Chinese Dragon Boat Race
Hundreds of daring paddlers compete in the annual Chinese dragon boat race at Salford Quays.
27 teams, made up of 10 paddlers, a drummer and a steersman, sail their decorated boats as spectators spur them on.
The sport is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 50 million people taking part in dragon boat races last year and a growing number calling for it to be made an Olympic sport.
The event is organised by the Xinhua Chinese Association, and a festival was held alongside the races.
Visitors can tuck into traditional Chinese food such as Zongzi – sticky dumplings and fried cake made of wheat flour, rice and sweet potato - while competitors get soaked in the water.
Where to go
- MediaCityUK and Dock 9
- Salford Quays
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Saturday 13 June