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GBA dragon boat race makes a splash in Nan'ao
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2023-06-21 16:06

In an exhilarating display of teamwork, skills and cultural heritages, the 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Maritime Dragon Boat Race started in the waters off Yueliang Bay in Nan’ao Subdistrict, Dapeng New Area, yesterday, when 18 teams and cheering spectators turned the tranquil, picturesque the bay into a vibrant arena of fierce battles.

The two-day race, which has attracted a total of 29 teams from GBA cities to participate, is jointly organized by the city’s sports authority and the Dapeng New Area Management Committee.

Originally known as Nan’ao Maritime Dragon Boat Race, the event had been successfully held for 19 years before it was suspended for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Boat racing tradition enjoys a long history spanning over 100 years in Nan’ao.