Dragons At The Docks – Thursday, 31st August 2017

This Thursday, 31st August 2017 will see the Dragons At The Docks regatta in full swing. 60 teams in 6 corporate sectors (Property Companies, Property Agents, Building Contractors, Built Enivronment, Legal & Finance) will be battling it out to win the overall title. This will be the first time that the IDBA has had 10 dragon boats all in one place. Come on down to Grand Canal Dock and watch all the excitement as these corporation raise funds for the Simon Community. Racing from 15.40hrs – 19.15hrs.

S/L/A/S/H Professional Rope Skipping Team Performing Live!

With the support of our sponsor, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, we are pleased to announce that S/L/A/S/H a brand new Professional Rope Skipping Team from Hong Kong will be flying into Dublin especially to perform live at the Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2017.
This highly skilled group of skippers, many of which have competed at Asian and World Skipping Championships will be performing twice daily over the weekend in Grand Canal Square. Their performance routine will include a combination of skipping, gymnastics and dance. I can ensure you it is not to be missed! Profile.pdf

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2017

We are pleased to announce our partnership again with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office who will be the title sponsor of this year’s Dublin regatta. The event will be officially known for 2017 as the ‘Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta’. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is based in Brussels and it is the official representation of the Hong Kong Government to the European Union (EU) and EU Member States, including Ireland. Its mission is to promote bilateral ties between Hong Kong and Europe in particular on economic, trade, investment and cultural matters. This year is particularly poignant as it is the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
We are delighted that this is our second year of collaboration between the Irish Dragon Boat Association and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and hope we can maintain an excellent relationship for many years to come. It is exciting for us to be associated with such a strong brand for our sport and being able to raise the profile of dragon boating and Hong Kong at the regatta.
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EDBF European Club Crew Championships 2017 – Ireland on a Roll!

We are delighted to announce that at the recent 17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships held in Divonne-les-Bains, France two of our clubs achieved fantastic results:

Carlow Dragon Boat Club competed in the Standard Boat Premier Women’s Division
2000m – Gold
200m – Bronze
500m – Silver

Plurabelle Paddlers competed in the Standard Boat Senior A Women’s Division
2000m – Silver
200m – Bronze
500m – Bronze