Chance to go Dragon Boat racing in Falmouth
5:40pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Sport
Rowing enthusiats with a bit of fire in their bellies have the chance to getting involved Cornish Dragon Boat racing this year as part of the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Regatta Week.
This year’s RNLI Cornish Dragon Boat Challenge will form part of the on-the-water activities on Sunday, August 19.
Dragon Boats are 40ft open boats built on the lines of the traditional Chinese design. They 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?”