The event takes place August 27-28, 2010 in Superior Bay off Barker’s Island in Duluth Minnesota. 90 teams will be competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in this exciting and colorful event!
A team consists of a manager, a drummer, someone to steer, 20 paddlers and two alternates. The drummer plays a vital role in the race as the constant pounding of the drum drives each team mate to row with the beat, striving to out-paddle all the other competitors.
On Friday, August 27th the evening begins at 5:20 p.m. with a rose ceremony to honor breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to those who lost their battle with cancer. Next is the parade of teams and an opening ceremony. You will be entertained with music and a fireworks display on Friday evening.
On Saturday August 28th, races begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 5:15 p.m. when the finals are held. There will be entertainment throughout the day and more music way into the evening.
The Isle Royale Suite at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Duluth Bed and Breakfast is still available for next weekend. Make your plans now to be in Duluth and enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival and the fine accommodations at The Firelight Inn.
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Duluth Bed and Breakfast
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