Dragon boat, canoe races held at Alameda Point

Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon was the site of two days of boat races on the weekend of July 12-13.  The two-day event was sponsored by the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association and the California Dragon Boat Association.  Saturday was for the outriggers, and Sunday was for the dragon boats.

The Seaplane Lagoon was also the launch site on Sunday for outrigger canoes heading out to the tip of Alameda Point for a race to the San Leandro Marina.   The Alameda-Point-to-San-Leandro race was sponsored by Wave Chaser.

Here are some photos showing what a great venue the Seaplane Lagoon is for outdoor events like boating.  

Note that the temporary dock facility used by the boaters was installed by Artemis Racing when they began training out of Alameda Point for 2013 Americas Cup.    

Outrigger canoes Alameda Point
Outrigger canoe race on July 12, 2014 at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon.

Outrigger canoes at Alameda Point

Outrigger canoe team staging area

Outrigger canoe team banners at Alameda Point

Dragon boat race on July13, 2014 at Alameda Point's Seaplane Lagoon
Dragon boat race on July13, 2014 at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon

Dragon boats racing at Seaplane Lagoon, Alameda Point

Dragon boat team competing in race at Alameda Point's Seaplane Lagoon.
Dragon boat team competing in race at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon.
Dragon boat team heading to starting line.
Dragon boat team heading to starting line.
Dragon boat team returning to dock after race.
Dragon boat team returning to dock after race.

Dragon boat team huddle

Dragon boat team huddling at Seaplane Lagoon

Dragon boat team

Dragon boat team at Seaplane Lagoon, Alameda Point

Dragon boat team huddle

Dragon boat teams queuing up to board their boats for next race.
Dragon boat teams queuing up to board their boats for next race.

Dragon boat teams boarding their boats

Dragon boaters on Seaplane Lagoon boating dock

Dragon boaters returning to staging areas after race

Dragon boat "village" at Seaplane Lagoon, Alameda Point

Dragon boat "village"

Dragon boat "village" at Seaplane Lagoon

Dragon boat team

Dragon boat race spectators

Spectators at Seaplane Lagoon dragon boat races

All-female Wave Chaser team launching boat for race to San Leandro Marina.  Alameda Point Seaplane Lagoon.
All-female Wave Chaser team launching boat for race to San Leandro Marina. Alameda Point Seaplane Lagoon.

Female Wave Chasers heading to race

Wave Chasers headed to race starting line in SF Bay

Wave Chaser carrying boat to Seaplane Lagoon launch

Wave Chaser launching boat

Wave Chaser launching boat

Author: richard94501

My blog is Alameda Point Environmental Report covering environmental issues from wildlife to cleanup at the former Navy base in Alameda now called Alameda Point. Articles on my blog are frequently printed in the Alameda Sun newspaper. I also host a Twitter site and a Flickr photo site. I hope you find my stories and photos of interest. Richard Bangert Alameda, California

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