The Villages - May 2008 - (Page 18)

DRAGON BOAT RACING by MARIANNE LOBAUGH Twenty-two people comprise a dragon boat team: 20 paddlers — two abreast in 10 rows, one steersman at the stern and the cadence drummer or coach sitting high on a chair in the bow. The boat is narrow and long, more than 40 feet from dragon head to dragon tail. Dragon boat racing traces its roots back to China more than 2,000 years ago. IT CAME TO THE VILLAGES IN 2007. 18 MAY 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - May 2008

The Villages - May 2008
Watch Stars Under the Stars
Latin Dancing Makes for Fun Fitness
Villagers Become Dragons
Eyes on the Prize
Making Graceful Moves in the Water
Students Create Culinary Ecstasy in Pizzas
Summer Plants and Flowers
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - May 2008