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Hue holds boat race to celebrate National Day

Update: September, 03/2013 - 10:27
Different strokes: Boats approach the finishing line at the National Day boat race in Hue yesterday. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS)— Hue held a boat race yesterday on the Perfume River to celebrate National Day.

Eight men's and women's teams competed on the race in front of the imperial palace in the former capital city.

The teams were made up of the best crews in the districts that have a tradition of boat racing.

Each boat had a skipper and 14 crew members, who competed on the 3km course.

Nguyen Van Dau, head of the organising committee, said the race was a tradition of localities in the province.

In the early morning, remote-control model planes and boat shows were held to warm up the atmosphere.

Throughout the province, other boat races were held yesterday in Phong Dien and Huong Tra districts to mark the anniversary. — VNS


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