The 140 teams, including last year’s champions, will compete to win races in the following categories: Premier Division (200M & 500M), Senior A (200M), Under 24 (200M), Community Cup (200M) and UAE Division (200M).
Claudio Schermi, President of the European Dragon Boat Federation, said: “Last year’s event was a huge success and was well received by both paddlers and the public, so we are delighted to Being able to bring the EDBF Euro Cup Dragon Boat Championship back to Dubai again, spectators will be able to enjoy three days of action this year and an increase in the number of teams to 140 – our biggest yet.
Waterfront Market Director Mohammed Al Madani said, “The Waterfront Market is delighted to once again host the EDBF Euro Cup Dragon Boat Championship. We have fully embraced dragon boat racing at the Waterfront Market and will even be registering our own team to compete.
While dragon boating originated over 2,500 years ago in China, it is now one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. Dragon boating has become a dynamic, prestigious and high-performance sport enjoyed by millions of people in over 90 countries around the world.