Out on the Water [video]

Two LGBT teams – Out to Paddle and Rainbow Connection – compete in the 9th Annual D.C. Dragon Boat Races [video]

Two LGBT teams raced in the 9th Annual D.C. Dragon Boat festival Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, on the Potomac River. Out to Paddle, which won a first-place finish in the 2009 races, was joined this year by a new team, Rainbow Connection. Continuing a tradition that stretches back thousands of years to its origins in China, the Dragon Boat races featured 55 teams racing along the river from the starting point at the Thompson Boat Center.

Out to Paddle took bronze in the 250-meter Open ”A” division finals, and silver in the 500-meter Open ”A” division finals.

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