Published: Mar 29, 2012 2:28 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2012 3:58 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the War on the Peace, 2nd Annual Punta Gorda Dragon Boat Festival.

The event will take place Saturday, April 14th at Laishley Park.

Dragon boating is a co-ed team sport. Twenty people paddle the 40-foot-long dragon boat 400 meters in about two and a half minutes.

The Dragon Boat Festival is an amateur racing event and an official Southeastern Regional Dragon Boat Association points race.

The 2011 inaugural event played host to 31 teams and 700 competitors.

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