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Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race 2014

A team from Akita were delighted to take part in the 2014 Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race on Sept 14th. The Dragon Boat Race was part of a Medieval Weekend at Tonbridge Castle, with a range of themed activities and entertainment taking place.

With the costumes for the combined Akita/Tonbridge Round Table team being Minions, the team can be seen below by the bright yellow clothing on display. The exception to this was the team drummer, our engineer Megan, who was dressed as the Minions’ boss Gru.

Dragon boat Minions

The race itself was very well supported by the public, with crowds lining much of the route along the River Medway.

Dame Kelly Holmes was presenting the medals and, although Team Akita got into the final, it was not sufficiently good for us to come into the medal reckoning with Team Akita coming a respectable fourth out sixteen teams. However, the team did themselves proud on their debut outing with a number of local charities benefiting from the money raised.