2009 Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival: Teams and Teammates

This was our 5th trip to the Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival and our first time to get shots from one of the boats made available for press coverage. This first page of photos is of teams in the marshalling area and the race management.

First Page of Photos: Teams and Teammates

Second Page of Photos: Lunch time at the festival grounds

Third Page of Photos: Races and boats in the water

Fourth Page of Photos: More races and boats in the water

Fifth Page of Photos: Festival Opening Ceremony

racers assemble in the marshalling area

Racers for the second race of the festival assemble in the marshalling area. Go Pink DC and Philadelphia Flying Phoenix

ECS Chantilly

Who are those young folks in orange? ECS Chantilly is back again.

pto piranhas team shirt

The Patent and Tradmark Office Piranhas were there, too.

clean water warriors

And so were the Clean Water Warriors.

US Dragon Boat Racing Management

The race was managed by USDBR. This is their finish line tent where they officiated the race finish.

hua fu academy youth team

The Hua Fu Youth looked sharp as a team and in the water they were sharp and polished.

team rocket

I believe this is Team Rocket, another youth team. I kept looking for Jesse and James.

black dragons youth team

Some of the Black Dragons youth team.

more teams marshalling

More teams gather in the second marshalling area before their race.

team shirts with badges

Badges? I didn't think we needed any badges. The same team gets a pep talk.

the race starter

The race starter has to work with the boat captains to get the racing boats in alignment for the start of a race. He signals the race start with his air horn.

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First Page of Photos: Teams and Teammates

Second Page of Photos: Lunch time at the festival grounds

Third Page of Photos: Races and boats in the water

Fourth Page of Photos: More races and boats in the water

Fifth Page of Photos: Festival Opening Ceremony


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