TOPSHOT - Competitors take part in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong on May 14, 2017. 
The races are part of a multi-million dollar programme of events organised to celebrate Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary from Britain to China which falls on July 1.  / AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REY        (Photo credit should read DALE DE LA REY/AFP/Getty Images)



Dragon Boat Racing

Updated 12:46 PM ET, Wed June 21, 2017

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Hong Kong (CNN)Take a seat next to the paddlers in a long and narrow dragon boat as they row in unison to the beat of a drum and race towards the finish line.