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Dragon in the Drink wins gold

Dragon in the Drink celebrates a first place overall finish at the Deep Dove Dash Dragon Boat Festival. - Contributed
Dragon in the Drink celebrates a first place overall finish at the Deep Dove Dash Dragon Boat Festival.
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It was a golden start to the 2012 dragon boat season the Dragon in the Drink crew.

The Kelowna Dragon Boat Club team took top spot in the women's A division at the Deep Dove Dash Dragon Boat Festival held recently in North Vancouver.

There were 14 teams in the top women's group and some tight competition, including FLCC Fast and Furious, the defending senior B national champs.

In the final heat, there was just 17/100 of a second separating first and second place, as Dragon in the Drink (57.03) edged out Fast and Furious (57.20) for gold.

Dragon in the Drink also posted the fastest women’s time of the day at 54.35.

KDBC’s spirit team competed in the mixed division and came away with a fourth-place effort in the consolation division. It was a good result, considering the local boat had many first time paddlers competing.

The spirit team posted a time of 59.01 seconds in a heat that would have posted faster times, however, given the incoming tide, once the starter had “perfect alignment” the race was started.  This added about a boat length and a half to the race distance.

For information on the Kelowna Dragon Boat Club, visit kelownadragonboatclub.com.

 

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