Naha wins Naha Dragon Boat Festival’s official race for first time in three years

Naha wins Naha Dragon Boat Festival’s official race for first time in three years

Naha’s team that won the Naha Dragon Boat Festival’s official race for the first time in 3 years, pictured at 4:50 p.m. on May 5 at Naha New Port Wharf.


May 5, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 5, the last day of the 42nd Naha Dragon Boat Festival, Naha’s team won the official race for the first time in three years. Many spectators gathered at the festival and cheered for the racers.

Teams from Tomari, Kume and Naha competed in the official race. At first the Tomari team took the lead, but the team from Naha passed them in the first turn, and kept the lead until the end. The Naha team’s time was 5 minutes and 58.4 seconds. The team leader said, “I’m happy we won with our strategy.”

The winners in the general section races were JTA Group in the A Block at 5 minutes and 9.99 seconds, and Lequio Wing in the B Block at 4 minutes and 50.08 seconds

(English translation by T&CT and Erin Jones)

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