WoW, everyone try his best to win the game and honor!
Throw that guy on the Prow over board, he is only wasted space.lol cheers scally
It is Chinese culture and tradion. It is a good sport. We should maintain it. There are four out of 19 districts holding such competition each year in Hong Kong. We can feel the festival mood.
He/She is called drummer in Dragon Boat. It is very important. The drummer hit the drum to give beats and rhythm to the team to control speed. a caller should also be aware of the relative position of the dragon boat to other boats, and to the finish line, in order to correctly issue commands to the crew as to when to best surge ahead, when to hold steady and when to peak for the finish. An expert level caller will be able to gauge the power of the boat and the paddlers through the sensation of acceleration, deceleration, and inefficiencies which are transmitted through the hull (ie. they will physically feel the boat action through their feet and gluteus maximus muscles).
Traditional dragonboats with 40 to 50 paddlers are so long that the drum is positioned amidships (in the middle of the boat) so that all paddlers can hear it amidst the noise of heated competition. However, for the smaller dragon boats of 20 paddlers which are most often used in competitive sporting events, the drum is located just aft of the dragon headed prow.
They throw the crew after end of the race. LOL
Hmm..very informative discussion.
How many rice cakes (肉粽) have you had this year, Jeff?
Yes, I eat rice cakes every Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the choice in breakfast.
Great capture Jeff.
Thank you for you visit and comment.
Greetings to Hong Kong from Serbia!
Una scena interessante.Saluti Leo.
This race have to be fantastic.
I think you enjoyed to look at these boats racing.
Very nice this shot.
It is exciting race. I watch it every year.
I Like-1 this very nice photo!!
Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.
Thank you for your nice comment.
Thank you for your great comment.
Greetings from Hong Kong, Jeff
**Wonderful photo ,very nice scene . I love It .
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lurdesa. Salutacions jeff.*
Thank you for your nice compliment.
Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff
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