US2 – JETAANY (New York)
Meadow Lake Rd E, Flushing, NY 11367
Here’s your chance to join in this racing tradition that dates back over 2000 years! We are looking for paddlers to compete for the JETAANY team in the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019). No experience is necessary, we will provide training. Training sessions are held every Saturday morning from June 1 - July 27 at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Park. The cost for practice time and the race will be around $40-$50 per person.
- First practice on June 1 starts at 10:00am until 12:00pm
- Races may be August 3 or August 4th or both (7am - 6pm)
What is Dragonboat racing?
Dragonboat racing is an exciting team paddling sport that started in China about 2300 years ago. Small dragonboats holding 8-12 paddlers and large boats holding upwards of 20. Each boat also has a drummer to keep the pace at the front (much like a coxswain in rowing) and a steerer at the back. Winning teams are able to make powerful strokes with the whole boat in unison. Dragonboat provides an intense full body aerobic workout.