Events


Athy Dragon Boat Regatta
Date: Sunday, 30th April 2017
Location: River Barrow, Emily Square, Athy, Kildare
Entry Fee: €425 / team (Adult)
€255 / team (U18s)
Timings:
10.00 – Crew Manager’s Meeting
10.30 – Briefings Commence
Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2012
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Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Location: Carlow Town Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow
Entry Fee: €425 / team (Adult)
€255 / team (U18s)
Timings:
10.00 – Crew Manager’s Meeting
10.30 – Briefings Commence
Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta
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Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 9th & 10th September 2017
Location: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Partners: In conjunction with Plurabelle Paddlers
Entry Fee: €425 / team (Adult)
€255 / team (U18s)
Timings: SAT

08.45 – Crew Manager’s Meeting
09.30 – Briefings Commence
SUN
08.45 – Crew Manager’s Meeting
09.30 – Briefings Commence

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Teams can consist of 17 – 20 people; 16 paddlers, 1 drummer and up to 3 reserves. The minimum numbers for a team is 12 paddlers and 1 drummer.

For the Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, international teams can compete with 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 helm and up to 4 reserves.

Entry forms for any of the IDBA regattas can be obtained by emailing info@dragonboat.ie.

The IDBA are always looking for new venues, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions.


17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships
Date: 27th July 2017 to 30th July 2017
Location: Divonne les Bains, France
Divonne les Bains, France
World Nations Championship Hungary
13th IDBF World Nations Championships
Date: 18th October 2017 – 22nd October 2017
Location: Kunming, China
European Club Crew Championships

 

Dragon Boat Schools Project

Date: March 2017 – October 2017
Locations: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4 in conjunction with Surfdock.
River Barrow, Carlow Town Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow.

Dragon Boat Schools Project 1The Dragon Boat Schools Project is an opportunity to engage teenagers in a fun team sport. Training the children in this dynamic water sport, which is accessible to participants of all levels of fitness, provides an excellent opportunity to promote a positive attitude to physical activity.

National and international research clearly indicates that physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the levels of obesity and reduce the chances of getting cancer by 30-40%. Encouraging regular physical exercise from the earliest possible age is desirable. There is a need to communicate this message with children in a non-preached manner and particularly during teenage years where a lot of children opt out of sports. Dragon boating is accessible and fun and as a new sport very attractive to beginners and those who dislike the standard school sports. It is ‘do able’ from the outset and really engages the participants. Dragon boating helps develop a high level of fitness and is a great team sport.

Dragon Boat Schools Project 2Liaison with the S.P.H.E. teacher in the schools will ensure the factual classroom based information is shared with the children. Our goal is to get the children active and out on the water. The communication of the health promotion message to the participants will be delivered in a practical, real and meaningful way.

With a new U18s race category being offered in our regattas it will provide the children with a goal to continue with the water sport.

If you want more information and costings, please do not hesitate to contact us.