Home » Illinois Paddling Council Blog » Try Racing a Dragon

Try Racing a Dragon

Some years ago, friends invited me to try Racing a Dragon! I’ve never paddled so hard in all my life. It took our team a total of 94 seconds to paddle the 300 meter course! The winning team did it in 20 seconds less! Dragon boat racing has its origin 2000 years ago when the poet warrior Chu Yuan threw himself into the Milo River. His devoted followers rushed to find his body, beating the drum to scare away the fish.

If you don’t feel like racing the dragon – go as a spectator – it’s a great show.

Enjoy – Sigrid 

https://www.panamdragonboat.com/races/chicago-southland-dragon-boat-festival-blue-island-il/

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.