Louisville Dragon boat festival kicks-off Sept. 10

Louisville Dragon boat festival kicks off

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Dragon boats will be taking over the Ohio River this weekend. The boats will be manned by teams from area high schools, local charities and regional dragon boat clubs hoping to claim the title of Champion.

Dragon Boat Racing is currently the fastest growing amateur water sport in North America, with more than 6 million participants entering races throughout the year.

The races are a colorful spectacle with boats competing against each other over distances from 200 to 2000 meters and longer. Not only are strength, endurance and skill important but teamwork and harmony of purpose.

On Friday you can watch teams practice from 5-7p.m. The full race kicks-off Sept.10 at 8:30 a.m. Both of events will be held at Waterfront Park.


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