I enjoyed photographing the dragon boat races in Macau a couple years ago so decided to check out the Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Tournament this year.
I haven’t checked the race results, but am guessing that the team in the no. 3 boat didn’t do so very well…
This was one of the more intense dragon boat teams.
The heavy rain and bizarre security measures around the races weren’t much a deterrent for many spectators, it woud seem. I didn’t mind the rain but the security was horrendous; it seems like all the security barriers and red tape were designed to keep anyone from seeing anything in the water.
Most of the security guys were friendly enough, though.
Despite the international title, it seemed that most of the teams were from China.