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Dragon Boat Racing


Club or Group: 
Edgbaston Convention
Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
The Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention is holding a charity Dragon Boat Race Day
Location: 
Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE
Contact: 
David Aspinall

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese tradition over 2000 years old and one of Britain’s most competitive water sports. It is a great way to raise money and it is spectacular, colourful and exciting fun.

Teams and racing

Teams are made up of 12 - 16 paddlers, 3 reserves and a drummer. Teams can change their crew between races so that more people can have a go.  Each team is given full safety instructions and a short practice before the races. All equipment is provided –  boats, paddles, life jackets, etc., and the whole event is organised with safety in mind.  Teams will race one other in a number of heats throughout the day and the fastest teams will then compete in the final. There will be a prize giving ceremony at the end of the day where the winning team will be presented with medals and a trophy.

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