It was a day of sinking, swimming, distressed damsels and men overboard at yesterday's dragon boat races . . . but for spectators of this water-borne version of the Sevens, it was time for cheers and beers. Much like its rugby counterpart, the emphasis of the action was more on fun than winning, with spectators and competitors alike wallowing in the revelry. Thousands lined waterfronts across the territory to see more than 120 teams paddle and pant, particularly in Stanley and Sha Tin. At the latter, one of the day's most dramatic finales took place as the Housing Department evicted the Police team from the competition to take the New Town Plaza Cup - with Governor Chris Patten cheering on. In Stanley, crowds also cheered the Black Watch pipe band as British Forces took part in the event for the last time. Meanwhile, two men racing off Sha Tau Kok ended up in hospital after falling overboard and being hit by a motorboat. They were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital with minor injuries to their arms and legs. They were discharged after treatment.