2013 marked yet another phenomenal season for New Dragons! After being named the Greater Toronto Area’s Best Amateur Team by the Toronto Star, New did not disappoint at the Milton and Pickering Dragon Boat Festivals – claiming the University Cup title at both. To wrap up the season, New Dragons claimed the Under-23 and University titles at the 2013 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships on Victoria, BC. Our members on the NDRC Women’s and Open crews also picked up a Bronze medal in the Premier (i.e. no age restrictions) category. Keep your eyes out for us at the 2014 Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships in Ravenna, Italy!

Race Results – 2013 Season
7th Annual Canadian Dragon Boat Championships (August 23-25, 2013)
Race Time Place
Under 23 Mixed 500m final 2:07.42 1st
Under 23 Mixed 200m final 0:48.38 1st
Under 23 mixed 2000m final 9:19.22 1st
Overall Standing – Under 23 Mixed division
New Dragons are the National Under-23 Mixed Champions!
——– 1st /7
University 500m final 2:07.79 1st
University 200m final 0:48.71 1st
Overall Standing – University division
New Dragons are the National University Champions!
——– 1st /4
25th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (June 22-23, 2013)
Race Time Place
Premier Mixed Heat (500m) 2:04.39 2nd
Premier Mixed Heat (500m) 2:03.32 2nd
University Championship (200m) 0:48.83 2nd
Premier Mixed B final (500m) 2:04.39 2nd
Overall Standing – University Division ——– 2nd /32
Overall Standing – Sport Mixed Division ——– 8th /115
17th Annual Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge (June 1, 2013)
Race Time Place
Sport Mixed Heat (500m) 2:05.46 1st
University Mixed Finals (500m) 2:06.90 1st
Sport Mixed Division A Semi Finals (500m) 2:05.80 6th
Sport Mixed Division A Consolation Finals (200m) 0:49.42 5th
Sport Mixed Division A Consolation Finals (500m) 2:03.41 5th
Sport Mixed 2000m final 9:34.47 10th
Overall Standing – University Cup ——– 1st /12
Overall Standing – Sport Mixed ——– 11th /20
12th Annual Milton Lively Dragon Festival (May 25th, 2012)
Race Time Place
Premier Mixed Heat (500m) 2:06.07
Premier Mixed Heat (200m) 0:45.33
CCWC Qualifier (200m) 0:44.03 1st
Premier Mixed Final (500m) 2:04.63 2nd
Premier Mixed Final (2000m) 10:03.78 2nd
Overall Standing – Premier Mixed Division ——– 2nd /48
University Cup (200m) 0:47.03 1st
Overall Standing – Canadian University Racing League ——– 1st /3