Thursday, 12 May 2016

Dragon Boat teams

These are some of the 44 teams of volunteers who entered the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival, held on the River Aire in Saltaire's Roberts Park. Each crew has sixteen paddlers and a drummer, many of whom may never have been in a dragon boat before the day! Some basic instruction is given before the start and each boat is steered by a qualified instructor from the Race The Dragon organising body.  (I have to say that it seemed incredibly well organised).



'Maggie's Slayers' are a team from Bradford Council Children's Services.



In the pink, 'This Girl Can' are a team from Bradford Council's Sport and Culture department.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - wonderful photos and so lovely to see a sunny day with lots of obviously very happy people - ready for the dragon ... must have been fun to be a part of - cheers Hilary

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  2. It all looks splendid fun but I wonder what Sir Titus would have made of it.

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  4. I just scrolled back to read more about the festival. It looks like loads of colourful fun.

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  5. Some happy expressions in those faces!

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  6. It looks like everyone had a great time!

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  7. What a fabulous event! I love the idea that it's mostly ad hoc volunteers. And I love the mayor's hat. You British ladies (inspired, perhaps, by The Queen) really know how to rock a chapeau!

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