Final results... 1:57:81, 1:59:01, 1:59:31, 2:01:18, 2:01:42. Out of lane 2 (boat 7), 'Flies finish 5th in Women's Division A of the 2012 Portland Dragon Boat Races, out of 25 international teams. Great times today Dragonflies!
With a time of 1:59:45, the Flies finished second from lane 1 to qualify for finals in Heat #78 at 1:20 p.m. Third fastest time in Women's Division A Semifinals. Way to go 'Flies!
In seeding round 2, the 'Flies finished first and posted a time more than seven seconds faster than the first round to earn a spot in Division A. After the first day of racing, the OWLS Dragonflies are seeded 7th overall as the fastest team to place 1st and 2nd on the day.
Heat #31 OWLS Dragonflies 02:07.99 1, Sirens 02:11.89 2, WOW 02:20.07 3, BYE 10:00.00 4
We will be racing again in lane 1 for Semifinals at 9:10 on Sunday morning: Heat #53 with Wasabi Power, Scattered Paddles, and Peace Dragon Warriors. Women's Division A will race a second time on Sunday afternoon in Heat #77 or Heat #78, scheduled at 1:10 and 1:20 p.m.
Photo by Marisa Moneyhun
In the seeding round 1, the OWLS Dragonflies finished 2nd with the 5th fastest time overall for a women's team in the morning races.
Heat #3: Scattered Paddles 02:12.03 1, OWLS Dragonflies 02:15.40 2, Sisters in Sync 02:30.71 3, Central Coast SurviveOars 02:33.85 4
We will race in lane 3 against the Sirens and WOW this afternoon in Heat #31, scheduled at 1:50.
The morning races began a little over an hour behind schedule, but we expect that the fabulous race volunteers and paddlers will help to make up the time delays. Don't be late!
The OWLS Dragonflies will race this weekend in the Portland Dragon Boat Race held on September 8 and 9 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Please come by to cheer for us during races or to say hello between races.
The Portland Dragon Boat Race is in its sixth year and is expertly organized by Dragon Sports USA. Official race results will be reported real-time at Portland Dragon Boat Race on Facebook or @pdxdragonboat on Twitter.
The ‘Flies have been assigned to the middle section of Tent 10, which will be near the intersection of SW Naito and SW Columbia; look for our OWLS Dragonflies banner and purple jerseys as you enter Waterfront Park.
Our first race is at 8:50 on Saturday morning. Check back here for updates and race times for the second race on Saturday and the races on Sunday. If you are unable to attend the races, please feel free to show your support in the comments.