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Dragon Boat Races – Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

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Sydneysiders, The Sydney Chinese New Year Festival is on! Bring your family, friends, and visitors to the Dragon Boat Races happening at the Sydney Darling Harbour. Watch one of the biggest competitive event in Australia’s dragon boat racing calendar. The Sydney Dragon Boat Races features about 3,000 paddlers participating in two full days of boat racing. The professional competition is held on the Saturday and social and corporate teams race on the Sunday.

Watch paddlers syncing paddles on their 12 metre long boats that can accommodate up to 20 paddlers. The noise of the boat drums bring the power and adrenaline up for paddlers to hit the finish lines. Their beautiful boats have carved dragon’s head at the bow and a tail at the stern.The hull is painted with dragon scales and the paddles represent the claws.

Sydney Chinese New Year Festival - Dragon Boat Races

Dragon Boat Races – Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
WHEN: Saturday 28 February 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015
WHERE: Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000
MORE INFO: www.sydneychinesenewyear.com

2014 Sydney Dragon Boat Races Chinese New Year

Tags: Sydney Dragon Boat Races, Sydney Dragon Boat Races Festival, Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour Dragon Boats, Dragon Boat Races Darling Harbour, Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Races Sydney

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