Dragon boats take to water at Berkeley Bay Festival

Around 400 paddlers of all ages had a chance to try out for the dragon boat team. Photo: Paul Kamen

Some 395 paddlers of all ages had a chance to try out for the dragon boat team during the Berkeley Bay Festival on the Berkeley Marina on Saturday April 14, thanks to volunteers from the Berkeley Racing Canoe Center.

The Bay Festival was a free event organized by the City-run Marina Experience Program. This year marked the 75-year anniversary of the Marina which opened in 1937. The Bay Festival showcased activities and environmental education available here at the Marina and around the region accompanied by music and good food.

The dragon boats were out as part of the Berkeley Bay Festival on Saturday April 14. Photo: Paul Kamen

The Berkeley Marina is 75 years old as it opened for the first time in 1937. Photo: Paul Kamen

Related:
Community comes together to refurbish racing boat [12.15.11]
Explore the Bay in a dragon boat this Saturday [08.04.11]

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, visit Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UTAORC2LANQF2ONEFJYXBSITTA bingo

    Dragonboating is incredible fun–this should be a real treat to see!

  • sean

    Lovely article! I recently made a documentary about competitive dragonboaters in Taiwan.

    You can see it here: http://fadeoutfade.in/destiny-dragon-dragon-boats-kaohsiung-taiwan/

  • Paul Kamen

    Even if you missed the Berkeley Bay Festival, you can still come out for a team practice almost any weekday evening, 6-7 pm. More on the BRCC website, http://www.BerkeleyRCC.org.