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Old 09-27-2021, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Dragon boat race-Sept 25-Weirs Beach

Today is Monday Sept 27 and apparently today's Union Leader reports there was a Dragon boat race with 22-Dragon boats held on Saturday, Sept 25 at Weirs Beach and easy to view from the boardwalk. It was a fund raising event for cancer research with each Dragon boat pledged to raise contribution money. Each of the 22-boats had something like ten paddlers on-board, paddling away!

Dang-it ...... totally missed this paddle racing event ..... too bad ..... sounds like a fun racing event to watch what with it being a paddle event with no motors which is a little unusual for a Lake Winnipesaukee race event.

Oh well ..... hopefully, it will return next year!

Any photos or videos out there on the Dragon paddle boat race held on Saturday at Weirs Beach?

You know ..... if someone figured out a way to make paddling a boat sound just like a Harley Davidson ....... this Dragon race could have attracted thousands of spectators ........ budda-budda-bing ..... .... !!!
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Old 09-27-2021, 08:36 AM   #2
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Today is Monday Sept 27 and apparently today's Union Leader reports there was a Dragon boat race with 22-Dragon boats held on Saturday, Sept 25 at Weirs Beach and easy to view from the boardwalk. It was a fund raising event for cancer research with each Dragon boat pledged to raise contribution money. Each of the 22-boats had something like ten paddlers on-board, paddling away!

Dang-it ...... totally missed this paddle racing event ..... too bad ..... sounds like a fun racing event to watch what with it being a paddle event with no motors which is a little unusual for a Lake Winnipesaukee race event.

Oh well ..... hopefully, it will return next year!

Any photos or videos out there on the Dragon paddle boat race held on Saturday at Weirs Beach?

You know ..... if someone figured out a way to make paddling a boat sound just like a Harley Davidson ....... this Dragon race could have attracted thousands of spectators ........ budda-budda-bing ..... .... !!!
Guess they didn't promote it very well........would have been fun for a good cause
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Old 09-27-2021, 11:12 AM   #3
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Default It was fun!

For a first time event it was pretty fun!

There were about 8 teams.... they shared 2 dragon boats. There were several "local" teams... EastCoast Flightcraft (overall winners) Survivors+ & Weirs Action/ENT (there were other local teams, but their names escape me. There were a couple of "pro" teams from RI & VT. Each team raced at least 3 times. Unfortunately with only 2 boats... the turn around time was painfully slow between heats. They also had to work around the Mount's schedule but that was not a big deal. There were quite a few local sponsors, Flightcraft & Tiki Boats as well as quite a few others!


I believe they raised $30K+ for Gilda's Clubhouse (cancer charity).

This event definitely has the possibility of becoming a HUGE local event. All in all a pretty good time! Then it was up to Red White & Brew @ Funspot for Veterans Count & the Looney Bin Pig Roast for New Beginnings (Local Womens Shelter)!

Fun Saturday!

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Old 09-27-2021, 06:20 PM   #4
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It was a nice day to do anything outdoors...
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:50 PM   #5
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I did take some photos. It was fun to watch and it was a gorgeous day.
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Here’s a video I have on my Facebook
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https://www.facebook.com/maryann.pum...833287801358/?
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Old 09-28-2021, 09:59 AM   #7
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Hereís a video I have on my Facebook
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https://www.facebook.com/maryann.pum...833287801358/?
When I click on the link, FB says no access unless you are a member of a specific group.
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When I click on the link, FB says no access unless you are a member of a specific group.
Oh darn. I donít know any other way to share it then.
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