The Dragon Divas’ first dragon boat festival of the 2014 season took place June 21 on Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin. Twenty–two Divas, Coach Megan, and four Divos travelled east to the festival.
On Saturday morning our team raced in two qualifying heats. The paddlers, a blend of our Courage and Hope squads, crossed the finish line in second and first place respectively to earn us place in the Air Division Championship Finals where we claimed the trophy!
On the boat Diva Mary Lundblad participated in her first dragon boat festival. When asked about this significant event, Mary replied:
"My first festival experience was amazing - the support, the rush of working together, the emotion of the Rose Petal Ceremony and the new friendships! The boat didn't tip over, we didn't have to swim, we only had to dodge one boat in the first race, and we improved our time in each race!"