Let it run! A place to share with fellow paddlers and entice others to the sport. Come join us. For more information contact: edehmel@aol.com or penelopemr8@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The last race of the season ...

Our last dragon boat festival of the season was in Marathon, right on the Atlantic.  It's a great site, and we had no wind problems and almost no swell at all.  We did really well in our first couple of races, but in the final race for Division A, we got robbed of third place by a team who we had beat in time in our other races.  Here's a good picture of the finish.  You decide.  Paddles up!!


Nevertheless, we all had a great time at the Festival and enjoying the spirited life in Marathon!


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Harbor Dragons & the Suncoast Credit Union War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival

The Harbor Dragons have teamed up again with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce to host the Suncoast Credit Union War on the Dragon Boat Festival on October 29th, 2016.  Last year's festival raised enough monies to fund one and half full college scholarships for "Take Stock in Children", the mentoring and scholarship program run by the festival's charity partner the Charlotte Local Education Foundation.  This year we are already well on our way to exceeding this and hope to fund three or more scholarships.

Our Title Sponsor, Suncoast Credit Union, is joined so far in major sponsorship this year by Platinum Dragon Sponsor Palm Auto Mall and by T-Shirt Sponsor Centennial Bank.  We also have several Patron and Festival sponsors signed up.







The Harbor Dragon's are hosting the 2016 WAR ON THE PEACE KICK-OFF FUND RAISER DINNER from 5:30-9:30 pm on Thursday June 30th at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club.  We're featuring a Pasta Bar dinner, Cash Bar, Chinese auction, Dancing with music by "Escape", and Grand Prize drawing for a $500 Wheelbarrow of Cheer. Proceeds benefit "Take Stock in Children".

A $30 Donation gets a dinner ticket, and Wheelbarrow of Cheer raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Contact Rosanne Kruse at k2home@yahoo or call 941-916-1754.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Check Out the Official Race Results for the Sarasota Race!




2016 SUNCOAST INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
RACE 1
LN
SD
1000M Women's Final
PLC
TIME
9:00 AM
1

JDBC Lady Saltwater Slayers
4
5:06.57

2

TBDBC - Bladies
1
4:42.70
3

Draggin' the Harbor
5
5:22.04
4

AMI Dr Boat- Paddlers from Paradise
7
5:40.32

5

Dragon Sisters
6
5:23.57
6

Blazing Paddles Wenches
2
5:02.65
7

TBDBC  - Florida Youth Women
3
5:02.79
RACE 2
LN
SD
200M Community Mixed Heat 1
PLC
TIME
9:20 AM
1

Fit 941
1
59:81

2

Trader Joe's
3
1:12.44
3

Nathan Benderson Park
2
1:03.70
RACE 3
LN
SD
1000M BCS Final
PLC
TIME
9:40 AM
1

Save Our Sisters (SOS)
5
5:18.59

2

Heart and Soul Sisters
1
5:06.31
3

Pink Dragon Ladies
3
5:10.39
4

Suvivors in Sync
2
5:06.96

5

JDBC Mammoglams
4
5:14.36
RACE 4
LN
SD
1000M Club Mixed Final Heat 1
PLC
Time
10:10 AM
1

Red Dragons Fire
4
4:34.66

2

CHP Draggin' Dragons
3
4:20.24
3

Wellness Warriors Boston
6
5:22.37
4

Leviathans
5
4:40.75

5

Wun Fun Cru
2
4:19.69
6

Blackheart
1
4:18.17
RACE 5
LN
SD
1000M Club Mixed Final Heat 2
PLC
Time
10:30 AM
1

Southern Heat DBC
1
4:22.28

2

Blue Dragons Paddling Club
2
4:23.05
3

Blazing Paddles
4
4:37.89
4

Heart and Soul Paddlers Gone Wild
6
4:50.94

5

TECO Black
3
4:29.14
6

Warriors
5
4:40.71
RACE 6
LN
SD
1000M Club Mixed Final Heat 3
PLC
TIME
10:50 AM
1

CHARGE
6
4:59.27

2

JDBC - Flash
2
4:33.27
3

Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club
4
4:42.82
4

Charlotte Harbor Dragons
3
4:42.05

5

Tampa Blade Runners
1
4:25.03
6

Silver Dragons
5
4:43.57
RACE 7
LN
SD
500M Women's Final
PLC
TIME
11:36 AM
1

TBDBC  - Florida Youth Women
2
2:26.13

2

Blazing Paddles Wenches
3
2:28.47
3

JDBC Lady Saltwater Slayers
4
2:28.85
4

TBDBC - Bladies
1
2:18.09

5

Draggin' the Harbor
5
2:39.58





RACE 8
LN
SD
500M BCS Final
PLC
TIME
12:10 PM
1

Survivors in Sync
3
2:38.93

2

JDBC Mammoglams
1
2:34.72
3

Save Our Sisters (SOS)
5
2:39.66
4

Heart and Soul Sisters
2
2:35.74

5

Pink Dragon Ladies
4
2:39.49
RACE 9
LN
SD
500M Club Mixed Final Heat 1
PLC
Time
12:34 PM
1
18
Nathan Benderson Park
4
2:48.84

