On Saturday, September 27th, the Delite again took to the water, earning a gold and a bronze medal in OKC’s Paddlefest Night Races in Oklahoma City, complete with fireworks. The event included friendly competition with OKC teams and the Gulf Coast Alliance teams. Our Delites earned the gold in the 200m 20-man boat and the bronze in the 200m 10-man boat. Congratulations!
On September 20 and 21, the DUC Delite Dragon Boat Team competed in the nation’s largest competitive festival, the 19th Annual San Francisco International Dragon Boat race. Competing against more than 140 teams and 3500 paddlers, the Delite placed in the top twenty teams and took first place in the Competitive B Consolation Final.
Closest race at this festival to date, it was neck-and-neck. Delite won by 0.01 second after careful reviews by the judges. Delite is in the middle, between the Irving Fire Department in black and the Austin Coolers Dragon Boat Team in blue. Also in the race is Cajun Invasion BCS Dragon Boat Team on the far end, and DFW Chinese Alliance closest to shore.