Dragon Boat Race of 2011

The Rotary Club of Kingston upon Thames again organised the annual Dragon Boat Race in Canbury Gardens next to the River Thames on the 17th July 2011.

A record of over fifty teams competed on a day with a few showers of rain, but this did not dampen the spirits of the crowds, as there was lots of fun and laughter and great competition.
Winners again were the Canbury Arms Boys team, with the Canbury Arms Girls winners of the female teams. A little bit of coaching and practise goes a long way. Full results can be found on the web site of Kingston Rotary Clubs’ web site.
Loads of money was raise for charities, making this event one of the best in the area of Kingston upon Thames.
It was fun filming and photographing the event, even if I got wet during a shower whilst out on the River Thames on a rib provided by John of the Albany Park Canoe and Sailing Centre.
For photographs of the day, some 300, where possible one for every team in a dragon boat, please click here, or visit Photographs of the 2011 Dragon Boat Race in Kingston.


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