Gung Haggis paddlers featured in cover photo of Langley Advance for Cranberry Festival!

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Cranberry Festival is a big fun and important event in Ft. Langley.  Every year the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team attends.

In the above picture our Gung Haggis Hot Chili team is caught in a boat jam, as a team pushes our stern forward, preventing us from turn the boat to go left. 

I am in the front seat, trying to steer our boat left.  Our left side paddlers are paddling at a 45 degree angle to help pull our boat left.  Our right side paddlers are paddling hard to get us away from the boat colliding on our right side.

This is what happens when 3 teams enter a wide turn all at the same time.  We got the inside edge going into the turn, and pulled away from the boat beside us… but they kept their bow against our stern, preventing us from turning… meanwhile a third boat caught up on the outside and tried to paddle around us… but got stuck in the middle.  It sure looks like fun from this angle.

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