THE "VENICE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL" IS BACK IN VENICE ON THE 13th AND THE 14th OF MAY

 

THE "VENICE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL" IS BACK IN VENICE ON THE 13th AND THE 14th OF MAY

 (in collaboration with O.C. Vogalonga 2016)

 

CREWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ON PARADE ALONG THE GRAND CANAL AND TRONCHETTO AREA

 

Venice, 6th May, 2016 - The countdown to the "Venice International Dragon Boat Festival" has already started. The third edition of the event will take place on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of May and it will act as a preview to 42nd Vogalonga of Sunday the 15th. The festival gathers in Venice crews from all over the world, ready to parade in the Grand Canal and to compete over the distance of the 200 meters to the beat of the drum, on board of the 20-man dragons and the 10-man minidragons. A big change in locations awaits the participants and the spectators, as the "Venice International Dragon Boat Festival" for the first time "moves" from Lido to Tronchetto, in the waters between Isola Nuova and Ponte della Libertà.

 

The Festival - sponsored by the City of Venice and the Veneto Region - is organised by the Venice Canoe & Dragon Boat association who, since 2009 has had the ambition to create a "maxi" canoe and dragon boat event in Venice, combining sport and culture. After the pilot edition of 2012, the second event, held at the Lido island in 2014, continued expanding and involved many international crews.

 

The third edition is now just around the corner and it will host the following crews: Dubai Sea Dragons (UAE), Golden Dragons Portland (Oregon-United States), Vikings Dublin (Ireland), Avago Aussies (Sydney-Australia), DownUnder Dragons (Australia), Wave Walkers (London-England), Pink Champagne Dragons (Dorset-England), Droles de Rames (Annecy-France), Remiera Toscolano Maderno(Brescia-Italy), Canoa Club Bobbio (Piacenza-Italy), Trifoglio Rosa Mestre (Italy).

 

Venice Canoe & Dragon Boat will host the following crews also on the occasion of the 42nd Vogalonga: Dubai Sea Dragons (team 2, the United Arab Emirates), Club Reims (France), Droles de Rames (2nd team, Annecy-France), Stadoces Tarbais (Tarbes, France), Typhoon Dragons (London-England), Dragonauti (Cagliari-Italy), Dragon Boat Worcester (England).

 

Program of the 3rd Venice International Dragon Boat Festival:

 

§   Friday the 13th of May: at 18 pm, the dragon boats parade along the Grand Canal and the opening ceremony;

 

§  Saturday the 14th of May: at the Tronchetto area, heats and finals on the distance of 200 meters and the awards ceremony at the end of races.

 

 

Registrations to the Festival remains open until the beginning of the event. For info and news +39.334.9566321, www.venicecanoe.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  www.venicedragonboat.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

C.O.N.I.
FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA CANOA KAYAK
COMITATO VENETO F.I.C.K.