The city’s first Dragon Boat Fest, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, had a remarkably beautiful, crisp fall day and many, many participants to make it a great success. Boaters raced from noon to 5 p.m. at Cape May Harbor raising money for their charitable causes.
Thirty-three teams, made up of 22 paddlers each, competed in Saturday’s first Dragon Boat event. Traveling from throughout the Tri-state area and Maryland.
Teams comprised of BCS (Breast Cancer Survivors) competed as “Sisters” within their own division.
Chamber President John Cooke noted that among the participants was the Coast Guard Chiefs Association which competed alongside enlisted men. “Wildly decorated teams,” said Cooke, “Chanted Cadence as they marched or danced to the launch area.
The Uniqueness of this wonderful event is that it created not only a team building environment but a community building setting as well. Many people probably for the first time were able to enjoy the asset we know as Cape May’s harbor.”