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Wilmington's First Dragon Boat Race

On June 4 the 500 meter race began just north of the Isabelle Holmes Bridge.  For race results go to:  The money raised from the event benefited two local organizations - Step Up for Soldiers and the Sunburst Foundation.

Dragon boat races are growing in popularity in North America.  Teams of 18 people race in a boat adorned with a dragon head to the beat of a drum.  Its origin is rooted in a tradition from China to honor the poet and patriot, Chu Yuan, who drowned on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in 277 BC.

Photos by Gerald Waller of Waller Media
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