For the first time since its inception in 2013, Boston 1 placed first in the A major finals at the Boston Dragon Boat Festival and took home the gold cup! It was an intense weekend, starting with time trials on Saturday and going into all-day races on Sunday. B1 held its own against some incredibly strong teams and on Sunday was one of the only ones to consistently shave off seconds from heat to heat.
Heat 1 Quarter Final: 2:25.3
Heat 2 Semi Final: 2:21.9
The heart-pounding final race was won by the slimmest of margins, 0.1 seconds. We consider it an honor to have been matched against some of the strongest teams in Boston and are inspired to ride this trajectory into the rest of the season.
Thank you to friends and family who supported us on this 5-year quest for gold, especially those who spent the day under the tents with us. Thank you to our sponsor Cedar Chiropractic & Sports for keeping us hydrated and fed all day. Thank you to head coaches past and present Andy, Lily, and Vince, whose tireless efforts collectively got us to this point. And thank you to everyone who calls B1 their dragon boat home team, who came to practice despite wind, rain, heat, and sore muscles, and who took us all the way to the finish line.