Dragon boat festival at Slezská Harta
Dragon boat festival at Slezská Harta started in august 2014.
The company Marina s.r.o. has historically organized the first amateur race. The intention was to create a regular event that would be specific and at the same time attract many visitors, inhabitants and tourists in the region too. MARINA s.r.o. aims to support tourism and sports activities in Bruntál region.During the next years, when the interest in this sport activity has grown considerably (from 4 crews to several tens), the cooperation with the Slezská Harta Mikroregion has started. The microregion supported this project so much that it is now a traditional and very popular event at has almost a professional level, but still retains the magic of amateur struggle.
What is a dragon boat?
12.5m open canoe shaped boat decorated with a dragon's head and a tail.
crew: max. 20 paddlers in the saddle - 10 right, 10 left + drummer sitting on the tip and punching into the drum indicating the paddle rhythm + steersman, standing on the stern and determining the direction.
The history of dragon boat racing began in China more than 2,200 years ago. Since then, there have been historical references to racing on these ships. Their modern era dates back to 1976, when the first dragon boat festival in Hong Kong was held. From there, the sport spread rapidly throughout the world. At present, over 50 million athletes from more than 50 countries are actively engaged in this discipline.
Why dragon boat?
Dragonboating is a team sport on the water, where 22 athletes have a common interest and a common goal. Men and women sit together in a boat to show together that as one team they do far more than an individual.
Coordination and teamwork is more than an individual performance. A common success in a race or training means common joy and celebration. Dragonboating brings unforgettable experiences associated with sports and social activities.
The Czech Dragon Boat Association organizes annually the Prague Dragon Boat Festival in the center of Prague between Charles bridge and Mánes bridge and many other events throughout the country.
- 100 FUN mixed amateur crew (20 people + 1 drummer) 200m + 1000m
Moravia-silesian region crews outside the region
- 102 FUN mixed amateur crew (20 people + 1 drummer) 200m + 1000m
Microregion Slezská Harta cup
- 106 FUN mixed amateur crew (20 people + 1 drummer) 200m + 1000m
Crees in GP race
More detailed information, online applications, sponsor information, informations for sellers at website www.dracilodeharta.cz. Results at web site http://draci-lode.torrsen.cz/slezska-harta/slezska-harta-2017-vysledky