Boracay Dragon Boat Team Triumphant In Hong Kong

The Boracay Dragon Boat All-Stars won the championship in the 500-meter mix category in the recently-concluded Dragon Boat Carnival in Hong Kong, China.

The international race, now on its 38th year, was held in Victoria Harbor last June 21-23. The said competition was organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association (HKDBA).

Organizers consider the race a mega event and an additional major tourism lure for Hong Kong.

The Boracay Dragon Boat All-Stars is composed of Filipinos and foreigners who are long-time residents of this resort island.
As of post time, the members of the Boracay Dragon Boat team are returning to the Philippines.

The race was joined by an estimated 6,000 paddlers from 199 teams from different countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, Macau, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, mainland China, Dubai, Japan and Thailand.

The annual regatta began in 1976 as a fishermen’s boat race involving nine locals and one Japanese team and was the first international dragon boat race.

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