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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The countdown is on for the 2nd Annual Bahamas Chinese Dragon Boat Association’s Dragon Boat weekend at Goodman’s Bay.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The countdown is on for the 2nd Annual Bahamas Chinese Dragon Boat Association’s Dragon Boat Weekend at Goodman’s Bay.

With less than a week to go, 34 local and international teams are making final preparations for a competitive series of races, including first-timers like the Lyford Cay International School.

Despite the event’s competitive nature, Dr. Michelle Mindorff says the event allows the school’s administration to offer support and impact the wider community.

While community involvement is a draw for many corporate and civic groups, the event provides another outlet for racers to compete.

The title of “Ruler of the Water” and the opportunity to represent the country in international competition are only trumped by a year of bragging rights for the victors.

RBDF Training Commander Valentino Rolle looks forward to continuing the timeless rivalry with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. He says his team is ready to handle business and show who is “Master of the Water.”

A group of young volunteers from the inaugural event decided to join this year’s competition and race as the komodo dragons. Helmsman A’jai Culmer and his team have plans to sweep the competition.

Association President Dr. Christine Chin says there will be a variety of events other than the races, and the best part is you can enjoy it all with no admission fee.

Enjoy a taste of Chinese culture with some Junkanoo sprinkled in for good measure, and support this annual breast cancer initiative while you enjoy the races.

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