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Dragon Boat Racing

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Dragonboats or 龍船 as they say in China are like, but also entirely unlike, giant canoes. Twenty-two people sit in a dragon boat with one person up front beating on a drum and one person in the back steering, while the other twenty schmucks paddle very quickly in time to move this rig that can weigh up to 1,750 pounds.

Here's a video with some party people who also happen to race dragon boats.


Dragonboats look like they'd be fun to ride in, but I probably don't know twenty-one other people to paddle me along while I played a dope beat on the drums.