Yasha Dragons ๐Ÿ‰ Okinawa Dragon Boat Season Finale!


hi everyone and thanks for watching the
yasha dragons okinawa documentary series we have a fundraising site on bonfire
where you can buy some Yasha dragons Okinawa team gear we are non profit to
go ahead and get on that site and see if you can help us out by buying a t-shirt
proceeds go to support the team we need to pay for boat mooring fees and we need
to pay for entry fees for other dragon boat races so please help us out if you
can here’s a nice t-shirt this is the paddle I own this t-shirt it’s pretty
amazing the fabric is very soft and you can get it in any color you want
although I recommend the purple because it looks the best also I know winter’s
coming so you have a Yasha dragons Okinawa hoodie and it is pretty warm you
got your pocket in the front you’ve got a cool Yasha dragons Okinawan design so
won’t you please consider helping us out through our fundraising efforts by not
only just maybe buying a t-shirt but also follow us on Facebook and follow us
on Instagram we put up dates there and we also have a brand new website
Jasha dragons okinawa dot-com you can visit us there and drop us a line as
well thank you from everybody on the Yasha dragons Okinawa team for your
continued support Previously on the Dragons Okinawa try to get your speed up point around
this turn the Nagas Haari Championship is the
last major championship on Okinawa teams from all over Okinawa come to race in
this championship it’s also one of the biggest races on Island and competition
is tough theYashas have been looking forward to
this race all season long for this race they’ve pulled up all the stops
bigger tents chef Mike’s super energy meals and they’ve been practicing extra
hard all week the weather couldn’t be better
the rains are gone and the sun is shining with blue skies the winds are
blowing strong however something the Yashas will have to deal with during
their races coach Kristin gathers the Yashas as they ready for the first heat
nurse Ron edge this race is the one they want to win Yasha Wind is up first and as they load
into the boat they get some last-minute coaching from Kristin as they paddled of
the start they wave at all the friends and family supporters who have come to
root them on the Yashas always make time to thank fans who come out to see them
at the races first off and jumping right go go go
deep paddles ladies come on this is your show come on let’s go let’s go pick up that pace let’s go deep
paddle them speak up let’s go come on let’s go come on this way let’s go
give it the power give me some power it’s a power go go come on you got this let’s go ladies these patterns beautiful
don’t get it once you slow it down power power go come on let’s go Yasha Wind picks up the win in the first
heat Kash Daniel congratulate them as they come off the boat job Good job Melissa Kathy no idea all right so
good job go get some rest awesome job while yasha wind rests Yasha
waters up next the winds have been causing some trouble for teams here
boats are flipping around the turns making for delay in some races safety is
always the main concern here Jasha water paddles out to the starting line Yasha water wins their heat by a boat
length the wind is picking up now though a concern as they head back to their
tents coach Kristen is happy both boats are advancing to the semi-finals so just depressed relax drink water we
want to get a good warm-up and a good speech beforehand if we didn’t like that
in this is hitting our jitters huh so we got our jitters out we’re gonna make
this in my finals this time we’re just gonna so whatever happens if you need to
dig out of it like staying in sync to keep the power in all of our paddles
moving at the same time so it feels like more powerful so we’re going the times are tight the Yasha’s need to
get faster quickly Yasha water is up first in the semi-finals and they have
some very tough competition word’s gotten out about the Yashas as the
locals jockey for position to watch the semi-final race a great race Yasha water comes in third
in this heat with an impressive time but not enough to advance the finals they hold their heads high they gave it
their all coach Kristen’s proud and waits for them
on the dock there are different categories in this
Hari and one is the best costume team this team wins my vote all dressed up as
the Where’s Waldo definitely unique and very fun back to the semi-finals
it’s Yasha Winds turn to try in advance Yasha wind pulls it off and advances to
the finals now all the men’s races have finished
and the top three all get beer showers during their victory lap the competition
is tough very tough out there today but it’s also about enjoying the races today’s men’s third-place finishers seem
to have a blast and really show how winning isn’t everything it’s also about
having fun and now it’s time for the women’s finals
Yasha Wind gets ready as they head to the start again the stands and docks are
full of spectators watching this exciting women’s final be ready all right line us up all right
Kristin the second dolphin jumping right there on the right it’s been fun putting this gentle hold
on let’s go let’s go come on let’s go come on there be come on Wow come on come on
Yasha wind will have to settle for second place I took a lady’s heads up it’s
okay your job keep your heads up ladies keep
your heads up keep it up places a second and a great season comes
to an end as the Yashas head back to their tent for a meeting before the
closing ceremonies it sucks they were they were better than
us today they were a good team today hey you were faster than us and okay because
we’ve had a fantastic year every single one of you who have come to practice and
giving it your all I know that this was the one that we really wanted to win
but it’s okay we still showed up one of my biggest things when we go out there
is that we go out there and as a team Yashas without a doubt you can’t deny
the camaraderie that this team has and this strength that this team has not
just a body but inside each and every one of you we all works really hard
there’s absolutely no reason like any one of us to have our heads up right now
it sucks but we need did the right thing we were good teammates to each other we
were good teammates to all the other teams around and I guarantee you that
Yashas came out this year and brought a whole new level
they wouldn’t have been where they are today if we wouldn’t have pushed them
all to get there so who’s that know that we win together we lose together it was a good race
it was a good race they were a better team today but we built something
amazing and we’re gonna go over there we’re gonna hold our heads up we’re
gonna get on the podium and we’re gonna party and get in our floaties listen to
music and have fun the way that we always with the summer boat season over you
have to give credit to the Yasha Dragons Okinawa okinawa
they either won or placed top five in every race they completed this summer
for some that would be a great finish to an amazing first year to the ashes it’s
only the beginning I know I didn’t make all the right calls
but I did the best I could do supposed to be leaving the hotel first up being packed on
Monday we did so much better than for me to be
able to take it home for ten years I really don’t think I could ever come
up with the right words to describe what this team means to me I don’t think any
of us had a clue that it would become what it is today
this team grew organically and attracted the best of the best when you become a
Yasha your life changes you want to be a better paddler and a better person I’ve
never worked so hard in my life and loved every minute of it and it’s
because of this family that we created ladies it was such an honor to coach you
this year I was so lucky everyone was so eager to learn to get better and most of
all to help keep pushing each other keep watching videos our diversity is
what makes us great always give grace and always forgive always make that
tunnel never attend a meeting without a drunken hand always drop the bucket with
a smile and when in doubt death by Daniel and when it all gets crazy
just remember to shut up and paddle I love you and miss you guys so much No hold on no no wait just a minute I’ve
got something to say you should hear it I’m happy to make time
oh you thing else do you have to with me let’s just break it down
– you and me uptown dancing all around till the disco ball pops but I have to
be me and everyone can see anger in this place and I never let’s just break it down to you and me
uptown but I have to be me and everyone can see don’t hate me
attention don’t turn me yeah No gonna stop I I’m gonna stop you

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