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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival – Race #2

June 19, 2010 @ 19:39 By: gordon Category: Dragonboats

Our second race took place around 5pm, a bit later than expected due to some delays in the morning. The wind has much more of a factor in this race because it was more of a crosswind and made lining up at the start a bit more of a challenge. That combined with choppier water meant that steering was tougher, but our finish time of 2:15.44 was still better than our best time from the last few years. (Most times in the afternoon races were quite a bit slower than the morning.)

Overall, this puts us in 32nd place for the mixed teams, which we’re very happy with.

We also raised enough money through donations that we had a third race, but that time wasn’t available when this was being written.

Many thanks to everyone who sponsored me! Your donations helped the team raise $5257.00 for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation charities so far!

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival – Race #1

June 19, 2010 @ 11:49 By: gordon Category: Dragonboats

The Algonquin College Singapore Slings took position at the start line in lane #6 and sped down the course to reclaim their challenge cup after a couple of years of letting other teams have it. 🙂

Our official time for the race was 2:13.18, which was more than 7 seconds faster than the next fastest team.

Our next race is sometime after 13:30.