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  • Windy City Dragons Team Profile
    Windy City Dragons
    Chicago, IL
    Who are the Windy City Dragons? <br/><br/> <br/><br/>We are a competitive co-ed team comprised of students, young professionals, tradesmen and active moms competing in regional and international regattas. In 2010 and 2011, our team won gold medals in several regattas regionally and won the title of the U.S. Club Crew National Dragon Boat Racing Champions. See results of our races at our website www.windycitydragons.com. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>We are the only Chicago dragon boat team that has ever won the U.S. National Dragon Boat Championship title and to earn the berth right to compete in the World Dragon Boat Championships held in Hong Kong 2012. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>We're looking to recruit several people into our dragon boat club to compete in our 1st Inaugural Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival held on July 28th, 2012 at Lake Arlington - Arlington Heights, IL. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>What is Dragon Boating? <br/><br/> <br/><br/>A dragon boat is a long and narrow canoe that seats 20 paddlers in 10 rows, with a drummer at the front, and a steersperson that navigates the boat at the rear. It is also decorated with a dragon head at the front and a dragon tail at the back of the boat. In a competition, dragon boaters typically paddle in sync along a 250m or 500m race course toward the finish line. Modern forms of dragon boat racing originated from Hong Kong in 1976, but its historical roots can be traced back to over 2000 years ago in China. It is known as the worldoldest team sport. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>Check out this video on YouTube as the Windy City Dragons storms through the finals in Toronto: <br/><a rel='nofollow' href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITgrgyW1N0c&feature=youtube_gdata_player'>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITgrgyW1N0c&feature=youtube_gdata_player</a> <br/><br/> <br/><br/>Also, check out some photos from our 2011 season: <br/>br/><a rel='nofollow' href='http://kayakracer.smugmug.com/Boats/Windy'>http://kayakracer.smugmug.com/Boats/Windy</a>-City-Dragons/17815782_vcSk9V#1361845837_SDhFs2t <br/><br/> <br/><br/>Today dragon boating has become an urban phenomenon. With over 100 festivals across the United States, paddlers of all backgrounds are drawn to the sport because it is easy to pick up, easy to enjoy, great fitness, and continue to participate for the healthy lifestyle. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>Dragon Boat Racing currently is the FASTEST GROWING OUTDOOR SPORT IN THE WORLD and we're hoping to expand this sport in the City of Chicago. <br/><br/>
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    Circle of friends
    Chicago, IL
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  • Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival 2012 League Profile
    Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival 2012
    Chicago, IL
    The first annual Chicago International Dragon Boat 1st Inaugural Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival will be held on July 28, 2012 on Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

    Admission: Admission to the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival is FREE for spectators.

    Start Time: Races will run from approximately 8:00am - 4:00pm

    TEAM CAPTAINS must check-in at least one (1) hour prior to your first race, where you will register your team to receive your team package. GWN will generate the online team roster lists on Tuesday July 24 by 12pm. Any and all crew members who have not signed an online waiver by then, must either hand in their signed waivers collected prior to the event, or these participants must sign a waiver at Race Headquarters. If not, they will not be allowed to race.

    Team Packages will include: roster list, wrist bands, ready-to-race card.
    Marshalling for races will commence approximately 30-40 minutes prior to each race.

    Team Entry Fees / Registration / Waivers:
    For information on team entry fees, registration process, using the crew management tool (waivers, under 18), please go to http://www.gwndragonboat.com/Default.asp?id=208&l=1.
    Please note that all athletes must register online and sign their waivers.

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