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darkflyrobin on May 31, 2009

Hi Jeff

WoW, everyone try his best to win the game and honor!


Harry Taggart on May 31, 2009

Throw that guy on the Prow over board, he is only wasted space.lol cheers scally

jeff_msn123 on May 31, 2009


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.

Cheers, Jeff

jeff_msn123 on May 31, 2009


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

Cheers, Jeff

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on June 2, 2009

Hmm..very informative discussion.

How many rice cakes (肉粽) have you had this year, Jeff?

worapong, Thailand

jeff_msn123 on June 2, 2009


Yes, I eat rice cakes every Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the choice in breakfast.

Cheers, Jeff

Victor de Lara on June 5, 2009

Great capture Jeff.


jeff_msn123 on June 5, 2009


Thank you for you visit and comment.

Cheers, Jeff

izahorizonta on June 7, 2009

Interesting festival! Greetings to Hong Kong from Serbia!

jeff_msn123 on June 7, 2009


Thank you.

Cheers, Jeff

leo1383 on June 9, 2009

Una scena interessante.Saluti Leo.

jeff_msn123 on June 9, 2009


Thank you

Cheers, Jeff

Gastone “GAST1” Sega… on June 17, 2009

This race have to be fantastic. I think you enjoyed to look at these boats racing.

Very nice this shot.

Ciao Jeff

from Gastone.

jeff_msn123 on June 17, 2009

Hi Gastone

It is exciting race. I watch it every year.

Ciao Jeff

I Like-1 this very nice photo!!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


jeff_msn123 on January 2, 2011


Thank you for your nice comment.

Cheers, Jeff

cep_ on April 20, 2011

Nice shot


jeff_msn123 on April 20, 2011


Thank you for your great comment.

Greetings from Hong Kong, Jeff

lurdesa_ on May 9, 2011

**Wonderful photo ,very nice scene . I love It .

like + Y

lurdesa. Salutacions jeff.*

jeff_msn123 on May 9, 2011


Thank you for your nice compliment.

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

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