Dragon-Boat Racing, Fen Ditton, Cambridge - 8th September 2007

Down at Fen Ditton, along the Cam just outside of town, it's the annual Dragon-Boat races. This year, for the first time, Nosher's ex-employers - Qualcomm Cambridge - have entered a boat, so it's an even-better excuse to go down and see what's occuring, and meet up with some old mates too. Nosher and Iz's sister Ev, cycle over (as the car is full), and are delayed slightly by the Stourbridge Fair, occuring at the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road and so miss QC's first race, but catch the second, in which the intrepid QC crew win their heat

search | slideshow | photos homepage | home

These are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to view the full photograph.

Fdood takes a photo of Nosher taking a photo of Fdood (recursive, huh)

Fdood takes a photo of Nosher taking a photo of Fdood (recursive, huh)

The boats: 1,2,3, all lined up

The boats: 1,2,3, all lined up

Rob B makes a toast

Rob B makes a toast

Frantic racing

Frantic racing

Some of the teams some somewhat more 'practiced' than others...

Some of the teams some somewhat more "practiced" than others...

Iz gets a sprog

Iz gets a sprog

Some bloke reads whilst seated on a fold-away chair

Some bloke reads whilst seated on a fold-away chair

Splash-fest

Splash-fest

Liviu, Steve, Pietro and John S check their schedule

Liviu, Steve, Pietro and John S check their schedule

There's plenty of people around for the racing

There's plenty of people around for the racing

The girl in the second row seems to be wigging out

The girl in the second row seems to be wigging out

A dragon's head cruises past

A dragon's head cruises past

Ma D and Isobel

Ma D and Isobel

A forest of hands and oars

A forest of hands and oars

Some dude unexplicably gives the Black Power salute

Some dude unexplicably gives the Black Power salute



St. George pops back from the Lebanon to take part

St. George pops back from the Lebanon to take part

Isobel slurps an ice-cream

Isobel slurps an ice-cream

Enthusiastic drumming

Enthusiastic drumming

The picturesque scene at the finish line

The picturesque scene at the finish line

Nun on the run

Nun on the run

Rowing with hats on can't be easy

Rowing with hats on can't be easy


The Blackrock massive

The Blackrock massive



The 'Deluxe Devils' team

The "Deluxe Devils" team

Two dragons, neck-and-neck

Two dragons, neck-and-neck


The Qualcomm team heads down to the starting line

The Qualcomm team heads down to the starting line

Team Qualcomm

Team Qualcomm

John S, Fdood and Steve look over

John S, Fdood and Steve look over

On the opposite side of the river, a dude cycles along the path

On the opposite side of the river, a dude cycles along the path

Qualcomm's boat turns around for the start

Qualcomm's boat turns around for the start

The battle is joined

The battle is joined


The effort shows on the faces of Fdood and John

The effort shows on the faces of Fdood and John

Liviu gets his stroke in

Liviu gets his stroke in

Gordon (on drums) gets stuck in

Gordon (on drums) gets stuck in


Qualcomm cross the line, in pole position

Qualcomm cross the line, in pole position

Meanwhile, chanting monks walk down to join their boat

Meanwhile, chanting monks walk down to join their boat

The guys get back to the marquee

The guys get back to the marquee

Liviu gets back

Liviu gets back

Elsewhere, a Karate demonstration is taking place

Elsewhere, a Karate demonstration is taking place


Gordon and Pietro

Gordon and Pietro

   
   
   
   

photos homepage | home
© nosher.net

Creative Commons License

Where appropriate, these images are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional