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Puerto Rico Dragon Boat Training Clinic- Puerto Rico
[No City], PR
United States of America
Room Number: Marina Store
What is the Puerto Rico Dragon Boat Festival?
On November 4 and 6th we will re-gather our 2 2019 festival teams to begin training through the January International Regatta in Ponce. This event will give participants, new and experienced, a dragon boat experience with an island feel with full traiing at San Juan Marina. This will become a weekly program through Januray after this kick off training, while meeting your new coach.
To be a member of the newly formed teams YOU MUST attend training camp Thursday -Friday 22-24 Jan to truly get in the pace of this amazing sport and get to know your team. More info to those who register. No fee for veterans as this is supported by the Veterans Administration Adaptive Sports Grant.
What to bring:
- Drink bottle
- Change of clothes (just in case)
What is Dragon Boat Racing?
Dragon Boating, a sport founded in China over 2000 years ago, started as an international sport in 1976 in Hong Kong and has a worldwide participation of over 50 million competitors. Dragon boats are fast and powerful recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered amongst the team.
The crew for the Hong Kong class dragon boat is typically 22, made up from 20 paddlers in pairs facing toward the bow (front) of the boat, 1 'drummer or caller' at the bow facing toward the paddlers creates the heartbeat and rhythm of the boat, and 1 sweep (steerer) standing at the rear of the boat controlling its track.
Benefits of Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boat racing is a fun team-building activity and participating in a dragon boat event can benefit warriors, family, caregivers, and others in numerous ways.
- Dragon Boating creates an inclusive environment.
- People of all ages and fitness levels can participate.
- The nature of the sport emphasizes unity and working together.
- Driving towards the finish line produces energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
- Paddlers communicate by cheering each other on.
- The sport encourages leaders to move to the forefront.
- Twenty paddlers in one boat = increased camaraderie.
Dragon boat races feature an exhilarating combination of premier sport competition in concert with an entertainment showcase for corporations, community organizations, and families. This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of representing warriors and disabled veterans and their supporters.
Our team coach and mentors from our 2014 Adaptive Adventures Wounded Warrior team will provide the resources and skills necessary to reach to the highest levels. Our head coach has worked in China as a national team canoe instructor and has worked across the world helping veterans, those with disabilities and many others find olympic development opportunities and to help identify a teams greatest potential. We will also have multiple others assisting in the development of this team. We are a family!
For questions contact Chris Wiegand
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