC 1
Regular Mixed 1
250m
1st Puff Puff
2nd Wall Street Masters
3rd Con Edison Electric Dragons – Blue

500m
1st Puff Puff
2nd HSBC 3
3rd Con Edison Electric Dragons – Blue

Overall:
Puff Puff

Regular Mixed 2
250m
1st Goldman Sachs Mixed
2nd HSBC 4
3rd Puff Puff Pass

500m
1st HSBC 4
2nd Wall Street Dragons Gold
3rd Goldman Sachs Mixed

Overall
HSBC 4

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