The 2018 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on September 8th! - 770 Good Law

The 2018 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on September 8th!

Thank you for coming out and supporting the 770 GOOD LAW firm at the 2018 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on September 8th! For the first year ever, our firm participated in the annual boat race in front of thousands of spectators and competitors.

The festival is the largest Hong Kong celebration of the year, where many come to participate in or watch the boat races, enjoy various entertainment and cultural events, and try food from all around the world.

A Little About Dragon Boat Races

Dragon boat racing is an exciting international sporting and cultural event that is held in Europe, Asia and North America. This was the 8th year that the festival took place in Atlanta. The race was mostly comprised of teams from different companies, groups, universities, and friends looking to have a good time together.

A dragon boat is a watercraft powered by the individuals on it using long paddles. Dragon boat racing has been around for over 2,000 years in southern China. The boat itself is traditionally made out of different kinds of wood, but for competition purposes, some are made of carbon fiber and other lightweight substances. During competitions, the boats are typically decorated with a dragon head or tail.

Race Day Information (September 8th)

5:30 AM – Parking Opens
6:00 AM – Venue Opens
6:00 AM – Team Check In Opens
7:05 AM – Marshalling Opens for Race 1
7:30 AM – Dragon Boat Race Begins
12:00 PM – Opening Ceremonies Begin
1:15 PM – Finals Begin
3:10 PM – Awards Ceremony
3:45 PM – 2000 Meter Race
4:15 PM – 2000 Meter Award Ceremony

Waking up bright and early that day, our 770 GOOD LAW team came out to Lake Lanier with high hopes and a determination to win.

Getting in line to enter the boat, the members snapped a quick selfie to show their excitement and 770 GOOD LAW pride. Ending in third place with their first and second race in the Business category, the team vowed to compete again next year and snag that first place trophy!

With the races over, the team treated themselves to food from the various stands from different cultures all over Asia. Nourishing themselves with delicious chicken and beef skewers, crunchy eggrolls and refreshing lemonade, the team ended their morning on a great note.

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Pic & Info – Dragon Boat Atlanta

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