Saturday, February 12, 2011

2011 Lake Jindabyne Dragon Boat Challenge

Come and experience this fantastic EVENT set in Banjo Paterson Park on the foreshore of beautiful Lake Jindabyne. Enjoy the fireworks display on Saturday night or be apart of the 6th Lake Jindabyne Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday. Sunday’s program also features the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Expo and huge Market Day and amusement rides.

The 2011 Lake Jindabyne Dragon Boat Challenge will be held on Sunday 20th February and looking to be the biggest yet. The Challenge is open to corporate, charity, novice, sports, juniors and your crew. No previous experience is necessary as training is provided on Saturday afternoon for all teams. All equipment will be provided and experienced helms will steer your boats.

Dragon boat racing is an exciting and competitive water sport which has rapidly grown in popularity as a relatively new sport in Australia. The forty foot long dragon boats are brightly painted and decorated with a dragons head and tail. Each crew has twenty paddlers 10 on each side and 2 abreast with the paddlers attacking the water as a team races the 200 metres with a drummer to keep time and a steerer to control the boat. All boats along with drummer and steerer will be provided along with pre training for all teams. Typically 4 - 6 boats in a race.

The races are exciting and spectacular adrenaline charged sprint. Dragon boating is by Nature a social sport requiring large numbers of people to work together. It develops strength and endurance as well as friendships.

Don’t miss this fantastic weekend.

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