Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis harbour is often used for displays and exhibitions as it is usually well supported. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival was no exception.
The Waterfront was looking splendid in the Winter sunshine (yes, it is really Winter). The coastguards had to move their boats to clear the racing area.
The first race!
Yes they were but no sooner than three boats were touching the wall, the fourth would drift away!
Seconds after this, the Officials’ boat had to be moved away from the wall delaying the start by another twenty minutes.