Each Dragonboat consisted of a drummer, paddlers, and a sweep. In a race, paddlers are led by the rhythmic pulse of a drummer. They’ll call out chants, issue commands, and most importantly, make sure the paddlers are synchronized while the sweep steers the direction of the boat.
Once lined up, a flag was waved and the 500-meter race began. After seeing the Dragonboat races for the first time I could only think of one thing: I have to participate next Year!