Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Auckland Dragon Boat Festival 2007

Auckland Dragon Boat Festival Director, Gavin Franicevic says: “We’re expecting several thousand spectators to attend the final races of this year’s festival. “This is the festival’s 23rd year in Auckland and the level of competition we’ve seen in the training sessions suggests the finals are going to be a nail biter. “Last year’s Corporate category winner was the NZ Air Force, Kiwi Paddling Club (KPC) won the Open division and Epsom Girls Grammar School took out the School’s division.“The NZ Air Force dragon boat team is in great form again this year but they will have stiff competition from Auckland Regional Council and Auckland City Council who have both been training hard. “Corporates love competing in the dragon boat race as it creates fantastic teamwork among their colleagues and a fun rivalry between industries. School’s enjoy supporting dragon boating as it promotes water education and active lifestyles among young New Zealanders.”

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