The Salford Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday 21st May 2017

The second fastest qualifier was TalkTalk Revolution who qualified in their third race with 0.55.52, whilst out in front and with the fastest qualifying time of the day were the Rowbocops, with their second round time of 0.50.91.
The team captains were called up the Race Control where a draw for lanes was made and once each captain had drawn their selection, the boats were loaded and paddled away. In Lane 1: Robocops. Lane 2: TalkTalk Revolution, Lane 3: Dragon Me Under and Lane 4: Y Club.

In a thrilling race with people all along the dock cheering on the competitors, it was TalkTalk Revolution who took an early lead in the first few strokes, followed very quickly by both Robocops and Dragon Me Under and just behind them, Y Club. Very soon through, the Robocops started to pull away and by the race mid point had gained a half boat’s advantage. Just behind them both TalkTalk Revolution and Dragon Me Under were having a great battle for second pace as the Y Club just moved into forth place.

As they reached the finish line, it was the Robocops (boat 1) who crossed the line in first with a new fastest time of 0.50.27 and an almost a complete boat length's advantage over second place new commer’s Dragon Me Under (boat 3), whilst almost half a second behind them was TalkTalk Revolution (boat 2) with 0.54.00 just marginally ahead of Y Club (boat 4) who crossed the line with 0.54.39. It is worth noting that all four teams beat their personal best from the qualifying heats.

Grand Final Finish - The Salford Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Final-boats

Team Entries - The Salford Dragon Boat Festival 2017

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