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Harbour tests world's best paddlers

Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home at the Club Crew World Championships that ended yesterday.

Monday, 9 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dragon boats event hit by cheating claim

An international event intended to showcase dragon boat racing's viability as an Olympic sport has been hit by allegations over the non-eligibility of some competitors.

The claims concern a leading local racing club that has added 'ringers' to its squad at the last minute to improve its chances in the Club Crew World Championships which end today in Victoria Harbour.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK event to boost bid for Olympics

Dragon boat chiefs are hoping to paddle their way into the Olympics by using this week's Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong as a showcase.

The sport is preparing to make a formal bid to be included at the Olympics but much will depend on how much it grows and evolves.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands of rowers shrug off shark sighting

Under an unforgiving sun followed swiftly by thick clouds, thousands of competitors yesterday paddled their way through the choppy waters of Victoria Harbour during the city's annual Dragon Boat Carnival.

Canada's 22 Dragon-MDBC won the Women's International Championships, while Thailand's national dragon boat team took the International Cup.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

An all-action sports lover and talented journalist

Former South China Morning Post staffer Tony Allison, who died last Wednesday aged 59, will be remembered for his love for sports and a swift rise through the newsroom ranks in South Africa and Hong Kong as a talented editor.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon boat race upbeat despite shark alarm

Not even the reported sighting of a shark earlier last week could spoil the fun for the thousands attending the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships yesterday.

More than 250 local and overseas teams of more than 5,000 paddlers took part in this year's event, with the Hong Kong Friendship Dragon Boat Club winning the day's big race.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let the dragon sail into the sunset!

The dragon - that divine, mystical creature we have inherited from the ancient Chinese - has been spearheading our dragon boats for as long as we can remember. For this week's Top 10, we asked our readers what creature they would use to replace those old dragon heads if they were given the chance.

1. Lion

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fiery dragons on the water

This Saturday is the Dragon Boat Festival. Rowers will take to flamboyant dragon boats to show off the rewards of their hard work over the past few weeks - and months.

Hosted by members of the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race Organising Committee, two junior reporters were in Aberdeen last Saturday to try out the sport.

Our journey of discovery

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Women with the fire to create a new tradition

Dodo Kwok Tsui-yuk's fascination with dragon boats goes back to her childhood growing up in a fishing village steeped in tradition.

But indulging in that fascination was not easy. As a girl, tradition dictated she could not even touch the objects of her desire.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Eco-furniture boutique sails into new waters

Eco-furniture boutique Tree has tapped into 'something old, something nostalgic' with its latest collection of furniture reclaimed from a traditional teak dragon boat.

The 30-year-old boat was languishing on a beach when the Lantau Boat Club alerted the store.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon boat fun delights thousands

High temperatures and mostly blue skies made beaches, beer and boat races all the more appealing, and rain showers just added to the watery atmosphere as tens of thousands of people flocked to the races and festivities held all over Hong Kong yesterday for the Tuen Ng Festival.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Novice feels sting in dragon's tail

It's hard to believe that the Dragon Boat Festival (also known as the Tuen Ng Festival), one of the liveliest and most vibrant celebrations in Hong Kong, actually stems from a tragedy in folklore.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Get fit, have fun in a dragon boat

Hong Kong has a worldwide reputation for staging exciting dragon boat races.

Most people have heard of the Stanley International Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place annually on the day of the Tuen Ng Festival.

However, there is a whole season of races for those interested in participating.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon boat races lose day to typhoon

The International Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbour have been affected by Typhoon Chanthu. Races will now be held over two days, after the No3 strong wind signal was raised on Wednesday, the Dragon Boat Association and Tourism Board said. Races will take place tomorrow and on Sunday from 8am to 5.30pm, with those originally scheduled for today being held tomorrow.

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Dragon boat swamped at Trio Beach

Twenty-one dragon boat paddlers were rescued by marine police and firefighters yesterday after their boat sank near Sai Kung. The paddlers were practising for a coming dragon boat competition at Trio Beach at about 1pm when their boat was swamped by the wakes from two passing speed boats.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am