The annual Dragon Boat challenge is becoming a regular feature on Doncaster’s tourism calendar and returns for its fourth year in 2013 on July 13th!
Applications are now open for all to apply, so if you’re interested in taking part in the Water Bonanza that promises to be a fun filled day then please contact Richard Young of Doncaster Tourism on 01302 736036 or email email@example.com
This year the chose charity is CRY whose aim is to protect the cardiac health of our young. Cry’s mission is to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities. If you would like to find out more about this charity then please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today - as well as the most fun!
Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!
In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal. The Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram are the twelve animals that are part of this tradition. Each of these animals is thought to bestow their characteristics to the people born in their year. In 2013, the dedicated animal is the year of the Water Snake!
The Dragon Boat event is open to all and crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m course, watched by crowds of spectators, to be crowned champions on the day.
If you can’t find your ‘sea feet’ then do not worry, there is still plenty for you to experience at this fun filled family event.
Spectators will be treated to the thrill of the race as teams compete against each other, a spectacular display from a Chinese Lion Dancers, Fun fair rides, Craft and charity stalls as well as themed food stalls.
Doncaster Lakeside offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed for spectators and competitors alike.
For more information on how you can take part contact Richard Young at Doncaster Tourism on 01302 736036 or email email@example.com.