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Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
 Dragon Boat Festival

3rd Annual Dragon Boat Racing Event
 

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013
 
Location: Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, FL
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Local Phone: 941- 639-3720
Website: www.puntagordachamber.com

 
Welcome to Punta Gorda's 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Racing Event sponsored by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte Harbor Paddlers. Dragon boating is a co-ed team sport. Twenty people paddle the

Dragon boat 1
 Dragon boat 1
40-foot-long dragon boat 400 meters (just less than a quarter mile) in about two and a half minutes, plus one person is the steerer and another person is a drummer for a total of 22 people in a boat. About 650 Dragon Boat paddlers from across Florida will participate in the 3rd Annual Punta Gorda Dragon Boat Festival in Laishley Park.


This event brings dragon boat paddlers from
Dragon boat 2
 Dragon boat 2
all over the state of Florida and beyond. This amateur racing event is an official Southeastern Regional Dragon Boat Association (SRDBA) points race and perfect opportunity for teams to prepare for the 10th Annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Festival on April 27.

Sponsored by the Punta GordaChamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Harbor Paddlers.
For more information contact:  Bob Brazeau (941) 916-9466 or cathygetz@comcast.net.