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Dragon boats wear our colours

All Norglass products were used for the Redland Bay dragon boats in Queensland.

This sport is reputedly the second largest in the world with more than 50 million participants. The international governing body is campaigning for it to become an Olympic sport.

The origins of dragon boating extend back to over 2000 years ago in China. Qu Yuan, a poet and a patriot, protesting against corrupt government officials, drowned himself in the Mi-lo River. In China, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month dragon boat festival events are held in honour of Qu Yuan. This custom has been adopted by the western world.

Posted Tuesday April 14, 2009    Tags: , ,