Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival is coming!
Think about how nice it will feel, out on the Hudson River July 5, 2014, to be splashing and paddling with your friends in a cool-looking boat with a carved wooden dragon head on the front, a drummer pounding out a rhythm, and 19 other recreational paddlers like yourself, sharing the experience in a 200 meter race! (less than an 1/8 of a mile).

The official race registration form and website is coming next month, so start to think of your ski club (yes, even snow enthusiasts need something to do in the summer…) or church group or fitness club or service organization or neighborhood bar or your school or softball team (it is possible to do two activities for fun during the summer….) and get ready to paddle!

July 5, 2014 - The Dutchess Dragon Boat Race will be the first in Poughkeepsie- so everybody is equal - if you have never been in a Dragon Boat before- neither has anyone else!

And if you HAVE paddled in a race - tell others how much fun it was, and how relatively easy it is to get the basics of the paddling stroke to work. For now, and to get more notifications of the race details, leave a comment on this blog, or email:

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