Wing members row during 7th Annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta

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  • By Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum
  • 111th FW Public Affairs
Volunteers from the 111th Fighter Wing participate in the 7th Annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta held along the Schuylkill River at Boathouse Row in Philadelphia on June 1, 2013. The team, known as the Air Guard Argonauts, consists of 20 oarsmen, a tiller operator and a drummer to mark timing. At the close of the event, the Argonauts fared well in the finals with a race-time approaching professional standings. Team members practice weekly in the evenings as race day nears. This is the second year that wing members have competed. Their next schedule competition is slated for Oct. 5 at the same location in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. If you would like to participate, contact the team captain at: 215-323-7172.