I have been training with the ZJU Dragonboat team for the past few weeks. This weekend, with 端午节 happening, obviously there will be a dragonboat race! Unfortunately i was too late to enter the competition so i was there as their reserve/photographer!
It was a competition held at XiXi Wetlands, with 18 teams from 9 Universities around China competing!
This is going to be a very picture-heavy post!
We set off at 830am from Zijingang campus, and Xixi is just a short 15 minutes away.
We arrived wayyyy early, with the first race only happening at 3pm, so there is lots of time for some shenanigans!
After a short lunch break, it was only 1230, and what do we do after a meal?
We just relaxed(slept) in the restaurant until about 2pm. Feeling refreshed, its now time to racing!
The man on the left is Cem! He’s an international student from Turkey taking his Masters in ZJU in International Politics (If i remember correctly)
At this time, everyone is feeling confident about the race. Its been pretty relaxed so far but its GAME TIME!
A team from another school decided to finish off their race with a splash!
The team performed brilliantly, with Team A and Team B getting 1st and 2nd place respectively for their category!
The prize giving ceremony and dinner was held at Zijingang International Hotel.
And of course, some photos to celebrate our fantastic performance!
After a long and tiring day,we ended off the night with a group photo with students from the other universities. It was an amazing experience to be with such wonderful people! Many thanks to them for being so welcoming and helpful ( my chinese needs work haha). Its something I will never forget.