2
16
Heart and Soul Paddlers Gone Wild
3
2:28.87
3
14
Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club
1
2:22.74
4
13
CHARGE
2
2:28.83
RACE 10
LN
SD
500M Club Mixed Final Heat 2
PLC
Time
12:46 PM
1
12
Charlotte Harbor Dragons
5
2:16.85

2
10
Red Dragons Fire
1
2:09.60
3
8
JDBC - Flash
2
2:12.68
4
7
Blazing Paddles
3
2:14.53

5
9
Leviathans
4
2:15.77
RACE 11
LN
SD
500M Club Mixed Final Heat 3
PLC
TIME
12:58 PM
1
6
Tampa Blade Runners
5
2:02.04

2
4
Southern Heat DBC
4
2:01.57
3
2
Wun Fun Cru
1
2:00.95
4
1
Blackheart
2
2:01.09

5
3
CHP Draggin' Dragons
3
2:01.52
6
5
Blue Dragons Paddling Club
6
2:08.09
RACE 17
LN
SD
200M Club Mixed Final Heat 2
Plc
Time
2:40 PM
1
12
Heart and Soul Paddlers Gone Wild
6
0:56.47

2
10
Nature's Coast Dragon Boat Club
1
0:54.55
3
8
Charge
5
0:55.79
4
7
Charlotte Harbor Dragons
4
0:55.12

5
9
Blazing Paddles
3
0:54.79
6
11
Leviathans
2
0:54.65
RACE 18
LN
SD
200M Club Mixed Final Heat 3
PLC
TIME
3:00 PM
1
6
Tampa Blade Runners
3
0:55.19

2
4
Southern Heat DBC
4
0:55.29
3
2
Wun Fun Cru
2
0:55.09
4
1
Blackheart
5
0:55.57

5
3
CHP Draggin' Dragons
6
0:56.77
6
5
Red Dragons Fire
1
0:54.19
7
5
Blue Dragons Paddling Club
7
0:57.09
8
5
JDBC - Flash
8
0:58.78

FINAL RESULTS -- POINT TOTALS

MIXED DIVISION


TEAM NAME
1000m
200m
500m
TOTAL
PLC
Wun Fun Cru
17
14
18
49
1
Blackheart
18
10
17
45
2
Southern Heat DBC
15
11
15
41
3
Red Dragons Fire
10
18
12
40
4
CHP Draggin' Dragons
16
7
16
39*
5
Tampa Blade Runners
13
12
14
39*
6
Blazing Paddles
9
15
10
34
7
Blue Dragons Paddling Club
14
6
13
33
8
Leviathans
7
16
9
32
9
Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club
5
17
7
29
10
JDBC - Flash
11
5
11
27*
12
11
5
11
27*
11
Charlotte Harbor Dragons
6
13
8
27*
12
CHARGE
2
9
6
17
13
Heart & Soul Paddlers Gone Wild
3
8
5
16
14
TECO Black
12
0
0
12
15
Warriors
8
0
0
8
16
Silver Dragons
4
0
0
4
17
Wellness Warriors Boston
1
0
0
1
18

FINAL RESULTS -- POINT TOTALS

WOMEN'S DIVISION


TEAM NAME
1000M
200M
500M
TOTAL
PLC
TBDBC - Bladies
7

7
14
1
TDBDC – Florida Youth Women
5

6
11*
2
Blazing Paddles Wenches
6

5
11*
2
6

5
11*
3
JDBC Lady Saltwater Slayers
4

4
8
4
Draggin' the Harbor
3

3
6
5
Dragon Sisters
2


2
6
AMI Dr Boat- Paddlers Paradise
1


1
7

FINAL RESULTS -- POINT TOTALS

BCS DIVISION


TEAM NAME
1000M
200M
500M
TOTAL
PLC
Heart and Soul Sisters
5

4
9
1
Mammoglams
2

5
7*
2
Suvivors in Sync
4

3
7
2
4

3
7*
3
Pink Dragon Ladies
3

2
5
4
Save Our Sisters (SOS)
1

1
2
5


*DENOTES TIEBREAKER:  DECIDED BY 500 M RESULTS