Dragon Boat Race
The Dragon is released!
With no shortage of team spirit and energy, Team Synpulse USA tackled its first Dragon Boat race on Meadow Lake in the beautiful Corona Park in Queens, NY.
Awoken at the crack of dawn, all 12 Synpulse Dragon Boat athletes made the journey to Queens to prepare for the first race at 9am on Saturday August 6th 2016. The first heat involved a 250-yard dash across the lake, where Synpulse was pitted against two boat clubs, UPS and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). From the beginning, the pace was high and we were on track for 3rd place, but our lack of experience led us to ease up on paddling before clearing the finish line, resulting in a disappointing 0.9 second gap behind the bronze-medal winner. What a bummer!