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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
Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE
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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