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Dragon Boat Racing – Rowing to the Beat of an Ancient Drum

For lovers of fitness, drama and spectacle, dragon boat racing might be the right sport. First, the boat itself is a spectacle, with its Chinese Dragon’s Head in front and Tail bringing up the rear. Then there is the drama, as the rowers paddle to the beat of a drum. Finally, there are the paddlers, digging their blades in unison with all their energy to be the first to the finish line. It’s a sport that’s attracting many blind paddlers, including seniors in their 70s. The Out of Sight Dragons are an affiliate of the (Washington) DC Dragon Boat Club. Their 18-person craft not only sports the head and tail, but colorful red and white dragon scales grace the sides of their boat.