Recruitment for Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Squad 2019/2020

The 14th EDBF European Nations Championships will held in Kiev, Ukraine between 15th – 19th July 2020 and we are now recruiting for squad members to the Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Squad.

To be eligible for the Squad:

1)     You must be female.

2)     You must be Irish or fulfil the residency criteria.

3)     You must be 40 years old in the year 2020.

4)   You must be currently resident in the Isle of Ireland.

5)   You must be able to fund the training and trip yourself as no funding is guaranteed at this time.

6)   You will need to be an Individual Member of the Irish Dragon Boat Association from 1st January 2020.

7)  Your weight must be proportional to your height. Please note, there will be penalties imposed on those individuals carrying additional weight when it comes to the time trials. Power to weight in the dragon boat is fundamental.

The first training session will be held in Carlow Town on Saturday, 2nd November 2019 and will include two water video sessions. The next session will then be held on Saturday, 7th December 2019 and you will be required by this date to have done a time trial on our paddle machine in order that we know you have the ability to be part of the team. Please note, if you are not serious about being a member of the Squad and putting in the work which is expected and required, then this is not for you. The level of dragon boating is moving on year on year and in order for us to achieve the results we desire then we need to find the fastest team possible.

If you are interested, then please complete the attached sign up form. Irish Team Sign Up Sheet 2020

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 – Results – Sun, 15th September 2019

Please find below the results from Sunday, 15th September 2019. Results – Dublin SUNDAY 2019

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 – Results – Sat, 14th September 2019

You can find the results here for Saturday, 14th September 2019. RESULTS – Dublin SATURDAY 2019

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

If you are in Dublin over the weekend pop along to Grand Canal Dock and see the best crews in Ireland and some international teams from Canada, USA, France and Great Britain battle it out over 200m & 400m.

Timings

Saturday, 14th September 2019

Team Managers Meeting – 08.45hrs

First Race – 10.00hrs

Last Race – 17.45hrs

Prize Giving – 18.00hrs

Sunday, 15th September 2019

Team Managers Meeting – 08.45hrs

First Race – 10.00hrs

Last Race – 17.15hrs

Prize Giving – 17.30hrs

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – Race Programme – Sun, 15th September 2019

You can find the link to Sunday’s Race Programme here. Race Programme – Dublin SUNDAY 2019

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – Race Programme – Sat, 14th September 2019

Please find the link to the Race Programme for Saturday. Race Programme – Dublin SATURDAY 2019

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – 14th & 15th September 2019

PRESS RELEASE

The Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta returns to Grand Canal Dock, Dublin on Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th September 2019.

In its ninth year, Ireland’s premier dragon boat event will see crews from Canada, USA, Great Britain, France and Dubai battle it out against the best Irish crews from around the 32 counties of Ireland. Over 50 million people from 84 nations participate in dragon boat racing every year and for two days this September you too will be able to experience the excitement of an ancient Chinese sport which dates back over 2,000 years.

Speaking of the event, Julie Doyle, Chairman of the IDBA, said: “Dragon boat racing is such a sociable sport and it’s great fun too. It has been great to see the level of competition in Ireland increasing year on year as the sport develops. The regatta does however welcome people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels and is a popular team-building experience for companies and organisations of all sizes. We cater for everyone. We are also very proud of the fact that our sport is gender balanced. Our Women’s category which will run on Sunday has 13 teams and one race alone will see 88 women on the water”.

Races at the regatta will be run over 200 metres and 400 metre distances. Categories include International, Breast Cancer Survivors, Under 18s, Women and the Open Challenge for more novice crews.

The event is jointly run between Plurabelle Paddlers and the Irish Dragon Boat Association and is supported by Waterways Ireland.

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

For further information on the Plurabelle Paddlers, visit www.plurabellepaddlers.com

Ends

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

Dragons At The Docks 2019 – Raises €350,000 for Charity

Over 1,000 participants, 78 teams, 22 races, seven sectors, and only one winner. Congratulations Kennedy Wilson!

It’s hard to believe one of the biggest charity events of the year, Dragons at the Docks is over. Since the launch of the first Dragons at the Docks event in 2017, the event has raised over €660,000 for the Dublin Simon Community and €233,000 raised for other local charities. For its third year, DATD was to be even bigger and better, and what a success it was! This year, we are delighted to announce that €350,000 was raised, meaning an overall total of an amazing €893,000!

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 – Results

We were certainly blessed with the weather yesterday with only a few quick showers and our biggest turn out ever of crews for this event; you must be all loving the 500m race distance. Well done to everyone who participated and how fantastic it is to see so many female helms out there racing. Thank you also to Waterways Ireland for their continued support of our events. The full results from the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 can be found here. RESULTS – Barrow DBR 2019

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 9th June 2019

The Race Programme for the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta can be found here. Barrow DBR Race Programme 2019