RNLI’s Dragon Boat Challenge moves to August
5:14pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Falmouth Week
The RNLI Cornish Dragon Boat Challenge that forms part of the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Regatta Week will take place on Sunday, August 19.
The event will be raising money to support the work of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards, helping them to save lives around our Cornish coastline.
Dragon Boats are 40ft open boats built on the lines of the traditional Chinese design and are powered by up to 16 competitors using paddles. The boats race against each other and are steered by a helmsman on the stern using a long oar. A drummer who is positioned precariously on the bow of the boat as they race along a course set in Falmouth Inner Harbour provides the rhythm for the paddlers.
Anyone interested in taking part in this event should contact Dave Nicoll on 07810 850926 or email@example.com .
As well as over 400 competitors taking part in the competitive racing, it is hoped that many more people will come down to the Events Square next to the National Maritime Museum to watch the racing and enjoy the carnival type atmosphere that goes with Dragon Boat Racing.
Dave Nicoll, RNLI area manager said: ‘This is a great day out for all the family so why not enter a team which in turn will help raise money to ensure of volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards have the training and equipment they require to save lives around our Cornish Coast”