April 19, 2012
Rotary Dragon Boat Charity Challenge
On May 26, there will be held the Rotary Dragon Boat Charity Challenge on the Vltava river. Joint his fun charity event by becoming racers or just visitors.
Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient water sport which originated in China over 2000 years ago and is rapidly growing in popularity in the Czech Republic. Dragon boat racing is a fun and accessible sport for people of all ages and physical condition. Each boat is rigged with decorative Chinese dragon head and tail and is crewed by 16 paddlers in pairs facing towards the bow of the boat, 1 navigator at the rear of the boat and 1 drummer.
The drummer leading the paddlers throughout a race uses the rhythmic drum beat to indicate the frequency and synchronicity of all the paddlers´ strokes, and is considered to be the “heartbeat” of the dragon boat.
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