|The Regatta, as reported by the Auckland Weekly News, February 1902|
|Sometimes the spectators (left) are just as interesting as the performers - the poster was just a lucky coincidence|
Within the confines of Viaduct harbour, dragon boat races were held throughout the day. There were 27 races in all, short bursts of intense paddling over a 250-metre course. Men’s, women’s and mixed teams of all age groups took part, with team names like the Swashbuckler Sirens, the Waikato Treasure Chests, Jack Sparrow’s Jaffettes and the Sky Serpents. It looked like huge fun!