With only a few days left to the start of our 3rd International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, the excitement is hotting up.

We extend a very warm welcome to the six international crews from Dubai, Italy and the United Kingdom and our IDBF international officials from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom who will be arriving on our shores over the next few days. We hope that you will enjoy your stay and appreciate the generous Irish hospitality.

We would also like to thank our Lead Sponsor Waterways Ireland who as always is very generous with allowing us the use of Grand Canal Dock and the Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre for us to run the regatta, as well as providing some of the contents of our goody bags for the international competitors.

We now look forward to seeing some great racing over the weekend, so pop along and watch the crews in action.