UTL Dragon Boat Team at DDRA Canada Day Regatta

Friday, July 1, 2016

Toronto's Centre Island

For the second year running, UTL’s dragon boat team, the Library of Conquest, participated on July 1st in the DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto’s Centre Island.

Captained by Jack Leong and crewed by current and former staff members from various departments at UTL, the team braved the day’s fast-changing weather and occasional downpour to complete two races in the morning.  As the weather cleared in the afternoon, the crew returned to the water for their division final.  After just two months of weekly practices, and with many crew members new to the sport, the crew was already quite happy with how they had come together as a team in their morning races.  The final race was just icing on the cake: after a close and hard-fought race, the crew emerged victorious, winning a gold medal for their division.

It has been a great practicing experience sharing the boat over the last two months, and the team would like to thank you all for the support! Special thanks go to Ann Forbes Arndt and Tim MacFarlane for their superb coaching and coordination, and Stephen Hong for documenting the event with his fantastic photography skills!  See you next year!

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