Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – RESULTS – Sunday, 16th September 2018

Please find the results from Sunday’s races here. RESULTS – Dublin SUNDAY 2018

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – RESULTS – Saturday, 15th September 2018.

A huge thank you to our main sponsor, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office without whose support we could not run this event and also to our annual supporter, Waterways Ireland who has supported this event since its inception. Attached are the results from Saturday’s racing. Results – Dublin SATURDAY 2018

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

The annual Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 is fast approaching with just over a week to go. A massive thank you as always to our main sponsor the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels and our our key supporter Waterways Ireland.

Please find below the race programmes for Saturday and Sunday.

Race Programme – Dublin SATURDAY 2018

Race Programme – Dublin SUNDAY 2018

The 2nd annual Dragons at the Docks, raises over €250,000 for Dublin Simon

CAIRN HOMES PIPS COLLEN AND INVESTEC TO TAKE TOP PRIZE

Over 800 participants took part in this year’s Dragons At the Docks property industry fund raising event held at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2. The dragon boat racing competition saw 70 teams compete in races and, in the process, raise €250,000 for charity.

The overall winner was the team from Cairn Homes, with Collen coming second, and Investec coming third in a competitive final race. Last year the competition was won by the team from construction company Sisk. DATD -Results 2018

Nine of Ireland’s biggest property companies were the cornerstone sponsors of the second year of the event, with Dalata Hotel Group, Glenveagh Property and Hines joining the original six companies who launched the event last year: Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate.

75% of the funds raised will go to the Dublin Simon Community, with the balance to be distributed to local charities in the Grand Canal Dock area.

Sam McGuinness CEO of the Dublin Simon Community said:

“We are honoured to be the charity partner at the Dragons at the Docks. With the support of everyone involved we are making a life changing impact to the lives of vulnerable people living in unimaginable circumstances. Funds raised at the 2017 event allowed us to acquire two apartments and a 2-bedroom townhouse in Dublin now providing more people who have been through the trauma and abuse of homelessness with a home to call their own.

“This year, utilising funds raised at Dragons at the Docks, Dublin Simon Community plan to acquire five more apartments, for individuals and couples. Working together, we have the ability to deliver many more permanent homes, ensuring that people never have to face the uncertainty and anxiety of homelessness again. On behalf of Dublin Simon Community and most importantly the people who rely on our services, thank you for helping to rebuild lives.”

Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Team Pick Up The Silverware!

We are delighted to congratulate the Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Team on their medal haul at the recent European Nations Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. Competing in 1000m, 2000m, 500m and 200m the women’s team won 4 silver medals at the Championships. An impressive result for a team that has only ever raced once before at an International Championships.

The German Senior Women’s Team being on home turf won the gold medals and showed the rest of Europe the strength of dragon boating in Germany.

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

 

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – Results

The sun shone and the teams raced hard yesterday at the Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2018. In all 360 competitors took part in the event with strong fields in both the women’s and U18s racing categories. The full results follow. Athy DBR 2018 – Results