Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta – Sat, 15th & Sun, 16th September 2018

We are now open for entries to the Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 and are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is once again the title sponsor for the event. Further details and entry forms can be found here. Dublin DBR Entry Form 2018

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – Results

The results from the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 can be found here. Barrow DBR – Results 2018

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 10th June 2018

The Race Programme and event details can be found here. Barrow DBR Race Programme 2018

Press Release – Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2018

Join the Dragons at the

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta

 Although it is still relatively unknown in Ireland, over 50 million people from 84 nations participate in dragon boat racing every year and you too will be able to experience the excitement of an ancient Chinese sport which dates back over 2,000 years.

The Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta takes place on Sunday, 10th June 2018 on the River Barrow with the athletes village based in the picturesque Carlow Town Park. Once again supported by Waterways Ireland, the event will see 320 competitors battle it out to find the fastest women’s, open and under 18s teams. This year teams will come from as far afield as Belfast and Cork as well as the more local areas of Carlow and nearby Athy.

Speaking of the event, Julie Doyle, Chairman of the IDBA, said: “Dragon boat racing is such a sociable sport and it’s great fun. A lot of teams started as a team-building experience with their companies and organisations, but many now have formed clubs and the standard of the sport is rising year on year”.

Races at the regatta will be run over 200 metres for the under 18s and 500 metre distances for the adults. Racing will run from 10.50hrs – 16.45hrs.

 

For further information on the event and on the sport of dragon boat racing, visit www.dragonboat.ie, or email info@dragonboat.ie.

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Further Information

Julie Doyle, Chairman, IDBA, tel: (059) 916 1685/ (085) 7422902