Salford Dragon Boat Race
12 May, 2019 - 09:00am
Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays. M50 3SQ
Sunday 12th May 2019 is the date for the next Salford Dragon Boat Festival, to be held at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays. M50 3SQ
A dragon boat team is made up of between 13 - 20 team members, although a maximum sixteen paddlers and a drummer will be allowed to compete in any one race. The extra members are because each team will have several races during the day. if you are a small team and down on numbers, the drummer (even another paddler) can always be borrowed from another team.
Racing is over the whole length of Ontario Dock, which is around 180 meters and each team will have a minimum three timed races where their single fastest time only will count for Grand Final qualification. What this means is, even if two of your races are both disasters, one great time is still all you need to be in with a good chance of going through to the Grand Final race.
Before each team's first race, teams will be given a safety briefing and also instruction on the technique used. One person paddling a canoe - simple. Up to sixteen people paddling a dragon boat together ... not so simple.
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