Bath Dragon Boat Challenge 2016
6th August 2016
Dragon boating is a fun filled, adrenaline pumping and the fastest growing Watersports activity in the UK. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragon's heads and tails. Crews of up to 16 people sit in pairs and paddle to compete in multiple timed races over distances of around 250 m. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a professional helmsperson in the stern to steer the boat and coach and motivate the crews to win.
Dragon Boat Racing is an all-inclusive event, so anybody of any ability fitness and even health can participate.
You will partake in a safety briefing before taking to the water, where you will compete in 3 rounds of racing looking to set the fastest time of the day, with the 3 fastest teams going into the final 3 boat racing to compete for placed medals and trophy.