Wilmington, NC – Dragon Boat racing belongs in this city!

Today the 16 teams paddling on race day got a practice session. As with all venues, it’s fun to introduce people to the sport and enjoy the experience of watching them get their first rush of adrenaline. Almost always before new festival teams get in a boat, they have a certain perception of what it might be like, and then after practice, many say it’s totally different than what they expected. The sport is more rigorous than they anticipate, but they love it!

We coached from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Our feet and legs were done at the end of the evening.

I will write more tomorrow, after the race. It’s going to be a great one!

Paddles Up!