August 26, 2005
Dragon Boat Racing
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Chinese cultural groups from all over the state and the world converged on Ala Moana Beach Park on Aug. 13 to participate in the annual Dragon Boat Races, wherein teams paddle enormous (and heavy) carved wooden boats along shore in a race to capture their flag. You can directly download the above Quicktime movie (.MOV) file or a larger version (320x240/100MB) here, courtesy the Internet Archive. For the iPod-optimized file (MP4/16MB) served up in the feed, click here.

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Posted by Ryan at 05:28 AM


very cool local footage.
Posted by: hilton Blackwell at August 25, 2005 10:33 AM

Interesting to watch, but it would be even more interesting to know more about the race. Is it a race mostly for fun, or is it prestigeous with the teams training for months for the event?
Posted by: Kristian Nilsson at August 28, 2005 8:28 AM

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