Unleash! FDS competes in Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

Men's crew at the 10th 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

Filipino Dragons (Singapore) is participating in the 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival this coming April 20 until 22 of 2017. Watch and cheer for FDS and other local and international teams compete in dragon boat racing at the beautiful island of Boracay, Philippines.

This year over 1,000 participants and total of 33 local and international teams will be competing in the beautiful waters of Boracay. There will be opening Ceremonies, awakening the dragon and a welcome party ( with cocktail) after the Parade of Teams on the 20th in the afternoon. On the following day, there will be taiko drumming and team flag raising ceremonies before commencing the very first race.

Day 1 (Friday) is for 500m race distance and Day 2 (Saturday) will be 250m sprints. Once again, FDS is able to form 1 Women’s – Standard Boat (our last was in 2010) and for the first time in FDS history, FDS is joining the Mixed Masters category. Expect back to back to back heats especially in the Grand Finals.

FDS is not just beach-body ready but most of all, Boracay dragon boat form, mind and body ready. Competitive mode and controlled aggression is turned on! Every FDS member cannot wait to feel the sun and sand, smell the sea, get a tan but most of all, battle out with some of the best dragon boat teams in the Philippines and around the world. The sun’s rage and impatient waves of Boracay do not deter FDS from conquering the island. The abundance of desire and inner strength flourishes and overflows in every FDS dragon boat paddler. No one hesitates. Everyone is ready to unleash!

FDS thanks our 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival race sponsors – Blackwater and Eaglessight. Follow and tag them as #blackwaterph and #eaglessight.

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Video produced by George

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