Dragon Boat Race Sept 16


Cheer on the WSU Confucian Warriors at the annual Dragon Boat Race at Hawk Island Park in Lansing on Sunday, September 16, 2018! The WSU Confucius Institute will provide free bus transportation along with a boxed breakfast and lunch for the first 30 WSU students to sign up! Stop by the Confucius Institute in 199 Manoogian for details (warning: the bus leaves at 6 AM!).

Dragon Boat racing enjoys a 2500 year tradition in China with different styles and traditions. For the Lansing competition, however, each team consists of 18 rowers (with a minimum of eight women), a drummer and a flag catcher responsible for snatching a buoyant flag hoisted at the end of the team’s respective lane. Each team races against a competitor twice, exchanging river sides, since winds and currents often favor one side over another. Final results are based on average times. An experienced helmsman is provided for the Capital City Dragon Boat Races, assuring that teams stay on course and head directly for their intended flag.

This year's competition will be held from 8 AM until about 4 PM. Teams will take part in time trials in the morning and then compete in assigned divisions during the afternoon. The races are thrilling to watch and require a great deal physical stamina and highly synchronized team work to succeed! 

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