The Dragonflies are racing in Salem today! Follow results on Twitter @WorldBeatDragon.
(Thanks for the great photo, Laura Caldera Taylor.)
Update 10:00 am:
4th place in a tough first race on Sunday. We'll redeem ourselves in the consolation round at 1:06 pm.
Team photo 8:55 am:
Update 2:25 pm:
We're currently the 6th seed (out of 23 women's teams and will race in Subdivision 1 tomorrow, heat 43 at 9:24 am. Come cheer us on!
Update 1:05 pm:
Second race, a very close second place. Everyone's times were faster including ours!
Update 10:20 am:
First race, first place! Women's times from this morning:
We race again in Heat 23 scheduled for 12:10 pm.
The Dragonflies have two races on Saturday and up to three on Sunday. Come down to the south end of Waterfront Park along the Willamette to cheer us on and/or stay tuned for race times and updates!
Update 4:00 pm:
Update 2:30 pm:
First place in the semi-finals with another 1:13! On to the finals in another hour.
Update 12:45 pm:
A close second place behind Amazon Dragons with a time of 1:13! Looks like we are going to be one of the top teams to beat...
Update 10:20 am:
First place in our first race with a time of 1:14 (250m)!
The first race of the 2016 season, the St. Martin's University Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia, is Saturday, April 30, 2016.
We've been on the water since early February and are race ready! The team currently has an active roster of nearly 30 paddlers (only 20 will paddle on race day) and this will be the very first dragon boat race for 4 of the paddlers racing in Olympia!
We'll try live-blogging the event and team's results here throughout the day.
Your OWLS Dragonflies are racing at the Paddle for Life Festival at Vancouver Lake (that's Vancouver, WA, not BC) this weekend. 250 sprints, 10 and 20-man boats, lots of Portland teams. We won gold last year at its inaugural event. Hoping for a repeat performance.
Paddle for Life is a non-profit organization that helps raise money and awareness for community causes through the fast growing sport of dragon boating.
The Oregon Women Lawyers Dragonflies begin our 2014 race season this Saturday, April 26, at the St. Martin's University Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia, Washington. Twenty-three team members, including several new paddlers, will be competing in the one-day festival. Forty-two teams from all over the Northwest will be attendance.
Our first race is at 11:15am and we will be posting live updates throughout the day here.
The OWLS Dragonflies will be competing this Saturday (July 13th) at the Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Races on Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington. If you’re in the area, come on by to cheer us on. (We’re the ones wearing purple jerseys and covered with dragonfly accessories!)
The Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Race is celebrating its 13th year and will be benefitting the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing. Over 50 teams from Oregon, Washington and Canada will be participating, making the Kent Race the largest dragon boat race in Washington.
Our first race of the day is the Women’s Division Heat #1 at 10:00 am. We’ll be facing tough competition straight out of the gate: Bridge City Team Velocity Blue, Wasabi Power and Pink Phoenix. Check back here for race results and updates throughout the day! Please feel free to show your support in the comments.
The sun is shining and the 'Flies are racing in support of a great cause today.
Paddle for Life Vancouver is raising money to create a Disabled Veterans Water Sports Program at Vancouver Lake. All of the profits from the event and 100% of the donations go directly to creating a free program that will get disabled vets out on the water in dragon boats, rowing boats and kayaks. The need for equipment is great. New docks and ramps are needed and adaptive equipment must be purchased so that veterans with any disability can participate.
Donate directly by sending a check to Paddle for Life 13023 NE Hwy 99 Suite 7, Box 234 Vancouver, WA 98686. You can donate directly with a credit card by calling 877-872-3211. Donations are 100% tax deductible and PFL will send you a receipt for the donation.