A race between two local dragon boats were a highlight of the Murraylands Multicultural Festival, held on Sunday, March 14.
Children patted the dragon at the shore as members of the Mannum Dragons and Murray Bridge's Vicki's Pride Dragon Boat hopped on board to demonstrate dragon boat racing.
Each boat held a mix of paddlers from each team.
The race continued the recent friendly relations built between the two clubs; in November last year they combined to make up a team at the Wallaroo Marina Challenge.
On February 13 this year, the clubs again caught up at the Goolwa River Dragons' Hat Regatta at the Goolwa Aquatic Club.
Entrants from around the state were randomly allotted seats in boats.
In April, the clubs will again combine to make up a team for the SA Masters Games Dragon Boat Event.
The Vicki's Pride Dragon Boat Club has a focus on social paddling, and not all members wish to race, but club membership of Dragon Boat SA enables those who wish to race in events around the state or even interstate to do so.
Club members find it a great way to travel around the state, make friends, improve fitness, and most importantly, have fun.
For more information about Vicki's Pride Dragon Boat, call Karen on 0408 326 312 or Julie on 0409 280 840.
For more information about Mannum Dragons, call Julie on 0409 040 333.