Dragons race to end hunger
Move over canoes, kayaks, racing sculls and paddleboards. There’s a new boat on the Bay.
Dragon boats, a craft perfected in southern China over two thousand years ago, are racing in North Beach this weekend. The brightly painted long boats take their name from the head and tails of dragons adorning stem and stern. A team of 16 to 20 rowers power the boats, with one drummer setting the rhythm.
When the spectacular boats gather to race, excitement follows.