Great success for the 8th edition of the Venice International Dragon Boat Festival

PRESS RELEASE 7 June 2022

Great success for the 8th edition of the Venice International Dragon Boat Festival 
with its mood of cultural and sport friendship among the 16 participating crews.
Many of them were from abroad, and also took part in Venice’s famous “Vogalonga” on Sunday 5 June.

 

The 8th edition of the Venice International Dragon Boat Festival started regularly on Saturday 4 June. It was the first complete edition in a post-pandemic climate. Although the Festival was held both in 2020 and in 2021, it was under very different conditions. The 2022 Festival saw 16 registered crews compete against each other, 14 of which came from abroad.

To complete the venetian experience, the 4 French, 4 English, 2 Italian, 2 American, 2 Arab, 1 Czech and 1 German crew also took part in the 46th edition of the “Vogalonga”, the traditional non-competitive rowing event that covers Venice and the northern lagoon.

The Festival program saw the regattas divided into 5 categories: Amateur, Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS), Men, Women and Mixed.

The 1st classification for each category went to the following crews:

 • Amateurs: Les Copains A Bord (FRA)

• BCS: Linked in Pink Bcs (USA)

• Men: Emirates Airline EK Dragon Boat Club (UAE)

• Women: Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Survivors DB (UK)

• Mixed: Emirates Airline EK Dragon Boat Club (UAE)

 "It was a great return to normal events before Covid. We were very lucky to find some beautiful days. The participants were enthusiastic, thanks also to an impeccable organisation" said Andrea Bedin, President of the Venice Canoe and Dragon Boat Club, organiser of the event. The Festival is a unique moment of sport and folklore, and brings together crews enthusiastic about experiencing Venice and its Lagoon from this singular perspective.

The organisers also wish to thank the “Costantino Reyer Sports Center” where the event was hosted, the Municipality of Venice, the Water Authority of Venice, the Regional Auxiliary Coast Guard and of course the Veneto Region which recognised the cultural value of the event.

 

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Everything is ready - Venice Dragon Boat Festival and Vogalonga 2022

Comunicato del 31 maggio 2022

 

Everything is ready for the 8th edition of the Venice International Dragon Boat Festival

 

Saturday 4 June 2022, at the Sports Centre of Sant’Alvise, Venice,
with 16 crews registered from 7 Nations.

 

It may be the desire to return to rowing, or the great desire to be in Venice and Italy, the fact is that the 8th edition of the Venice International Dragon Boat Festival has 16 registered crews, 14 of which are from abroad.

 

Taking advantage of combining the "Festival together with the Vogalonga", 1 Czech, 1 German, 2 Italian, 2 American, 2 Arab, 4 French and 4 English crews will compete in the waters of the city that gave birth to Marco Polo, whose journey along the "Silk Road" has been symbolically replicated by the Dragon Boats, ancient boats of Chinese origin now widespread in Italy and throughout the world, thanks to the versatility that allows these boats to accommodate even very different people for fun and sport.

 

The "Venice International Dragon Boat Festival" was born in 2012, and did not stop even during the pandemic, taking place both in 2020 and in 2021.  The 2022 edition of the Festival will be organised according to the current Covid-19 anti-contagion regulations.

 

The Festival is on Saturday 4th June and is followed by the famous Vogalonga on Sunday 5th June, with participation of the Breast Cancer Survivors, DB athletes and fun-loving amateurs.

 

The program begins with the heats taking part late morning followed by more racing and the Finals in the afternoon.

 

The Festival is a unique moment of sport and folklore, and brings together crews enthusiastic about experiencing Venice and the lagoon from this unique perspective. The Festival is a part of the more sustainable tourism trend that Venice so strongly needs.

 

 

For more details visit www.venicedragonboat.com

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Saturday 04 June 2022 – Festival/Regattas

Arrival of teams and groups, 10:00am – Captain’s meeting.

10:45 – races begin.

Lunch break: from 12:45 to 14:30.

14:00 – races resume and finish at 15:45 – medal ceremony at the end of each FINAL.

 

From 16:30 – preparations for the parade begin

Festival/Parade (itinerary to be defined).

 

Sunday 05 June 2022 - Vogalonga

7:00am – arrival of teams and groups. Indication of route. Return to base by 14:00.

 

The programme may be subject to changes (also in the case of bad weather conditions, change of location etc).

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

 

LINKED IN PINKS USA - ENSEMBLE POUR ELLES France - FKV DRAGONAUTEN Germany - LES COPAINS A BORD France - PINK CHAMPAGNE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS DB UK - SOS CANCER DU SEIN France - WAVE WALKERS DBT UK - TYPHOON DB Club UK - DRAGON BOAT TOULOUSE CLUB France - EMIRATES AIRLINE DRAGON BOAT CLUB Dubai - VELKY OLKY KVS PRAHA Czech Rep. - MIAMI DRAGON SLAYERS USA - YORKSHIRE SHARKS UK - BRENTANE Italia - TRIFOGLIO ROSA Italia

 

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